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Jon Hoadley State Representative, Michigan's 60th District J

on Hoadley, who was born and raised in Vermillion, South Dakota, says he was drawn to politics when he realized “its power to fight against discrimination.” Elected in 2014 as state representative for Michigan’s 60th District, the 32-year-old Democrat says he now sees the power of politics not only to fight discrimination but to help ordinary people in surprising ways.

Brian Powers

How is Jon Hoadley the everyday person different from Jon Hoadley the politician?

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I’m not actually an extrovert. When you’re doing political work, you have to be out there and engaged and shake everybody’s hands. I don’t mind doing that because I like people. I’m pretty high-energy, friendly and outgoing, but I’m little more of an introvert, so I have to make sure that I’m doing quiet reflection. And if I don’t get that time to reflect and be alone, I get grumpy. (continued on page 37)

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Encore January 2016  

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Southwest Michigan's Magazine: Matt Giraud, Feed the World Cafe, teaching teens manners, Jon Hoadley and more!