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Hooker, Tom (R)State Representative District 77
Rep. Thomas Hooker was first elected to the House in November 2010, winning a competitive five-person Republican primary with 39 percent of the vote. The second-place finisher, infrastructure engineer Nate Vriesman, had 37 percent. Hooker defeated a former student, Democrat Scott Barton, in the general election with 70 percent of the vote. He won his final term with 67 percent of the vote.
Rep. Hooker was a teacher in the Byron Center Public School system for 37 years, teaching courses in government, economics, health and physical education. He is a Red Cross instructor, taught swimming through the YMCA and trained teachers and staff members in CPR and first aid. Coaching was also a big part of Hooker's life, including over 20 years as a high school football coach and 37 years as wrestling coach.
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Representative Hooker received his bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University and a master's degree from Western Michigan University.
Married to Pam for 38 years, they have two children, Troy and Tracy and four granddaughters. Rep. Hooker, at one time, was the starting guard for the Grand Valley State University football team.
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