The visitor at last Monday’s Wayland Board of Education meeting was Jon Rocha, who is challenging Congressman Fred Upton in the Republican primary in August 2022.
Rocha also recently was identified in a video from the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington D.C.
He came to meeting and disrupted it from the start and eventually was escorted from the premises by public safety officer Matt Miller.
Townbroadcast incorrectly identified him its its story Monday night as “John Rotha.”
Rocha, a native of Kalamazoo, is a Mexican-American Marine veteran.
“I am someone who is tired of complaining about the issues and is ready to get something done,” he said in a candidate profile. “A Marine Corps Vet, football coach, father, and Patriot, ready to serve once again!
“I am not a rich politician. I am just a man tired of NOTHING being done in Congress, willing to put it all out on the line to bring the People’s Voice back to Congress. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness is a simple principle that for whatever reason we have pushed away from. EVERY American deserves these opportunities and God Given Rights.”