“I am honored to be your State Representative for the 86th District.”

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 A proven common-sense leader who REPRESENTS YOU in Michigan’s 86th District (the greater Holland area).

“I am humbled and honored by the strong support of the voters in the new district 86. I am so thankful for your confidence in me and the hard work of so many selfless friends and neighbors. I thank God for you!”

Nancy DeBoer is the proven common-sense leader who brings Greater Holland’s voice to Lansing.

Nancy’s Accomplishments

  • First Woman Mayor of Holland (2015-2019)
  • The Remodeled Holland Civic Center Place
  • The Completely Revitalized New Block on 8th street with the Sperry Movie House
  • Converted Holland to a state-of-the-art natural gas plant and decommissioned the coal plant

Nancy DeBoer has lived in Holland Township and the City of Holland.  As she worked to improve those neighborhoods, she found herself involved in the governmental process. Nancy was elected to City Council and became the city’s first female Mayor. While serving as Mayor, she encouraged collaboration, fostered communication, and streamlined processes to achieve the impossible.

State Representative DeBoer is a member of the House Appropriations Committee which is charged with passing the annual state budget. A former high school teacher, DeBoer is the ranking Republican member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on K-12 School Aid and Education.

In Lansing, she has supported sustainable government spending, affordable and reliable energy policy, and opposed tax increases. She has also reached across the aisle to help students and educators in expanding and improving career and technical education.

“I’ve been blessed to represent the people of the greater Holland area for this term in Lansing. I will continue to be a voice for local issues and responsible governance at the state Capitol,” said State Representative DeBoer. Nancy DeBoer lives in the City of Holland with her husband, Jim, who taught music for 23 years in the Holland Public Schools and is an Adjunct Asssoc. professor at Hope College.

Nancy Represents You

Tell her your concerns & desires for a better West Michigan

The Issues


Nancy has first-hand experience in our education system. She understands the importance of parental involvement for student success.

Conservative Principles of Government

Nancy has proven that she carefully weighs decisions with long-term community impacts in mind.

Clean, Fresh Water: Protect our
Great Lakes/Lake Macatawa

We must be good stewards of the water’s drinkability, beauty, accessibility, and recreation/transportation/tourism opportunities.


The Holland area is one of the fastest-growing in the state. Job opportunities abound, and Nancy is committed to finding those workers a place to live.

Endorsements (Updated 2024)

“I have always been impressed by her attitude of service and her willingness to listen to all sides of a situation, seeking solutions that benefit everyone. Her consistency and loyalty to see projects through to the end is admirable.”

Wade Gugino | Husband, Father, Downtown Holland Business Owner

“Nancy is a remarkable leader with vision, compassion and conservative values who will be a strong advocate in Lansing representing the needs of Greater Holland.  Nancy exemplifies servant leadership traits as she executes her duties with empathy, humility and unwavering commitment to make Holland a great place to live and work.”

Menaka Abel  | CFO – Request Foods

“Having watched her life of consistent service and integrity, her character, passion, and commitment continue to provide both established and new opportunities for our Holland community. We continue to be a city of definition in development and business with opportunities for all. “

Nick and Barb Weeber | Lifelong Residents and Public Educators

“People want the government to get things done. I have a proven record of reaching across the aisle to accomplish what is needed to make our community stronger.”

Nancy DeBoer



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