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Runestad, Jim (R)

State Representative District 44
Office: N893 HOB
Term: Second
Phone: (517) 373-2616
Home Address: 2210 Teggerdine Road, White Lake, MI 48386
Seat Number: 104
Standing Committees: Judiciary(C), Communications and Technology, Insurance, Local Government
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

CB - Capitol Building,  FB - Farnum Building,  HOB - House Office Building 


Rep. Runestad was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2014 when he defeated three other Republicans in the August primary.  In the general election, Runestad defeated Mark Venie by a margin of 68 to 32 percent.  


Immediately after graduating Rep. Runestad began working the insurance industry.  For 13 years he's been operating his own insurance company, Runestad Financial Associates.  

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


Rep. Runestad graduated from Central Michigan University with a B.S. in Education and a concentration in History, Economics and Politics.


Rep. Runestad and his wife Kathy have raised five children: Joel, Justin, Lena, Lee and Kayla.  The Runestads are residents of White Lake and Waterford.  


Prior to being elected to the House, Rep. Runestad served the Oakland County Commission for three terms. On the Commission he chaired the Public Services Committee and the Planning and Building Committee.  


Krista Jones

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