Jim Page (D)

Background:

Jim Page is a Democratic candidate running for election to represent District 107 in the Michigan House of Representatives.

In 2018, Page ran as a Democrat for election to represent District 37 in the Michigan Senate but was defeated in the general election by Republican Wayne Schmidt. He ran in the 2014 District 107 Michigan House race but was defeated in the general election by Republican Lee Chatfield.

Page is a longtime resident of Sault Ste. Marie. He graduated high school in 1976 before joining the U.S. Marine Corps.

After serving for six years, Page worked for 25 years as a math and computer teacher for Sault Area Public Schools. He served two terms as the president of the Sault Education Association, and was awarded the Sault Area Public Schools Employee of the Year award in 2006. He retired from teaching in 2010.

After retiring, Page worked as a sales associate at K-Mart, and then as a salvage/DSD receiver at Meijer.

Page is a member of the Serra Club, treasurer of the Three Lakes Group, a member of the Michigan United Conservation club and describes himself as an avid sportsman.

Endorsements:

Planned Parenthood

AFSCME Council 25

Small Business Association of Michigan’s Small Biz PAC

AFT – American Federation of Teachers

MEA – Michigan Education Association

Michigan Chapter of the Sierra Club

Issues:

Gun Control: “As an avid sportsman, hunter and fisherman, I support the 2nd Amendment.  However, I do support common sense gun control.” Page supports background checks for all weapon purchases. He also supports a ban on the sale or possession of military style weapons. Page lists repealing the Open Carry law as a priority.

Page has also stated decommissioning Enbridge’s Line 5 under the Straits of Mackinac, and improving public education as campaign goals, though no further information about his plans for achieving those goals is currently available.

Top Donors:

Constance Baker

James Page

David Finley

Faustina Sandoval-Mercado

Fred Mulhauser

*Donor information comes from transparencyusa.org.