Senator John Moolenaar
Focused on building a new Michigan, John Moolenaar will use his lifetime of experience to revitalize Michigan's economy and help create good-paying jobs. Moolenaar worked at Dow Chemical developing new product markets. Later, as the director of the Small Business Center at Middle Michigan Development Corporation, he worked to improve the local business climate and to attract jobs to the region.
Moolenaar also served in the educational sector as the school administrator at the Midland Academy of Advanced and Creative Studies and taught several classes at Saginaw Valley State University. He also worked as Director of Business Development for MITECH+.
John's political career began by serving on the Midland City Council, where he worked to keep taxes down and strengthen the local business climate.
In 2002, Moolenaar was elected to the first of his three terms as Michigan's 98th District State Representative. During his tenure in the House, Moolenaar served on the Education; Energy & Technology; and Appropriations committees. On Appropriations, he chaired the subcommittee on School Aid and the Department of Education and was vice chair of the subcommittee for the Department of Environmental Quality.
Moolenaar was named Legislator of the Year in 2004 by the Michigan Townships Association and the Michigan Farm Bureau. He received the honor in recognition of his leadership and hard work to establish a groundwater resolution process.
Born and raised in Midland, John graduated from Herbert Henry Dow High School and Hope College, later receiving a Master's in Public Administration from Harvard University. John and his wife, Amy, have six children and currently reside in Midland.
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