Jacob Bonnema: A Commonsense Conservative.

Jacob is a constitutional conservative, who uses common sense to make decisions on the Ottawa County Commission.

His qualifications to the community he serves are unmatched.

  • Husband, father of 5, grandfather of 2
  • Devout Christian
  • Accomplished businessman
  • Unwavering patriot

As a conservative leader, Bonnema has fought tirelessly on Ottawa County Commission for government transparency and accountability, to reduce the size of government, protect the rule of law, honor all people equally and use common sense in deliberations. 

Jacob represents the 4th District of Ottawa County, which includes the city of Zeeland and sections of Holland and Zeeland Charter Townships.

Jacob is dedicated to ensuring our local county government works for you. 

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Decades of accomplished business and governmental expertise put to work for you.

Protect Life

Prevent Medical Mandates

Prevent All Voter Fraud

Stand with Police

Uncompromising Government Transparency

Parental Rights in Public Schools

Cut Wasteful Spending

Equality for All

Defend Private Property Rights

Grow Our Economy

Preserve and Protect our Natural World

Promote and Protect Liberty

Engrained in Ottawa County

“I committed myself to West Michigan well before I became a county commissioner. I committed my life to helping people, being a force for good, to provide fairness and equality under the law, and be a voice at the table for us all.”

Jacob Bonnema

Commissioner Bonnema on a mission trip to Uganda, Africa. 

Jacob Bonnema with Judge Kraus.

Jacob Bonnema with Zeeland Fire Chief Tibbets. 

Jacob Bonnema has built a life centered around service to others and our community. 

Ottawa County has the fastest-growing economy in the U.S. Prior to COVID, we had the lowest unemployment rate in Michigan, and we leads the nation in job creation. We’ve been repeatedly ranked among the best places to start and grow a business.

Jacob understands strong business growth is essential to supporting working families. His advocacy has brought competitive taxes and utility rates to ensure everyone in Ottawa County can find the job and career that fulfills them.

Jacob is putting tax dollars to work by being smarter with our money and ensuring working families, community mental health and more are properly funded and function FOR the people. He wants to lower taxes and add no new mileages!

Jacob knows that every rate increase and tax hike hits his neighbors first. Making smarter decisions on county spending is the best way to ensure it works for everyone.

Ottawa County is ranked among the most efficient and effective community public safety programs in Michigan. He knows that reforms don’t come easy, but protecting people means having smart and committed members of the sheriffs department, 9-1-1 service and emergency preparedness programs.

Every place from downtown Zeeland, Jenison, Borculo, Allendale, Grand Haven and in between, should be a safe place to live, work, learn and grow.

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Jacob Bonnema with Zeeland Police Chief Jungel.

Zeeland, Michigan is known for its charming small-town atmosphere, friendly community, and Dutch heritage. The city has well-preserved historic architecture, and its annual Tulip Time Festival celebrates the area's Dutch roots with vibrant tulip displays and cultural events. Zeeland also boasts parks, trails, and a strong sense of community, making it a welcoming place to live or visit. 

Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Kempker, Jacob Bonnema and Holland Charter Township Fire Chief Jim Kohsel

A Few Words About Jacob Bonnema

A Strong Voice for Ottawa County

Jacob resides in historic, downtown Zeeland. He is an active member at Family Life Church. He is an Eagle Scout, active in politics, and an Elite Producer in the financial sector.

He is currently an independent commercial insurance agent for Ottawa Kent Insurance. Prior to his work in the insurance industry, he was President and CEO at Desert River Games LLC, and co-owner of Chuck Norris’s World Combat League.

He has served on numerous boards and committees that support the US Military, sports leagues, and urban development.

The Bonnema children attended Zeeland Public Schools. Jacob’s oldest daughter is adopted from Ethiopia and formerly worked at Gentex. His oldest son and daughter-in-law are full time missionaries based in Livingston, Zambia.

Two more sons attend Western Michigan University on full-ride football scholarships while pursuing degrees in Finance. 

Committed to 
Ottawa County

Commissioner Bonnema leads the invocation during a Wreaths of Honor ceremony at Zeeland Cem.

For the Love of God & Country

Experienced and proven.

Boone Bonnema holding our flag. 

Please sign up at the form to knock on doors, host a yard sign, make phone calls and tell people why Ottawa County is better, more conservative and more transparent with Jacob on Commission.

Telephone: (616) 843-3452 
E-mail: jacob@jacobbonnema.com 
Address: 131 S. Maple Street, Zeeland, MI 49464, United States

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