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Hooker, Tom (R)

State Representative District 77
Office: N 1096 HOB
Term: old rep
Phone: (517) 373-2277
Email: TomHooker@house.michigan.gov
Home Address: 1739 108th St., Byron Center, MI 49315
Website: http://gophouse.org/representatives/westmi/hooker/
Seat Number: 37

BB - Binsfeld Building,  BT - Boji Tower,  CB - Capitol Building,  HOB - House Office Building  


POLITICAL CAREER

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.

WORK EXPERIENCE

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.

To read MIRS biography of Rep. Hooker, click here.

EDUCATION

Representative Hooker received his bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University and a master's degree from Western Michigan University.

PERSONAL

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.

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

Drew Jones
djones@house.mi.gov

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