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Rep. Tom Hooker

Representative Tom Hooker is running for re-election in the 77th House District, which he has served since 2011. Rep. Hooker is a former educator, and knows what it takes to have a successful education system for all students. As Vice-Chair of the House Education Committee, Rep. Hooker has supported common sense education reform policies, including ending seniority-based layoffs of teachers.

Key Votes:

  • HB 4625, amends the tenure act so great teachers are protected and creates a meaningful evaluation system that gives educators important feedback based on classroom observations and students outcomes.
  • HB 4627, which helps to ensure every child in Michigan has access to a high quality teacher by requiring that layoffs be based on educator effectiveness and their impact on students, rather than arbitrary factors.
  • SB 618, Supported creating quality schools options, to ensure every child in Michigan has access to a great school regardless of where they live.