KALAMAZOO, Michigan – Three of the most conservative members of the Michigan state legislature have given their endorsement to Jack Hoogendyk in his effort to unseat 25-year incumbent lawmaker, Fred Upton. State representatives David Agema, Grandville, and Tom Hooker, Byron Center, and State Senator Jack Brandenburg, Harrison Township, have all expressed their full support.
“I served with Jack for six years in the legislature. He was a reliable conservative on the issues,” said Senator Brandenburg. “He fought against tax increases and bigger government consistently. I knew him to be someone who kept his word. The lobbyists never bothered him because they knew he would take a principled stand and hold to it.”
“I had the pleasure of serving with Jack in my first two years in the House, said Rep. Agema. He taught me a lot about how things work in Lansing. No one was stronger on limiting government and holding to core values than Jack.”
“While Jack and I never served together, we have known each other for a long time, said Rep. Hooker. I admire Jack for his strong and consistent stand on traditional values. He is 100% pro-life and pro-family. I believe him to be a person of integrity. He is not perfect, nobody is, but he can be counted on to do the right thing in the face of fierce opposition.”
Hoogendyk Viewed as Serious Threat to Unseat Upton
In a recent Washington Post Column, twenty-five year Congressman Fred Upton is listed as the fourth most vulnerable incumbent Congressman in the county this year.
“The Washington Post confirmed what conservatives in Michigan have known for years, Fred Upton is not a conservative and he does not represent the people of the 6th Congressional District,” said Hoogendyk. “We know from the Presidential Primary that 6th district voters want to bring a halt to run away federal spending, balance the budget and reform our tax code. They also recognize that Mr. Upton has failed to lead on any of these issues since coming to Washington in 1987.”
Tom Schwab says
It should be a great discussion of ideas in the Primary. While initial running Rep Upton said he supported debates, I hope his views haven’t changed on this after all the time in DC.