Rep. Rachel Hood

(D-Grand Rapids)
6 Years
House District 81
1185 HOB
Official Website

Biographical Information

Born: October 12, 1976 in Livonia
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/Partner: David Petroelje
Children: Evelyn and Ineke
Education: Bachelor of Science Social Relations James Madison College Michigan State University 1999
Employment/Military Record: Works part-time for Dig Deep, a consulting firm that helps local governments find financing resources for public infrastructure projects. Previously, Rachel was the Executive Director of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC), where she advocated for clean energy solutions and water protection. Rachel also worked for Metro Health Hospital where she managed community relations.
Religion: Presbyterian

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2019 - 12/31/2024)

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House 81st District 2022
General Vote: 26,169 of 47,004 (55%)
Primary Vote: 9,074 of 9,074 (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); Michigan Association for Justice; Michigan Education Association PAC; Michigan League of Conservation Voters (primary); Michigan Nurses Association (primary); Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights; Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan; Voters Not Politicians (primary)

Michigan House 76th District 2020
General Vote: 33,887 of 53,998 (62%)
Primary Vote: 13,763 of 13,763 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 76th District 2018
General Vote: 27,009 of 44,375 (60%)
Primary Vote: 12,897 of 12,897 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: AFSCME Council 25, Michigan Association for Justice, AFL-CIO, Sierra Club, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan, Michigan League of Conservation Voters (general election)

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Shawon Cecil, Legislative Aide/Policy Services
Alexander Zygmunt, Legislative Aide/Constituent Services

Sponsored Legislation
Green Initiative
HB 4068
Income Tax Credit
HB 4211
HB 4249
EGLE Funding
HB 4357
Collective Bargaining
HB 4400
Nondisclosure of Wages
HB 4411
Identification Cards
HB 4413
Campaign Finance
HB 4464
Community Solar Facilities
HB 4468
Good Time System
HB 4532
Lead Abatement
HB 4772
Gender Neutral References
HB 4914
Assigned Claims Plan
HB 5099
Strategic Fund
HB 5118
Alternative Energy Sources
HB 5119
Clean Energy Projects
HB 5169
Health Screenings
HB 5187
Income Tax Credit
HB 5239
Landlords and Tenants
HB 5370
Paint Tax
HB 5499
EGLE Appropriations
HB 5563
State Insect
HB 5614
Environmental Protection
HB 5880
HB 5881
HB 5882
Notaries Public
HR 62
Date Designation
HR 96
Month Designation
HR 212
Date Desisgnation
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