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Rep. VanWoerkom was elected Nov. 6, 2018 when he defeated Democrat Tanya CABALA by securing 55.7 percent of the general election vote.
VanWoerkom came out on top of a two-person August primary field after winning 76.9 percent of the vote.
He was the district director U.S. Rep. Bill HUIZENGA and previously served as the senior policy advisor to U.S. Rep. Pete HOEKSTRA.
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He has a bachelor's degree from Calvin College and a master's degree in political leadership from George Washington University.
He is married to Wendy and they have three children.
He served on the board of the United Way of the Lakeshore and board president for Western Michigan Christian High and Middle School. He is also a member of the Muskegon Rotary Club and Covenant Life Church.
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