Michigan's 8th Congressional District

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Michigan's 8th congressional district
Current incumbentMike Rogers Republican Party
Population706,826
Gender50.6% Female, 49.4% Male
Race86.4% White, 5.6% Black, 3.8% Asian
Ethnicity4.6% Hispanic
Unemployment9.2%
Median household income$57,241
High school graduation rate92.2%
College graduation rate36.5%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Michigan's 8th Congressional District is located in the mid region of the lower penninsula of Michigan and includes the state capital Lansing. It includes Oakland, Livingston and Ingham counties.[1]

The district previously consisted of all of Clinton, Ingham, and Livingston counties, and included the southern portion of Shiawassee and the northern portion of Oakland counties.

The current representative of the 8th congressional district is Mike Rogers (R).

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan's 8th congressional district elections, 2012

The 8th congressional district of Michigan held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Mike Rogers won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Michigan District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Lance Enderle 37.3% 128,657
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rogers Incumbent 58.6% 202,217
     Libertarian Daniel Goebel 2.3% 8,083
     Independent Preston Brooks 1.8% 6,097
Total Votes 345,054
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Primary results

Republican Primary

Michigan's 8th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rogers Incumbent 85.6% 56,060
Vernon Molnar 5% 3,296
Brian Hetrick 9.3% 6,098
Total Votes 65,454

2010
On November 2, 2010, Mike Rogers won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Lance Enderle (D), Bhagwan Dashairya (L), Katherine Houston (Write-in) and Eric Harvey (Write-in) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Michigan District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rogers incumbent 64.1% 156,931
     Democratic Lance Enderle 34.3% 84,069
     Libertarian Bhagwan Dashairya 1.6% 3,881
     Write-in Katherine Houston 0% 11
     Write-in Eric Harvey 0% 2
Total Votes 244,894

2008
On November 4, 2008, Mike Rogers won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Robert Alexander (D), Will Tyler White (G), Aaron Stuttman (L) and George Zimmer (U.S. Taxpayers) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Michigan District 8 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rogers incumbent 56.5% 204,408
     Democratic Robert Alexander 40.2% 145,491
     Libertarian Will Tyler White 1.2% 4,373
     Green Aaron Stuttman 1.1% 3,836
     U.S. Taxpayers George Zimmer 1% 3,499
Total Votes 361,607

2006
On November 7, 2006, Mike Rogers won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Jim Marcinkowski (D), Dick Gach (L) and Aaron Stuttman (G) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Michigan District 8 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rogers incumbent 55.3% 157,237
     Democratic Jim Marcinkowski 42.9% 122,107
     Libertarian Dick Gach 1% 2,765
     Green Aaron Stuttman 0.8% 2,362
Total Votes 284,471

2004
On November 2, 2004, Mike Rogers won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Robert Alexander (D), Will Tyler White (U.S. Taxpayers) and John Mangopoulos (L) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Michigan District 8 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rogers incumbent 61% 207,925
     Democratic Robert Alexander 36.9% 125,619
     Libertarian Will Tyler White 1.1% 3,591
     U.S. Taxpayers John Mangopoulos 1% 3,288
     N/A Write-in 0.1% 271
Total Votes 340,694

2002
On November 5, 2002, Mike Rogers won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Frank McAlpine (D) and Thomas Yeutter (L) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Michigan District 8 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rogers incumbent 67.9% 156,525
     Democratic Frank McAlpine 30.8% 70,920
     Libertarian Thomas Yeutter 1.4% 3,152
Total Votes 230,597

2000
On November 7, 2000, Mike Rogers won election to the United States House. He defeated Dianne Byrum (D), Bonnie Bucqueroux (G), James Parry Eyster (L), Patricia Rayfirled Allen (Natural Law) and Francisco Gualdoni (U.S. Taxpayers) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Michigan District 8 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Rogers 48.8% 145,179
     Democratic Dianne Byrum 48.7% 145,019
     Green Bonnie Bucqueroux 1.2% 3,484
     Libertarian James Parry Eyster 0.8% 2,443
     Natural Law Patricia Rayfirled Allen 0.2% 713
     U.S. Taxpayers Francisco Gualdoni 0.2% 695
Total Votes 297,533

1998
On November 3, 1998, Debbie Stabenow won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Susan Grimes Munsell (R), John Mangopoulos (Reform), Ben Steele, III (L) and Patricia Allen (Natural Law) in the general election.[9]

U.S. House, Michigan District 8 General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Stabenow incumbent 57.4% 125,169
     Republican Susan Grimes Munsell 38.6% 84,254
     Reform John Mangopoulos 2.1% 4,654
     Libertarian Ben Steele, III 1.3% 2,750
     Natural Law Patricia Allen 0.6% 1,213
Total Votes 218,040

1996
On November 5, 1996, Debbie Stabenow won election to the United States House. She defeated Dick Chrysler (R), Doug MacDonald (L) and Patricia Rayfield Allen (Natural Law) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House, Michigan District 8 General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Stabenow 53.8% 141,086
     Republican Dick Chrysler incumbent 44.1% 115,836
     Libertarian Doug MacDonald 1.5% 3,811
     Natural Law Patricia Rayfield Allen 0.6% 1,679
     N/A Write-in 0% 9
Total Votes 262,421

1994
On November 8, 1994, Dick Chrysler won election to the United States House. He defeated Bob Mitchell (D), Gerald Ralph Turcotte, Jr. (L) and Susan Elene McPeak (Natural Law) in the general election.[11]

U.S. House, Michigan District 8 General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDick Chrysler 51.6% 109,663
     Democratic Bob Mitchell 44.9% 95,383
     Libertarian Gerald Ralph Turcotte, Jr. 2% 4,348
     Natural Law Susan Elene McPeak 1.4% 3,076
     N/A Scattering 0% 11
Total Votes 212,481

1992
On November 3, 1992, Bob Carr won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Dick Chrysler (R), Frank McAlpine (NPA) and Michael Marotta (L) in the general election.[12]

U.S. House, Michigan District 8 General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Carr incumbent 47.6% 135,517
     Republican Dick Chrysler 46.3% 131,906
     No Party Affiliation Frank McAlpine 4.3% 12,155
     Libertarian Michael Marotta 1.8% 5,115
     N/A Write-in 0% 14
Total Votes 284,707

1990
On November 6, 1990, Bob Traxler won re-election to the United States House. He defeated James White (R) in the general election.[13]

U.S. House, Michigan District 8 General Election, 1990
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Traxler incumbent 68.6% 98,903
     Republican James White 31.4% 45,259
     N/A Write-in 0% 3
Total Votes 144,165

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 8th 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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