Hood and Zandstra faceoff in 76th state House District race

Hood and Zandstra faceoff in 76th state House District race

State Rep. Rachel Hood, D-Grand Rapids, is being challenged by Republican Doug Zandstra for Michigan’s 76th District House seat in the November general election. (Photos provided to MLive by candidates) GRAND RAPIDS, MI — State Rep. Rachel Hood, D-Grand Rapids, faces Republican challenger Doug Zandstra in the Nov. 3 general election for Michigan’s 76th House District seat. Hood is seeking a second, two-year term to represent the district that includes the north and southeast parts of the city of Grand Rapids. But Zandstra, a self employed accountant, is looking to flip the seat that has long been held by a Democrat. Here is a look at the two candidates: Hood, 43, of Grand Rapids, is finishing her first term represented the 76th District. Prior to being elected to the legislature, she was the senior project manager for Dig Deep Research. She also cites her experience as former executive director at the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, public relations manager at Metro Health, and executive director at West Grand Neighborhood Organization. She said her bachelor’s degree is in social relations and policy from Michigan State University’s James Madison College. Zandstra, 50, of Grand Rapids, shares in his profile that he has 25 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant helping individuals and businesses navigate through complex financial issues enabling them to succeed. As a moderate Republican, he says he can work across the table. is a self-employed accountant. He said he earned a bachelors degree in accounting from Calvin […]

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