Republican John Moolenaar wins the U.S. House seat for Michigan's fourth district, AP reports.
Moolenaar promises to “protect public safety, rebuild the economy, and support Michigan residents” through the COVID-19 pandemic, according to his campaign website. He also says he plans to help those affected by the major flooding in mid-Michigan.
Moolenaar was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives back in 2014. He worked as a chemist and industry specialist for Dow Chemical before he was Director of the Small Business Center at Middle Michigan Development Corporation. Moolenaar also worked at the Midland Academy of Advanced and Creative Services as an administrator.
He served in the Michigan House of Representatives between 2003 and 2008, and in the Michigan Senate between 2011 and 2014.
Moolenaar defeats Democrat Jerry Hilliard, who promised to vote in favor of bills that lower healthcare costs, citing “Medicare for all” as the least costly option.
Hilliard grew up in Harrison, MI. He led a successful career with Nabisco through the 1980s, and he has been a teacher in disadvantaged school districts. He later taught economics at Mid-Michigan Community College and Lansing Community College before deciding to run for congress.