Congressman Huizenga announces re-election bid

Congressman Bill Huizenga has officially announced his plans to seek re-election.

Congressman Bill Huizenga has officially put his name on the ballot seeking re-election.

In a statement released on Tuesday, March 6 -- Huizenga thanked those who have encouraged him and contributed to his campaign.

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In the last 15 months, Huizenga has been part of forming the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts, as well as voting to ban elective late-term abortions after 20 weeks. Additionally, Huizenga voted to increase support for health centers that promote women's health and "respect life," while simultaneously voting to defund organizations that fail to "value the gift of life."

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Huizenga is a co-chair of the bipartisan Great Lakes Task Force, which is working to rebuild infrastructure across the Great Lakes, as well as protecting the lakes from invasive species.

Huizenga has served as Michigan's 2nd congressional district representative since 2011. He previously served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2003 to 2009.

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