Michigan's 2nd Congressional District

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The 2nd Congressional District of Michigan is a congressional district in western Michigan.

Michigan's 2nd Congressional District is located in the western region of the lower penninsula of Michigan. It includes Lake, Newaygo, Mason, Oceana, Muskegon, Kent and Ottawa counties.[1]

The district previously consisted of the counties of Benzie, Manistee, Wexford, Mason, Lake, Oceana, Newaygo, Muskegon, Ottawa, and the northern portion of Allegan and the northwest portion of Kent.

The current representative of the 2nd congressional district is Bill Huizenga (R).

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

The 2nd congressional district of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Bill Huizenga won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Michigan District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Willie German, Jr. 34.2% 108,973
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Huizenga Incumbent 61.2% 194,653
     Libertarian Mary Buzuma 2.7% 8,750
     Green William Opalicky 0.9% 2,715
     UST Ronald Graeser 1% 3,176
Total Votes 318,267
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Bill Huizenga won election to the United States House. He defeated Fred Johnson (D), Joseph Gilotte (L), Ronald E. Graeser (U.S. Taxpayers) and Lloyd Clarke (G) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Michigan District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Huizenga 65.3% 148,864
     Democratic Fred Johnson 31.6% 72,118
     Libertarian Joseph Gilotte 1.2% 2,701
     U.S. Taxpayers Ronald E. Graeser 1% 2,379
     Green Lloyd Clarke 0.9% 2,016
Total Votes 228,078

2008
On November 4, 2008, Peter Hoekstra won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Fred Johnson (D), Dan Johnson (L), Ronald Graeser (U.S. Taxpayers) and William Bailey (Write-in) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Michigan District 2 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Hoekstra incumbent 62.4% 214,100
     Democratic Fred Johnson 34.8% 119,506
     Libertarian Dan Johnson 1.6% 5,496
     U.S. Taxpayers Ronald Graeser 1.2% 4,200
     Write-in William Bailey 0% 7
Total Votes 343,309

2006
On November 7, 2006, Peter Hoekstra won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kimon Kotos (D), Ronald Graeser (U.S. Taxpayers) and Steven Van Til (L) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Michigan District 2 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Hoekstra incumbent 66.5% 183,006
     Democratic Kimon Kotos 31.6% 86,950
     U.S. Taxpayers Ronald Graeser 1% 2,720
     Libertarian Steven Van Til 1% 2,718
Total Votes 275,394

2004
On November 2, 2004, Peter Hoekstra won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kimon Kotos (D), Steve VanTil (L) and Ronald Graeser (U.S. Taxpayers) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Michigan District 2 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Hoekstra incumbent 69.3% 225,343
     Democratic Kimon Kotos 28.9% 94,040
     Libertarian Steve VanTil 0.9% 2,876
     U.S. Taxpayers Ronald Graeser 0.8% 2,746
Total Votes 325,005

2002
On November 5, 2002, Peter Hoekstra won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jeffrey Wrisley (D), Laurie Aleck (L) and Ronald Graeser (U.S. Taxpayers) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Michigan District 2 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Hoekstra incumbent 70.4% 156,937
     Democratic Jeffrey Wrisley 27.7% 61,749
     Libertarian Laurie Aleck 1.2% 2,680
     U.S. Taxpayers Ronald Graeser 0.7% 1,541
Total Votes 222,907

2000
On November 7, 2000, Peter Hoekstra won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bob Shrauger (D), Susan Goldberg (Natural Law), Bruce Smith (L) and Ronald Graeser (U.S. Taxpayers) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Michigan District 2 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Hoekstra incumbent 64.4% 186,762
     Democratic Bob Shrauger 33.2% 96,370
     Natural Law Susan Goldberg 0.9% 2,705
     Libertarian Bruce Smith 0.9% 2,639
     U.S. Taxpayers Ronald Graeser 0.5% 1,449
Total Votes 289,925

1998
On November 3, 1998, Peter Hoekstra won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Bob Shrauger (D), Bruce Smith (L) and Tom Russell (Natural Law) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Michigan District 2 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Hoekstra incumbent 68.7% 146,854
     Democratic Bob Shrauger 29.8% 63,573
     Libertarian Bruce Smith 1% 2,062
     Natural Law Tom Russell 0.5% 1,133
Total Votes 213,622

1996
On November 5, 1996, Peter Hoekstra won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Dan Kruszynski (D), Bruce Smith (L) and Henry Ogden Clark (Natural Law) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Michigan District 2 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Hoekstra incumbent 65.3% 165,608
     Democratic Dan Kruszynski 33% 83,603
     Libertarian Bruce Smith 1.2% 3,071
     Natural Law Henry Ogden Clark 0.5% 1,365
     N/A Write-in 0% 52
Total Votes 253,699

1994
On November 8, 1994, Peter Hoekstra won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Marcus Hoover (D) and Lu Wiggins (Natural Law) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Michigan District 2 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Hoekstra incumbent 75.3% 146,164
     Democratic Marcus Hoover 23.7% 46,097
     Natural Law Lu Wiggins 1% 1,892
     N/A Scattering 0% 34
Total Votes 194,187

1992
On November 3, 1992, Peter Hoekstra won election to the United States House. He defeated John Miltner (D) and Dick Jacobs (L) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Michigan District 2 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Hoekstra 63% 155,577
     Democratic John Miltner 35% 86,265
     Libertarian Dick Jacobs 2% 4,840
     N/A Write-in 0% 79
Total Votes 246,761

1990
On November 6, 1990, Carl Pursell won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Elmer White (D) and Paul Jensen (Tisch Independent Citizen) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Michigan District 2 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCarl Pursell incumbent 64.1% 95,962
     Democratic Elmer White 33.2% 49,678
     Tisch Independent Citizen Paul Jensen 2.8% 4,119
     N/A Write-in 0% 7
Total Votes 149,766

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 2nd 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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