Thursday, March 15, 2012

State House Redistricting - District 88 (HD-88)

State House - District 88
Current Rep - Open

Candidates:
GOP - Roger Victory (R-Hudsonville)

Update 5-27-2012 - The primary is the election here, as would be expected in this new district.

Update 8-30-2012 - Roger Victory lives up to his last name with a 89 vote win. That's a close win.

Old District (Ottawa Portion of 74th)
Dave Agema - 21,867
Leon Chase - 4,516

Ottawa County has gone from two whole districts and two partial districts to three full districts with its population growth. It's the most republican in the state, and all of the districts based here are republican (with one old partial district being a swing district.) The districts were shifted a little as well.

The old 88th is in Allegan County and now mostly the 80's. Most of the new 88th is from Dave Agema's 74th district partially in Kent County. Agema is termed out and isn't in this new 88th district anyway.

The new district covers Allendale Twp, Chester Twp, Coopersville, Georgetown Twp, Polkton Twp, Tallemadge Twp, and Wright Twp. Allendale came from the 89th District, Chester from the 91st, and the rest from the Ottawa portion of the old 74th Agema District.

It's one of the safest seats in the state in the heart of Michigan's Dutch country.
Obama only won one precinct, in Allendale. That was probably Grand Valley. Bush swept all precincts. This district will be decided in the August primary.



McCain Obama Total  Diff GOP  DEM Diff
Allendale Twp 4292 2734 7026 1558 61.09% 38.91% 22.17%
Chester Twp 675 446 1121 229 60.21% 39.79% 20.43%
Coopersville 1191 880 2071 311 57.51% 42.49% 15.02%
Georgetown Twp 19268 7623 26891 11645 71.65% 28.35% 43.30%
Polkton Twp 992 389 1381 603 71.83% 28.17% 43.66%
Tallmadge Twp 2833 1494 4327 1339 65.47% 34.53% 30.95%
Wright Twp 1118 591 1709 527 65.42% 34.58% 30.84%



0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Total 30369 14157 44526 16212 68.21% 31.79% 36.41%









Bush Kerry Total  Diff GOP  DEM Diff
Allendale Twp 4260 1210 5470 3050 77.88% 22.12% 55.76%
Chester Twp 732 345 1077 387 67.97% 32.03% 35.93%
Coopersville 1389 686 2075 703 66.94% 33.06% 33.88%
Georgetown Twp 20520 5410 25930 15110 79.14% 20.86% 58.27%
Polkton Twp 1023 309 1332 714 76.80% 23.20% 53.60%
Tallmadge Twp 3006 1161 4167 1845 72.14% 27.86% 44.28%
Wright Twp 1219 474 1693 745 72.00% 28.00% 44.00%



0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Total 32149 9595 41744 22554 77.01% 22.99% 54.03%








Last State House GOP DEM Total  Diff GOP  DEM Diff
Allendale Twp

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Chester Twp

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Coopersville 953 289 1242 664 76.73% 23.27% 53.46%
Georgetown Twp 16033 2728 18761 13305 85.46% 14.54% 70.92%
Polkton Twp 806 181 987 625 81.66% 18.34% 63.32%
Tallmadge Twp 2369 643 3012 1726 78.65% 21.35% 57.30%
Wright Twp 906 233 1139 673 79.54% 20.46% 59.09%



0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Total 21067 4074 25141 16993 83.80% 16.20% 67.59%

3 comments:

Doug K said...
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OneChallenger said...

The "Peter Principle" poll on the right side of the page is silly and insulting. You guys should be careful with referring to President Obama as "uppity." I will never vote for Obama, but the petty and immature tone of that poll is beneath the dignity of legitimate political discourse. Please take the poll down or re-word it. Thanks.

Republican Michigander said...

I won't disagree with the poll being silly, insulting, immature, or petty. It is, but the term uppity was never used in the poll or elsewhere on this site by me. Nose up in the air arrogance I've used, but that could just as easily apply to John Kerry.

I coined the term "Peter Principle in Chief" due to how he's handled the budget back in 2011 during one of my more inflammatory posts. As someone who owns businesses, I'm not going to be arrogantly lectured to on budgets by some clown whose never balanced one in his life. Gloves are off.

As far as dignity of legitimate political discourse goes, there never was a lot of dignity to political discourse going back to Jefferson-Adams. Often those who preach about civility are the worst offenders behind the scenes in my experience in the business. I call things as I see them. You may or may not like how I call them (and with most people, it depends on which post) but you'll know where I stand and how strong I stand on that topic.

The poll stays for now. I'll probably change them sometime after the primary when I shift more to general election mode.