Jim Townsend (Michigan politician)

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Jim Townsend
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 26th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2011
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jennie
Children Two
Residence Royal Oak, Michigan
Alma mater University of North Carolina
University of Michigan
Religion Christian
Website Rep. Jim Townsend

Jim Townsend is a member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing the 26th district. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Personal life and education[edit]

Townsend earned a B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina in 1988. He earned a dual MBA/MPP from the University of Michigan in 1997.[1]

Career[edit]

Townsend was first elected to the state house in 2011. In explaining his reelection bid, Townsend stated, "I am running because the promise of a middle class life in Michigan is being broken for too many of our people. We need a state government that will stand up to special interests and invest in the public goods like education that are crucial to creating good-paying jobs for our people."[1]

In 2013, Townsend introduced legislation that called for universal background checks for gun buyers.[2]

Townsend has worked for Ford, and helped found the Michigan suburbs alliance.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Davids, Judy (29 July 2012). "Jim Townsend, Candidate for State Representative, House District 2". RoyalOak Patch. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Davids, Judy (21 May 2013). "Rep. Jim Townsend Introduces Gun Safety Legislation". Royal Oak Patch. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 

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