Muskegon representative announces run for state senate.

July 14, 2017

Holly Hughes

Muskegon representative announces run for state senate. 

MUSKEGON — State Representative Holly Hughes (R-Montague) has announced that she is running for the 34th State Senate district seat, currently held by Geoff Hansen (R-Hart). Hansen will not be seeking re-election due to term limits.

Hughes currently serves as 91st District House Representative.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to work on behalf of the taxpayers of Muskegon County and Michigan to bring west Michigan values to Lansing,” Hughes said in a press release. “I successfully fought to provide hundreds of dollars in tax relief to families and seniors through the expansion of the Homestead Property Tax credit. That action alone put $200 million more in the pockets of state taxpayers”, she said.

If elected to the State Senate, Hughes plans to continue her work on behalf of taxpayers, veterans, students and parents. In 2012, Hughes helped organize the first jobs fair for veterans in Muskegon. The sixth annual Veterans Jobs Fair held earlier this year attracted 80 job providers and hundreds of attendees. The press release stated that Representative Hughes has also worked to make sure that area schools have the resources and tools necessary for students to succeed, which included working with the Muskegon Promise scholarship program, working to ensure kids are safe on school busses and to ensuring quality substitute teachers are available to fill classrooms.

“I will continue to advocate for our veterans, reduce the tax burden on hard-working families and work to make sure that every child that graduates from high school can read, write and is prepared to continue their education or join the workforce. The people of Muskegon, Newaygo and Oceana counties need someone they can trust to represent their interests and values in the State Senate like Senator Hansen has done so well over the last two terms. I have the record to show that I am that person.”

The 34th State Senate district is comprised of the counties of Muskegon, Newaygo and Oceana.

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