|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Michigan's 4th district
January 3, 2015
|Member of the Michigan Senate|
from the 36th district
January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2014
|Member of the Michigan House of Representatives|
from the 98th district
January 1, 2003 - December 31, 2008
John Robert Moolenaar
May 8, 1961
Midland, Michigan, U.S.
|Education||Hope College (BS)|
Harvard University (MPA)
John Robert Moolenaar (; born May 8, 1961) is American politician who represents Michigan's Fourth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a member of the Republican Party.
Moolenaar is a chemist, and worked at Dow Chemical Company for 8 months before entering politics. He was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2002, where he served three terms. In 2010, he was elected to the Michigan Senate, where he served one term. Prior to his election to the Legislature, Moolenaar served on the Midland City Council.
In 2014, Moolenaar ran for the United States House of Representatives seat representing Michigan's 4th congressional district. He won the Republican primary election in August, defeating Paul Mitchell, and the general election in November.
On April 24, 2018 John Robert Moolenaar announced that signatures were officially filed with the Secretary of State for a third term in office. In response to this news, Moolenaar stated "I am grateful for the continued support and trust from hardworking people across mid and northern Michigan. In Congress, I will continue to focus on growing jobs, balancing the budget, supporting our veterans and keeping our country safe with a strong national defense,".
1983: Graduated from Hope College with a B.S.
1989: Graduated from Harvard University with an M.P.A.
1997-2000: Midland, Michigan City Council Member
2003-2008: Michigan House of Representatives, District 98
2011-2015: Michigan State Senate, District 36
2015-Present: U.S. Representative from Michigan's 4th Congressional District 
2010: Moolenaar won the election of the 36th District of the Michigan State Senate in 2010. He defeated Democrat Andy Neumann in the November 2nd general election 56,634 votes to 32,154.
2011: On September 7, 2011, the Midland County Election Commission approved recall language submitted against Moolenaar. The submission was the third attempt by Hay Township supervisor Dennis J. Perry in his efforts to recall Moolenaar. The language of the first two petitions was rejected as unclear.
The approved language cited Moolenaar's support for Michigan House Bill 4361 (S-5), which allowed for taxation of public retiree pensions. It was unclear how many signatures needed to be collected, but Perry was instructed to contact each of the 10 county clerks in the district in order to determine the number.
The effort failed to collect enough signatures to put the recall on the November 2011 ballot.
2014: Moolenaar ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Michigan's 4th District. Moolenaar won the Republican nomination in the primary on August 5, 2014, against Paul Mitchell and Peter Konetchy. He defeated Jeff Holmes (D), Will Tyler White (Libertarian) and George Zimmer (U.S. Taxpayers) in the general election on November 4, 2014.
2016: Heading into the election, Ballotpedia rated this race as safely Republican. Incumbent John Moolenaar (R) defeated Leonard Schwartz (L), Jordan Salvi (G), George Zimmer (U.S. Taxpayers), Keith Butkovich (Natural Law), and Debra Wirth (D write-in) in the general election on November 8, 2016. No candidate faced a primary opponent in August