Representative Justin Amash represents Michiganís Third District in the 112th United States Congress. Justin serves on the House Budget Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He was elected to his first term on November 2, 2010.
Justin was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and raised in the city of Kentwood. He received his bachelorís degree with High Honors in Economics from the University of Michigan and his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Justin worked as a business lawyer and a Michigan state representative before his election to Congress.
Justin has been a leader in the incorporation of Facebook and other social media into his work as a public official. He also set new standards for transparency and accountability in the Michigan state House.
In October 2010, TIME Magazine named Justin one of its "40 under 40 - Rising Stars of U.S. Politics."
Justin lives in Cascade Charter Township with his wife Kara, a graduate of Calvin College and a former elementary school teacher. Justin and Kara have three children, Alexander, Anwen, and Evelyn.