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Runestad, Jim (R)State Senator District 15
Sen. Runestad was elected to the Michigan Senate in 2018 when he secured 51.7 percent of the vote against Democrat Julia PULVER.
Runestad was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2014. He served two terms before opting to run for the 15th Senate district.
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.
Runestad has been operating his own insurance company, Runestad Financial Associates.
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Rep. Runestad graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor's of science in education and a concentration in History, Economics and Politics.
Sen. Runestad and his wife Kathy have raised five children: Joel, Justin, Lena, Lee and Kayla. The Runestads are residents of White Lake.
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