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Former State Representative Hoogendyk in Clarkston
Will address independent voters

January 04, 2012

Jack Hoogendyk, a long-time leader for core conservative principles, will speak to the topics of life and liberty at both the State and Federal level when he addresses the Independent Tea Party Patriots (ITPP) at their general membership meeting on Tuesday, January 10. The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 5:30 pm with a networking reception and then Jack Hoogendyk will speak at 6:30 pm. The meeting will adjourn at 8:00 pm. There is no charge to attend the event, which will be held at the Fountains Golf and Banquet Center, 6060 Maybee Road in Clarkston. Hoogendyk, currently is the Director of the Citizens' Alliance for Life and Liberty, a 501-c-4 non-profit with a goal to defend and protect the God-given right to life, liberty and property.

"It is great to kick off the new year with a dynamic person like Jack. His experience, working for a Fortune 500 company and as a State Representative, gives him the opportunity to provide different points of view to our membership," said ITPP spokesperson Ray Hamman, of Clarkston.

Hoogendyk worked as National Sales and Marketing Manager for a Fortune 500 company, spent seven years as Executive Director of a faith-based non-profit organization and served as a state representative for six years. Jack has twice been named the "most conservative" lawmaker in Michigan. Currently, Jack is the Director of Citizens' Alliance for Life and Liberty, a 501-c-4 non-profit and he is a strong advocate of Freedom to Work Legislation. Jack resides in the Kalamazoo

area with his wife and youngest son. He has 4 married children and 10 grandchildren.

"Through continued education of our membership on how government and business and the citizens of this state can work together for common goals of fiscal responsibility we will create a stronger environment for everyone." said ITTP organizer Kevin Chase of Clarkston. "2012 will be a critical year for us to change the direction of our economy and create an environment in Michigan where businesses want to come so that employment opportunities can be created. We are committed to this cause and we believe we can make a difference."

Other topics to be discussed at the general meeting will include an update to the Legislative Score Card and the petition to recall Senator Marleau.

ITPP is the only Tea Party who has created a scorecard that tracks the voting record of our Michigan representatives as it pertains to our Core Values of smaller government, fiscal responsibility and private sector job growth. You can view this scorecard at

The Independent Tea Party Patriots are concerned citizens who have come together to foster less intrusive, fiscally responsible government, and to promote the creation of private sector jobs in Michigan. Their membership has grown rapidly to be one of the largest independent Tea Parties in the state, attracting over 500 members who share a concern about a government that cannot control spending and that promotes policies that are destroying private sector jobs.

For more information about the event or the Independent Tea Party Patriots, visit their website at