James Lower

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James Lower
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 70th district
Personal details
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kristen
Residence Cedar Lake, Michigan
Alma mater Michigan State University (B.S., economics)
Grand Valley State University (M.B.A.)
Website State Rep. James Lower

James Lower is a Republican Member of the Michigan House of Representatives representing the 70th District, first elected in 2016. Lower previously served on the Ionia County Board of Commissioners, was the Village Manager of Edmore, Michigan, and was the campaign manager for Brian Calley's state senate campaign in 2010.

Elected office and political career[edit]

Lower was elected to the Ionia County Board of Commissioners in 2010, becoming one of the youngest elected officials in Michigan and the board's youngest member as a 21-year-old. [1] Jim also served as Village Manager for the Village of Edmore, Michigan until he announced his candidacy for the Michigan House of Representatives.[2][3]

Michigan state representative Rick Outman was term limited out of the 70th District House seat in 2016. Lower announced his candidacy for the seat in January 2016 and won the 2016 election with 63% of the vote, beating Democratic Party candidate Ken Hart and Green Party candidate Michael Anderson.[4][5]

Lower lives in Cedar Lake, Michigan with his wife Kristen.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ reports, Staff. "Meet James Lower, Newest and youngest member of the Ionia County Board of Directors". Ionia Sentinel. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  2. ^ http://gophouse.org. "James Lower, District 70 - Michigan House Republicans". Michigan House Republicans. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  3. ^ "Edmore village manager resigning to campaign for state house". thedailynews.cc. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  4. ^ "Edmore village manager resigning to campaign for state house". thedailynews.cc. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  5. ^ "2016 Michigan Official General Election Results - 11/08/2016". miboecfr.nictusa.com. Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  6. ^ http://gophouse.org. "James Lower, District 70 - Michigan House Republicans". Michigan House Republicans. Retrieved 2017-09-17.