Jerry Hilliard (D) for US Congress – MI-04
Jerry Hilliard grew up in Harrison and graduated from Harrison High School. Hilliard attended Central Michigan University, where he earned his B.S. in business education, physical education, and biology. He then went on to earn his MBA from the University of Michigan – Flint, as well as a M.S. in sports administration from CMU.
Hilliard worked for Nabisco Inc. from 1980 until 1992. He then went on to teach at public schools in Whittemore-Prescott, Flint and Centreville, Virginia. Additionally, Hilliard taught economics and business at Mid-Michigan Community College and Lansing Community College. Hilliard suspended his teaching career to enter the race to represent Michigan’s 4th Congressional District.
Hilliard has be endorsed by AFT Michigan, Michigan AFL-CIO.
“I believe in progressive ideals; of course, we need Medicare for all. We need to take advantage of the many resources we have in OUR 4th District, who wouldn’t want to live here? We have the Great Lakes, beautiful inland lakes, forests, wildlife, and rivers. We have an underused yet hardworking workforce, empty factories, inexpensive land, and a younger generation that is lacking the opportunities it deserves. Utilizing all of these resources could produce a bright future for all of us regardless of age, party, race, religion, class, or any personal lifestyle choices. Therefore, I have been to over 150 political events and meetings since February 2017 to listen, talk, and learn about the concerns of the people of OUR 4th District. Including all county Democratic Party organizations, several Indivisible and progressive groups in the area.”