Hillary Scholten

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Hillary Scholten
Personal details
Born (1982-02-22) February 22, 1982 (age 40)
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationGordon College (BA)
University of Maryland, Baltimore (JD)

Hillary Scholten (born February 22, 1982)[1][2] is an American attorney and politician from Michigan. She is the Democratic nominee for Michigan's 3rd congressional district.

Early life and career[edit]

Scholten grew up in Hudsonville, Michigan. Her mother was a teacher in Grand Rapids public schools and her father was a sports journalist for The Grand Rapids Press. Scholten graduated from Gordon College and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.[3]

Scholten was a judicial law clerk and attorney adviser for the U.S. Department of Justice Board of Immigration Appeals from 2013 to 2017. When the Obama administration ended, she moved back to Grand Rapids and became a staff attorney for the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center.[4]



In the 2020 elections, Scholten ran for the United States House of Representatives in Michigan's 3rd congressional district.[3] She lost the general election to Peter Meijer.[5]


Scholten is running again in the 2022 elections.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Scholten and her husband Jesse Holcomb, a journalism professor at Calvin University, have two sons.[3]


  1. https://www.insideelections.com/search/results/50c5d8711dd40a0edd89a41e158a7038/
  2. McVicar, Brian. "Democrat Hillary Scholten Raises $1.5M in Race to Replace Congressman Amash, Tops GOP Rival Meijer". MLive. Retrieved November 2, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Nann Burke, Melissa (July 8, 2019). "Democrat Scholten joins race for Amash's seat in U.S. House". The Detroit News. Detroitnews.com. Retrieved October 31, 2020.
  4. "Immigration attorney jumps into Democratic primary for 3rd Congressional District". mlive. 2019-07-08. Retrieved 2022-06-16.
  5. Boucher, Dave. "Peter Meijer defeats Hillary Scholten in west Michigan congressional race". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2022-06-16.
  6. "Hillary Scholten jumping into Democratic primary to replace Rep. Peter Meijer in Congress". mlive. 2022-02-01. Retrieved 2022-06-16.

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