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Bumstead, Jon (R)State Senator District 34
Sen. Bumstead won election to the Senate in 2018 when he secured 50.74 percent of the general election vote against Democrat Poppy SIAZ-HERNANDEZ.
He won the Senate primary that year by defeating former Rep. Holly HUGHES - 51.7 to 48.2 percent.
Bumstead served three two-year terms in the Michigan House representing the 100th House district 2010-2016.
Bumstead is a former member of the township fire and police command.
Sen. Bumstead began his own construction firm, and over the last 30 years Bumstead Construction has built and remodeled many homes.
To read MIRS biography of Sen. Bumstead, click here.
Sen. Bumstead is a graduate of Newaygo High School. He also attended Career Tech Educational Center.
Sen. Bumstead, born in Fremont in 1957, has been married to his wife Cindi for 23 years, and they have three children - Belinda, Ray and Jona - and four grandchildren. He is also an active hunter. Bumstead has hunted all over the world -- including taking Canadian Polar Bears in the Arctic and buffalo in northern Australia. He has hunted in Africa a couple times, Alaska several times and all 48 states in the continental United States.
His trophy room has more than 60 animals including several varieties of sheep, a mountain goat, a mountain lion, and a buffalo, just to name a few.
He is a charter member of the Newaygo Jaycees, a member of the Newaygo Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Brooks Township Planning Commission, the Michigan Home Builders Association, the Newaygo County Building Review Board, and is a Newaygo Area Fire and Rescue Command Board Volunteer firefighter.
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