Michigan's 3rd Congressional District

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The 3rd Congressional District of Michigan is a congressional district in western Michigan.

Michigan's 3rd Congressional District is located in the western region of the lower penninsula of Michigan and includes the city of Grand Rapids. It includes Kent, Ionia, Barry, Montcolm and Calhoun 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 3rd congressional district is Justin Amash (R).

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

The 3rd congressional district of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Justin Amash won re-election in the district.[2]

General election

U.S. House, Michigan District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Steve Pestka 44.2% 144,108
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJustin Amash Incumbent 52.6% 171,675
     Libertarian Bill Gelineau 3.2% 10,498
     Write-in Steven Butler 0% 2
Total Votes 326,283
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Primary results

Democratic Primary

Michigan's 3rd Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Petska 58.9% 13,408
Trevor Thomas 41.1% 9,373
Total Votes 22,781

2010
On November 2, 2010, Justin Amash won election to the United States House. He defeated Pat Miles (D), James Rogers (L), Ted Gerrard (U.S. Taxpayers) and Charlie Shick (G) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Michigan District 3 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJustin Amash 59.7% 133,714
     Democratic Pat Miles 37.5% 83,953
     Libertarian James Rogers 1.2% 2,677
     U.S. Taxpayers Ted Gerrard 1% 2,144
     Green Charlie Shick 0.7% 1,575
Total Votes 224,063

2008
On November 4, 2008, Vernon Ehlers won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Henry Sanchez (D) and Erwin Haas (L) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Michigan District 3 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVernon Ehlers incumbent 61.1% 203,799
     Democratic Henry Sanchez 35.4% 117,961
     Libertarian Erwin Haas 3.5% 11,758
Total Votes 333,518

2006
On November 7, 2006, Vernon Ehlers won re-election to the United States House. He defeated James Rinck (D), Jeff Steinport (L) and Rodger Gurk (G) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Michigan District 3 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVernon Ehlers incumbent 63.1% 171,212
     Democratic James Rinck 34.6% 93,846
     Libertarian Jeff Steinport 1.4% 3,702
     Green Rodger Gurk 1% 2,592
Total Votes 271,352

2004
On November 2, 2004, Vernon Ehlers won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Peter Hickey (D), Warren Adams (L) and Marcel Sales (U.S. Taxpayers) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Michigan District 3 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVernon Ehlers incumbent 66.6% 214,465
     Democratic Peter Hickey 31.5% 101,395
     Libertarian Warren Adams 1.1% 3,695
     U.S. Taxpayers Marcel Sales 0.8% 2,548
Total Votes 322,103

2002
On November 5, 2002, Vernon Ehlers won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Kathryn Lynnes (D), Tom Quinn (L) and Richard Lucey (Reform) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Michigan District 3 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVernon Ehlers incumbent 70% 153,131
     Democratic Kathryn Lynnes 28.3% 61,987
     Libertarian Tom Quinn 1.2% 2,613
     Reform Richard Lucey 0.5% 1,124
Total Votes 218,855

2000
On November 7, 2000, Vernon Ehlers won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Timothy Steele (D), Erwin Haas (L), Tom Grego (U.S. Taxpayers), Kenneth Lowndes (Reform) and Jerry Berta (Natural Law) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Michigan District 3 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVernon Ehlers incumbent 65% 179,539
     Democratic Timothy Steele 33.1% 91,309
     Libertarian Erwin Haas 0.9% 2,403
     U.S. Taxpayers Tom Grego 0.4% 1,093
     Reform Kenneth Lowndes 0.4% 1,053
     Natural Law Jerry Berta 0.3% 866
Total Votes 276,263

1998
On November 3, 1998, Vernon Ehlers won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Ferguson, Jr. (D), Erwin Haas (L) and Lucille Wiggins (Natural Law) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Michigan District 3 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVernon Ehlers incumbent 73.1% 146,364
     Democratic John Ferguson, Jr. 24.7% 49,489
     Libertarian Erwin Haas 1.3% 2,537
     Natural Law Lucille Wiggins 0.9% 1,861
Total Votes 200,251

1996
On November 5, 1996, Vernon Ehlers won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Betsy Flory (D), Erwin Haas (L) and Eric Anderson (Natural Law) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Michigan District 3 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVernon Ehlers incumbent 68.6% 169,466
     Democratic Betsy Flory 29.5% 72,791
     Libertarian Erwin Haas 1.2% 2,994
     Natural Law Eric Anderson 0.7% 1,739
     N/A Write-in 0% 53
Total Votes 247,043

1994
On November 8, 1994, Vernon Ehlers won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Betsy Flory (D), Barrie Leslie Konicov (L) and Susan Normandin (Natural Law) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Michigan District 3 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVernon Ehlers incumbent 73.9% 136,711
     Democratic Betsy Flory 23.5% 43,580
     Libertarian Barrie Leslie Konicov 1.6% 2,960
     Natural Law Susan Normandin 1% 1,815
     N/A Scattering 0% 11
Total Votes 185,077

1992
On November 3, 1992, Paul Henry won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Carol Kooistra (D), Richard Whitelock (L) and Susan Normandin (Natural Law) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Michigan District 3 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Henry incumbent 61.3% 162,451
     Democratic Carol Kooistra 36.2% 95,927
     Libertarian Richard Whitelock 1.2% 3,232
     Natural Law Susan Normandin 1.2% 3,228
     N/A Write-in 0% 110
Total Votes 264,948

1990
On November 6, 1990, Howard Wolpe won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Brad Haskins (R) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Michigan District 3 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHoward Wolpe incumbent 57.9% 82,376
     Republican Brad Haskins 42.1% 60,007
     N/A Write-in 0% 7
Total Votes 142,390

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 3rd 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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