State Senator Rick Outman (R- Six Lakes) announced his campaign for re-election to the Michigan Senate in the new 33rd District which includes Montcalm, Newaygo, and parts of Kent, Ionia, Lake, Muskegon, and Ottawa Counties.
Sen. Outman has lived in this area all of his life and is proud to call the 33rd Senate District his home. He lives on the same family farm where he grew up in Montcalm County. He is a graduate of Lakeview Community Schools and then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree from Grand Valley State University where he majored in Biology with a minor in Spanish, and a teaching degree. In addition to his work in the State Senate, Rick is the owner/operator of a 3rd generation small business, Outman Excavating. Founded in 1947 by his grandfather and uncle, the company is still well known among the farmers and local businesses in West-Central Michigan. Outman is also a veteran of the United States Army and National Guard.
“I’m excited to announce my campaign for a second term in the State Senate. It’s been an honor to represent our community in the Senate for the last four years. We’ve accomplished a lot, but there is still so much more work to do,” said Outman.
State Senator Jon Bumstead, who has represented Newaygo for almost a decade in the State Legislature, endorsed Rick Outman’s campaign for the new 33rd District. “Rick and I have served together for many years. He’s conservative, honest, and cares about the people he represents. I’m confident Newaygo County and all the residents of the new 33rd District will be served well by Sen. Outman,” said Bumstead. Additionally, Outman has secured the endorsements of State Representative Julie Calley of Ionia County, Fmr. State Representative/Kent County Clerk Lisa Posthumus Lyons, Fmr. Lt. Governor Dick Posthumus, and Congressman John Moolenaar. They will all be assisting Outman as he campaigns in the newly redrawn 33rd District.