Calhoun County Commissioner Jim Haadsma recently announced his candidacy for Michigan House of Representatives in the 62nd District, representing Battle Creek.

The Democrat has served as a county commissioner since 2008, and appeared on The Richard Piet Show Thursday to discuss his motivation for a new House campaign. Haadsma would face off against Rep. Dr. John Bizon, should he decide to run again. Bizon has not yet publicly declared an interest in re-election.

Haadsma also discussed current events, like the Flint water crisis, Michigan's emergency manager law and the Kalamazoo shooting. Hear his comments by clicking the player below.

Hear The Richard Piet Show weekday mornings from 5:30-9 on WBCK.