MI-03: Hillary Scholten (D)
Hillary Scholten’s great, great grandparents emigrated from the Netherlands to Grand Rapids.
Her mom worked as an elementary school teacher, and her dad was a reporter and an assistant sports editor for the Grand Rapids Press.
She and her husband Jess are raising sons, James (age 9) and Wesley (age 7) in Grand Rapids, around the corner from the house her grandfather was raised in and right up the road from the one her grandma grew up in.
Among other endeavors, Scholten led the summer program at a local non-profit that helped homeless women and their children get back on their feet. She earned a degree in social work and became a case worker for the Aids Action Committee, where she helped members of the LGBTQ+ community who faced housing discrimination.
She attended law school, clerked for the U.S Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and later worked for the Department of Justice under the Obama Administration.
She joined the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center and served as a volunteer attorney for Times Up Legal Defense Fund, an organization that provides legal service to women who face sexual harassment in the work place.
She is running for Congress to put forth common sense solutions, improve our health care system, and to be a voice for West Michigan.
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