On Friday, March 10, 2023, Ottawa Impact PAC informed Jacob Bonnema that it would no longer provide resources to his campaign. The decision to discontinue resources had been made weeks prior, and was not influenced by any statement Mr. Bonnema may have made to third parties in the days preceding this action. The separation followed repeated requests to do so from concerned community members.

Ottawa Impact PAC did not release the private notification to Mr. Bonnema to the public. On Monday, March 13, 2023, Mr. Bonnema took to the media circuit to notify the public that he had split from Ottawa Impact.

Mr. Bonnema’s actions, comments, and voting record have demonstrated he is not aligned with the Ottawa Impact PAC or the Contract with Ottawa he signed. Ottawa Impact PAC believes he may be happier operating independently, and wishes him well. We encourage Zeeland residents to hold Mr. Bonnema to his promise to defend and protect the individual freedoms, parental rights, and American values he ran on.