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Democrats retain control of Michigan House's 76th district

Rachel Hood campaign photo

In Grand Rapids Democrat Rachel Hood and Republican Amanda Brand squared off in the Michigan House’s 76th District with Hood defeating Brand by roughly a 60 to 40 margin. Hood has her to-do list ready for when she arrives in Lansing.

“Our friends in the LGBTQ community have been waiting far too long for equal rights and protections under Michigan law, under Elliot Larson, we need to include them as a protected class. We have an immigrant community that deserves to be recognized with licenses and that’s among my top priorities.”

Hood explains she’ll continue addressing the state’s water systems and working toward improving Michigan’s education system.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.