Upton tops Hoadley for US House District 6

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. -- Longtime incumbent U.S. Rep. Fred Upton beat state Rep. Jon Hoadley in the race for Michigan’s sixth district congressional seat.

Michigan’s sixth district includes Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph, Van Buren and Kalamazoo counties, as well as most of Allegan County.

The Associated Press declared Upton the winner just after 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Fred Upton

Rep. Upton was born in St. Joseph and is the grandson of Frederick Upton, co-founder of Whirlpool Corporation. Following graduation, Upton went on to study journalism at the University of Michigan.

He has served in the U.S. House since 1987. First, as the representative for Michigan’s fourth district up until 1993. After that, Upton became the representative for Michigan’s sixth district. Before his time in Congress, Upton worked for then-President Ronald Reagan.

Rep. Upton has served as Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Congress since 2010.

Upton has two children with his wife, Amey.

To visit Rep. Upton’s campaign website, click here.

Jon Hoadley

State Rep. Jon Hoadley was the incumbent for the Michigan House of Representative’s 60th district, representing both Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo Township, which he had served since 2015.

Hoadley was born in Wisconsin but later moved to Michigan to attend Michigan State University.

Before becoming an elected official, state Rep. Hoadley was Executive Director of National Stonewall Democrats and also worked with the Gill Action Fund. He is also the owner and president of Badland Strategies.

During his time in the state house, Hoadley served as Democratic vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee and Democratic vice chair of the House Fiscal Agency Governing Committee.

State Rep. Hoadley lives in Kalamazoo with his partner, Kris.

To visit state Rep. Hoadley’s campaign website, click here.

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