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Iden, Brandt (R)

State Representative District 61
Office: N995 HOB
Term: 3rd
Phone: (517) 373-1774
Email: BrandtIden@house.mi.gov
Home Address: PO Box 20486, Kalamazoo, MI 49019
Website: http://gophouse.org/representatives/southwest/iden/
Seat Number: 20
Standing Committees: Ways & Means(C)
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

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


POLITICAL CAREER

Rep. Iden was first elected to the Michigan House in 2014 after defeating one Republican in the August primary and then defeating Democrat John FISCHER 48 to 43 percent in the general election. Iden served as the chair of the Kalamazoo County Committee for Mitt Romney and the Kalamazoo County Rick Snyder for Governor team.  

WORK EXPERIENCE

Rep. Iden is a former two-term Kalamazoo County Commissioner.  Iden has owned his own real estate business and served as the county advisor for the Kalamazoo County Land Bank.  

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

EDUCATION

Rep. Iden holds a bachelor's degree in political science and economics from Kalamazoo College.  

PERSONAL

He was born and raised in Southwest Michigan, is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys many of the great outdoor resources Michigan offers, including skiing, hunting and fishing.

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Rep. Iden sits on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers, Big Sisters; Discover Kalamazoo and Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan -- a nonprofit organization that gives K-12 students skills for career readiness and financial literacy.  

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

Samantha Zandee
szandee@house.mi.gov

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