John Moolenaar was elected to represent Michigan’s Fourth District in the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2014. Moolenaar represents 15 counties in the heart of the Lower Peninsula. Moolenaar serves on the House Committee on Appropriations.
In Congress, Moolenaar supported middle-class tax relief, a balanced budget, more government accountability, a health care system that puts patients first, and national security laws that secure the border and keep America safe. He has also fought for the 15,000 farmers of the Fourth District by opposing regulations that would let federal bureaucrats have power over mud puddles and ditches on farmers’ fields.
Prior to his election to Congress, Moolenaar served four years in the Michigan Senate from 2011 to 2014 and six years in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2003 to 2008.
Moolenaar worked in the private sector at Dow Chemical as a chemist and industry specialist. Later, he worked as the Director of the Small Business Center at Middle Michigan Development Corporation and as an administrator at the Midland Academy of Advanced and Creative Services.
Born and raised in Midland, Moolenaar graduated from Herbert Henry Dow High School and Hope College, later earning a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University. John and his wife Amy have six children and continue to reside in Midland.