I join with Michiganders across the state in welcoming President Obama to our homeHoekstra: End bailouts, wasteful spending May 01, 2010
Republicans are standing with the American people and the people of Michigan by fighting for an end to permanent bailouts, ending wasteful Washington spending and proposing a plan that would address the root causes of the financial crisisHoekstra: End bailouts, wasteful spending May 01, 2010
I don't believe there could be any clearer contrast for the voters of Michigan than Pete Hoekstra and Debbie Stabenow. I've got a clear record of fighting Washington growth. I've got a track record of supporting smaller government with less spending. She has a track record of more spendingHoekstra takes on Stabenow in Michigan Jul 20, 2011
Peter "Pete" Hoekstra (born October 30, 1953) is a former Republican U.S. Representative for Michigan's 2nd congressional district who served in the House from 1993 until 2011. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Michigan in 2010 and is expected to run for the United States Senate seat of Debbie Stabenow in 2012.
Born in Groningen, The Netherlands, he moved to America with his parents at the age of three. He received a B.A. in political science from Hope College in 1975 and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan in 1977.
Hoekstra has a conservative voting record, consistent with the conservative nature of the 2nd congressional district. However, he opposes amending the Constitution to prohibit flag desecration.