(Norton Shores, Mich.) – Yesterday, State Representative Greg VanWoerkom filed to run for the Michigan House of Representatives in the redrawn 88th District.
“It is an honor to serve and be the voice for the residents of West Michigan. I am excited to continue my efforts on solving problems that matter most to families and setting up our region for future growth and success,” said VanWoerkom.
VanWoerkom was first elected to office in 2018 and has been an influential member of the House Appropriations Committee. In his first term, he served as Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development. This term he serves as Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government, which encompasses nine state budgets including the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. VanWoerkom led the creation of the innovative Tri-Share Child Care Program and has been a leader in improving access to mental health resources for children.
“This is a critical time for our state and our region as we emerge from the pandemic,” said VanWoerkom. “We need to focus on getting people back to work, keeping our businesses and schools open and addressing the rising costs stemming from poor public policy.”
The redrawn 88th District includes the cities and villages of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven, Norton Shores and Spring Lake and the townships of Crockery, Grand Haven, Olive, Port Sheldon, Robinson and Spring Lake. Greg and his family live in Norton Shores.