Michigan's 11th Congressional District

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Michigan's 11th Congressional District
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Current incumbentKerry Bentivolio Republican Party
Population706,645
Gender51% Female, 49% Male
Race84.9% White, 7.3% Asian, 4.7% Black
Ethnicity3.6% Hispanic
Unemployment8.8%
Median household income$69,397
High school graduation rate93.9%
College graduation rate44.1%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Michigan's 11th Congressional District is located in the southeastern region of the lower peninsula of Michigan and includes the cities of Livonia, Canton and Westland. It includes Wayne and Oakland counties.[1]

The district previously consisted of northwestern Wayne and southwestern Oakland counties.

The current representative of the 11th Congressional District is Kerry Bentivolio (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 11th Congressional District of Michigan will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. General election candidates

August 5, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Bentivolio write-in

On September 15, 2014, Bentivolio announced that he and his family would be writing-in their votes for Bentivolio. When asked if he would launch an official campaign, he was less certain, "I have to weigh really, what am I doing here? If I [run as a] write-in, if it's successful in any way, meaning we get four or five percent of the vote, then then Democrat wins. And I don't know if I really want to do that," he said.[2]

In October, Bentivolio officially filed to be a write in candidate for the general election. He stated that his intents were to help draw out more support for Republicans in the district and not to derail Trott.[3]

2012

See also: Michigan's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 11th Congressional District of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Kerry Bentivolio won the election in the district.[4]

U.S. House, Michigan District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Syed Taj 44.4% 158,879
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKerry Bentivolio 50.8% 181,788
     Libertarian John Tatar 2.7% 9,637
     Green Steven Paul Duke 1.3% 4,569
     NLP Daniel Johnson 0.9% 3,251
     Write-in James Van Gilder 0% 14
     Write-in Ralph Sherman 0% 1
Total Votes 358,139
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Primary results

Democratic Primary

Michigan's 11th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSyed Taj 58.9% 21,953
William Roberts 41.1% 15,338
Total Votes 37,291

2010
On November 2, 2010, Thaddeus McCotter won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Natalie Mosher (D) and John Tatar (L) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Michigan District 11 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThaddeus McCotter incumbent 59.3% 141,224
     Democratic Natalie Mosher 38.5% 91,710
     Libertarian John Tatar 2.2% 5,353
Total Votes 238,287

2008
On November 4, 2008, Thaddeus McCotter won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Joseph Larkin (D), John Tatar (L), Erik Shelley (G) and Bhagwan Dashairya (Write-in) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Michigan District 11 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThaddeus McCotter incumbent 51.4% 177,461
     Democratic Joseph Larkin 45.4% 156,625
     Libertarian John Tatar 1.7% 6,001
     Green Erik Shelley 1.5% 5,072
     Write-in Bhagwan Dashairya 0% 23
Total Votes 345,182

2006
On November 7, 2006, Thaddeus McCotter won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tony Trupiano (D), John Tatar (L) and Charles Tackett (U.S. Taxpayers) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Michigan District 11 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThaddeus McCotter incumbent 54.1% 143,658
     Democratic Tony Trupiano 43% 114,248
     Libertarian John Tatar 1.6% 4,340
     U.S. Taxpayers Charles Tackett 1.3% 3,538
Total Votes 265,784

2004
On November 2, 2004, Thaddeus McCotter won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Phillip Truran (D) and Charles Basso, Jr. (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Michigan District 11 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThaddeus McCotter incumbent 57% 186,431
     Democratic Phillip Truran 41% 134,301
     Libertarian Charles Basso, Jr. 2% 6,484
Total Votes 327,216

2002
On November 5, 2002, Thaddeus McCotter won election to the United States House. He defeated Kevin Kelley (D), William Boyd (G) and Don Malone (L) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Michigan District 11 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThaddeus McCotter 57.2% 126,050
     Democratic Kevin Kelley 39.7% 87,402
     Green William Boyd 1.9% 4,243
     Libertarian Don Malone 1.2% 2,710
Total Votes 220,405

2000
On November 7, 2000, Joe Knollenberg won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Matthew Frumin (D), Marilyn MacDermaid (G), Dick Gach (L), Joseph Andrew Ditzhazy, Jr. (Reform), Daniel Malone (U.S. Taxpayers) and Bonnie Hixson (Natural Law) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Michigan District 11 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Knollenberg incumbent 55.8% 170,790
     Democratic Matthew Frumin 40.5% 124,053
     Green Marilyn MacDermaid 1.4% 4,191
     Libertarian Dick Gach 1.1% 3,371
     Reform Joseph Andrew Ditzhazy, Jr. 0.5% 1,425
     U.S. Taxpayers Daniel Malone 0.4% 1,244
     Natural Law Bonnie Hixson 0.4% 1,228
Total Votes 306,302

1998
On November 3, 1998, Joe Knollenberg won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Travis Reeds (D) and Dick Gach (L) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Michigan District 11 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Knollenberg incumbent 63.9% 144,264
     Democratic Travis Reeds 33.7% 76,107
     Libertarian Dick Gach 2.4% 5,433
Total Votes 225,804

1996
On November 5, 1996, Joe Knollenberg won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Morris Frumin (D), Dick Gach (L) and Stuart Goldberg (Natural Law) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Michigan District 11 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Knollenberg incumbent 61.2% 169,165
     Democratic Morris Frumin 35.9% 99,303
     Libertarian Dick Gach 1.8% 5,059
     Natural Law Stuart Goldberg 1.1% 3,047
     N/A Write-in 0% 44
Total Votes 276,618

1994
On November 8, 1994, Joe Knollenberg won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mike Breshgold (D) and John Hocking (Natural Law) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Michigan District 11 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Knollenberg incumbent 68.2% 154,696
     Democratic Mike Breshgold 30.5% 69,168
     Natural Law John Hocking 1.3% 2,928
     N/A Scattering 0% 92
Total Votes 226,884

1992
On November 3, 1992, Joe Knollenberg won election to the United States House. He defeated Walter Briggs (D), Brian Richard Wright (L) and Henry Ogden Clark (Natural Law) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Michigan District 11 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Knollenberg 57.6% 168,940
     Democratic Walter Briggs 40.2% 117,725
     Libertarian Brian Richard Wright 1.4% 4,144
     Natural Law Henry Ogden Clark 0.8% 2,269
     N/A Write-in 0% 20
Total Votes 293,098

1990
On November 6, 1990, Robert Davis won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Marcia Gould (D) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, Michigan District 11 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Davis incumbent 61.3% 94,555
     Democratic Marcia Gould 38.7% 59,759
     N/A Write-in 0% 2
Total Votes 154,316

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 11th Congressional District of Michigan after the 2001 redistricting process.
See also: Redistricting in Michigan

In 2011, the Michigan State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census.

See also

External links

References

  1. Michigan Redistricting Map "Map" accessed August 31, 2012
  2. The Washington Post, "Rep. Kerry Bentivolio ‘seriously considering’ write-in campaign," September 15, 2014
  3. ABC 7 News, "Congressman Kerry Bentivolio files to run as write-in candidate," October 3, 2014
  4. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Michigan," accessed November 3, 2012
  5. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  6. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  12. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013