Rep. Jim Haadsma

(D-Battle Creek)
6 Years
House District 44
893 HOB
Official Website

Current Candidate Information

Biographical Information

Born: January 27, 1958 in Grand Rapids
Marital Status: Single
Children: Tess (30), Stewart (28), Jon (25), and Jerry (23)
Education: Wayne State University Law School, JD; University of Denver, MA, partial course of study; Michigan State University, BA in English
Employment/Military Record: McCroskey Law PLC: workers’ compensation law, Social Security disability law, 1987 to present; Legal Aid of Western Michigan (Muskegon), 1984-87
Community Activities: Kiwanis Club of Battle Creek, board member and past president, Art Center of Battle Creek board member, Haven of Rest Ministries board member, Urban League of Battle Creek board member, Salvation Army Advisory board member, Battle Creek NAACP Legal Redress Chair, Calhoun County Bar Association, member,
Religion: Christian - Methodist

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2019 - 12/31/2024)
Other Offices: Four terms, 3rd District Calhoun County Board of Commissioners - elected 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014. Elected as State House Representative for District 62 in 2018 and 2020.

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House 44th District 2022
General Vote: 16,007 of 30,638 (52%)
Primary Vote: 4,700 of 4,700 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: AFL-CIO Michigan; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 25; American Federation of Teachers Michigan; County Road Association of Michigan Roads+ PAC (primary); Detroit Regional Chamber PAC (primary); Michigan Association for Justice; Michigan Education Association PAC; Michigan Nurses Association (primary); Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights; Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan

Michigan House 62nd District 2020
General Vote: 20,989 of 40,898 (51%)
Primary Vote: 7,074 of 7,074 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 62nd District 2018
General Vote: 15,937 of 30,737 (51%)
Primary Vote: 6,093 of 6,093 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: AFSCME Council 25, Michigan Association for Justice, AFL-CIO, Sierra Club, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan

Michigan House 62nd District 2016
General Vote: 17,490 of 36,849 (47%)
Primary Vote: 2,939 of 2,939 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Michigan Nurses Association; Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO, Michigan Education Association, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Paul Egnatuk, Legislative Aide/Policy Services
Seth Renn, Legislative Aide/Constituent Services

Sponsored Legislation
HB 4390
Independent Contractors
HB 4645
Powers of Attorney
HB 4646
Powers of Attorney
HB 4688
Collective Bargaining
HB 4802
Gender Neutral References
HB 4863
HB 4898
HB 4899
HB 5793
HR 64
Relationship with Burma
HR 229
Date Designation
HR 263
Week Designation
HCR 11
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