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Jim Townsend (Michigan politician)

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Political party  Democratic
Name  Jim Townsend
Spouse(s)  Jennie
Role  Michigan politician

Religion  Christian
Education  University of Michigan
Website  Rep. Jim Townsend
Party  Democratic Party
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Children  Jack (b. 1998) and Will (b. 2000)
Alma mater  University of North Carolina University of Michigan
Residence  Royal Oak, Michigan, United States

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Jim Townsend represented the 26th district in the Michigan House of Representatives from January 2011 until January 2017. He is a member of the Democratic Party.


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Personal life and education

Townsend earned a B.A. in History from the University of North Carolina in 1988. He earned a dual MBA/MPP from the University of Michigan in 1997.


Townsend was first elected to the state house in 2010. In explaining his reelection bid, Townsend stated, "I am running because the promise of a middle class life in Michigan is being broken for too many of our people. We need a state government that will stand up to special interests and invest in the public goods like education that are crucial to creating good-paying jobs for our people."

In 2013, Townsend introduced legislation that called for universal background checks for gun buyers.

Townsend has worked for Ford, and helped found the Michigan suburbs alliance.


Jim Townsend (Michigan politician) Wikipedia