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Hood, Rachel (D)

State Representative District 76
Office: N1095 HOB
Term: First
Phone: (517) 373-0822
Email: RachelHood@house.mi.gov
Home Address: Grand Rapids, MI
Website: https://housedems.com/hood
Seat Number: 78
Standing Committees: Appropriations
Subcommittees: Joint Capital Outlay, Military & Veterans Affairs & State Police, Natural Resources/Environmental Quality, School Aid/Department of Education
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

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


POLITICAL CAREER

Rep. Hood was first elected in 2018 when she defeated Republican Amanda BRAND by securing 62.4 percent of the vote.  

Hood ran unopposed in the 2018 Democratic primary. 

WORK EXPERIENCE

She is employed as a grant strategist/project manager at Chase Park Grants and Dig Deep, which helps small and mid-sized cities secure federal, state and private funding for water infrastructure planning and projects.

She previously worked at West Michigan Environmental Action Council and served as executive director of West Grand Neighborhood Organization.

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

EDUCATION

Hood has a bachelor's degree from James Madison College, at Michigan State University.

PERSONAL

Hood and her husband Dave, who launched the family business, City Built Brewing in Grand Rapids, have two daughters.

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

Curtis J. Audette
caudette@house.mi.gov

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