Michigan's 1st Congressional District

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Michigan's 1st congressional district
Current incumbentDan Benishek Republican Party
Population708,797
Gender50.9% Male, 49.1% Female
Race92.7% White, 2.6% Native Am., 1.6% Black
Ethnicity1.5% Hispanic
Unemployment11.4%
Median household income$40,765
High school graduation rate89.9%
College graduation rate21.1%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Michigan's 1st Congressional District is located in the far northern portion of the state and includes Keweenaw, Houghton, Ontonagon, Gogebie, Baraga, Iron, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee, Delta, Alger, Schoolcraft, Luce, Chippewa, Mackinac, Presque Isle, Cheboyan, Emmett, Charlevcix, Antrim, Leelanau, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Manistee, Mason, Kalkaska, Crawford, Oscoda, Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and Otsego counties.[1]

The current representative of the 1st congressional district is Dan Benishek (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Michigan's 1st congressional district elections, 2014

The 1st congressional district of Michigan will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

According to a Washington Post article in December 2012, incumbent Dan Benishek (R) is 1 of the 10 most vulnerable incumbents in 2014.[2]

2012

See also: Michigan's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

The 1st congressional district of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Dan Benishek won re-election in the district.[3]

U.S. House, Michigan District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Gary McDowell 47.6% 165,179
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Benishek Incumbent 48.1% 167,060
     Libertarian Emily Salvette 3.1% 10,630
     Green Ellis Boal 1.2% 4,168
Total Votes 347,037
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Dan Benishek won election to the United States House. He defeated Gary McDowell (D), Glenn Wilson (I), Patrick Lambert (U.S. Taxpayers), Keith Shelton (L) and Ellis Boal (G) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Michigan District 1 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Benishek 51.9% 120,523
     Democratic Gary McDowell 40.9% 94,824
     Independent Glenn A. Wilson 3.4% 7,847
     U.S. Taxpayers Patrick Lambert 1.8% 4,200
     Libertarian Keith Shelton 1.1% 2,571
     Green Ellis Boal 0.9% 2,072
Total Votes 232,037

2008
On November 4, 2008, Bart Stupak won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Tom Casperson (R), Jean Treacy (G), Daniel Grow (L), Joshua Warren (U.S. Taxpayers) and Don Hooper (Write-in) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Michigan District 1 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBart Stupak incumbent 65% 213,216
     Republican Tom Casperson 32.7% 107,340
     Green Jean Treacy 0.8% 2,669
     Libertarian Daniel Grow 0.8% 2,533
     U.S. Taxpayers Joshua Warren 0.6% 2,070
     Write-in Don Hooper 0% 8
Total Votes 327,836

2006
On November 7, 2006, Bart Stupak won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Don Hooper (R), Joshua Warren (U.S. Taxpayers), David Newland (G) and Ken Proctor (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Michigan District 1 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBart Stupak incumbent 69.4% 180,448
     Republican Don Hooper 28% 72,753
     U.S. Taxpayers Joshua Warren 0.9% 2,278
     Green David Newland 0.9% 2,252
     Libertarian Ken Proctor 0.8% 2,196
Total Votes 259,927

2004
On November 2, 2004, Bart Stupak won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Don Hooper (R), David Newland (G) and John Loosemore (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Michigan District 1 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBart Stupak incumbent 65.6% 211,571
     Republican Don Hooper 32.8% 105,706
     Green David Newland 1% 3,105
     Libertarian John Loosemore 0.7% 2,292
Total Votes 322,674

2002
On November 5, 2002, Bart Stupak won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Don Hooper (R) and John Loosemore (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Michigan District 1 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBart Stupak incumbent 67.7% 150,701
     Republican Don Hooper 31.1% 69,254
     Libertarian John Loosemore 1.2% 2,732
Total Votes 222,687

2000
On November 7, 2000, Bart Stupak won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Chuck Yob (R), Wendy Conway (Natural Law) and John Loosemore (L) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Michigan District 1 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBart Stupak incumbent 58.4% 169,649
     Republican Chuck Yob 40.4% 117,300
     Natural Law Wendy Conway 0.6% 1,839
     Libertarian John Loosemore 0.6% 1,757
     N/A Write-in 0% 24
Total Votes 290,569

1998
On November 3, 1998, Bart Stupak won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Michelle McManus (R), John Loosemore (L) and Wendy Conway (Natural Law) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Michigan District 1 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBart Stupak incumbent 58.7% 130,129
     Republican Michelle McManus 39.5% 87,630
     Libertarian John Loosemore 1% 2,306
     Natural Law Wendy Conway 0.8% 1,731
Total Votes 221,796

1996
On November 5, 1996, Bart Stupak won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bob Carr (R), Michael Oleniczak (L) and Wendy Conway (Natural Law) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Michigan District 1 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBart Stupak incumbent 70.7% 181,486
     Republican Bob Carr 27.2% 69,957
     Libertarian Michael Oleniczak 1.1% 2,830
     Natural Law Wendy Conway 1% 2,465
     N/A Write-in 0% 53
Total Votes 256,791

1994
On November 8, 1994, Bart Stupak won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Gil Ziegler (R) and Michael McPeak (Natural Law) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Michigan District 1 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBart Stupak incumbent 56.9% 121,433
     Republican Gil Ziegler 42% 89,660
     Natural Law Michael McPeak 1.1% 2,399
     N/A Scattering 0% 57
Total Votes 213,549

1992
On November 3, 1992, Bart Stupak won election to the United States House. He defeated Philip Ruppe (R), Gerald Aydlott (L) and Lyman Clark (Natural Law) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Michigan District 1 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBart Stupak 53.9% 144,857
     Republican Philip Ruppe 43.6% 117,056
     Libertarian Gerald Aydlott 1.5% 4,094
     Natural Law Lyman Clark 1% 2,570
     N/A Write-in 0% 42
Total Votes 268,619

1990
On November 6, 1990, John Conyers, Jr. won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Ray Shoulders (R), Robert Mays (NPA) and Jonathan Paul Flint (L) in the general election.[14]

U.S. House, Michigan District 1 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Conyers, Jr. incumbent 89.3% 76,556
     Republican Ray Shoulders 8.5% 7,298
     No Party Affiliation Robert Mays 1.3% 1,134
     Libertarian Jonathan Paul Flint 0.9% 764
     N/A Write-in 0% 4
Total Votes 85,756

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 1st 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.


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