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Posted on Mon, Sep 14, 2009 : 8:15 a.m.

Former University of Michigan tight end Jay Riemersma to make Congress run official

By Staff

Former University of Michigan and NFL tight end Jay Riemersma (REE'-muhrz-muh) was to make it official today that he's running for a southwestern Michigan congressional seat.

Riemersma is to officially announce this morning that he has decided to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat now held by Republican Pete Hoekstra of Holland, who is running for governor next year.

Riemersma, who's also a Republican, plans to announce his political plans at Symphony Park in downtown Holland.

He played at Zeeland High School before moving on to Michigan and then Buffalo and Pittsburgh in the NFL.

Other Republicans in the race are former state lawmaker Bill Huizenga of Zeeland and businessman Bill Cooper of Fruitport.


Alan Goldsmith

Mon, Sep 14, 2009 : 7:33 a.m.

From Wikipedia: "After coaching the Zeeland Chix football team for three seasons, Riemermsa joined Family Research Council as a regional director. Working alongside policy experts, grassroots activists and conservative leaders, Riemersma was tasked with communicating the values of faith, family and freedom to the organization's national network of supporters." James Dobson's anti-gay, anti-women, anti-medical research hate group huh? Guess Mr. Riemersma would rather focus on Go Blue than his circle of friends.