Sunday, May 08, 2005

Cheboygan County

Cheboygan County:
Location – Northeastern Michigan
Population – 26,448 (2000 Census)
Demographics – 94.80% White, .25% Black, 2.55% American Indian, .20% Asian, .15% Some other Race, 2.05% Two or more races, .76% Hispanic or Latino(of any race)
County Seat – Cheboygan (pop 5,295)

Cheboygan County is a county in Northeastern Michigan on the Lake Huron coast. It is between the Mackinac Bridge and Rogers City. Cheboygan County leans Republican, more so at the state level, than local level.

Government Officials Representing area:
Congressman – Bart Stupak (D) – 1st District
State Senator – Jason Allen (R) – 37th District
State Representatives:
105th District – Kevin Elsenheimer (R) – most of the county
107th District – Gary McDowell (D) – Koehler and Tuscarora Townships.

1998 Results Countywide:(Winners overall in bold)
Governor - John Engler (R) – 67.74%, Geoffrey Fieger (D) – 32.26%
Secretary of State - Candice Miller (R) – 71.26%, Mary Lou Parks (D) – 27.02%
Attorney General - John Smietanka (R) – 50.77%, Jennifer Granholm (D) – 49.23%
Congress (1st District) – Bart Stupak (D) – 52.72%, Michelle McManus (R) – 45.29%
State Senator (37th District) – Walt North (R) – 64.47%, Kay Anne Chase (D) – 35.53%
State Representative (106th District) – Andy Neumann (D) – 51.30%, Phil Ludlow (R) – 48.70%

2000 Results Countywide
US Senate – Spence Abraham (R) – 57.49%, Debbie Stabenow (D) – 39.98%
Congress (1st District) – Bart Stupak (D) – 61.20%, Chuck Yob (R) – 37.55%
State Representative (106th District) – Andy Neumann (D) – 67.10%, Francis Flanders (R) – 32.90%

2002 Results Countywide
Governor – Dick Posthumus (R) – 55.53%, Jennifer Granholm (D) – 43.29%
Secretary of State - Terri Lynn Land (R) – 66.66%, Butch Hollowell (D) – 31.14%
Attorney General – Mike Cox (R) – 57.58%, Gary Peters (D) – 39.70%
US Senate - Carl Levin (D) – 57.82%, Andrew "Rocky" Raczkowski (R) – 40.84%
Congress (1st District) – Bart Stupak (D) – 67.43%, Don Hooper (R) – 31.69%
State Senate (37th District) – Jason Allen (R) – 55.94%, Michael Estes (D) – 44.06%
State Representative:
105th District – Ken Bradstreet (R) – 58.07%, Mike Webster (D) – 41.93%
107th District – Scott Shakleton (R) – 66.98%, Gary McDowell (D) – 33.02%

2004 Results Countywide
Congress (1st District) – Bart Stupak (D) – 63.51%, Don Hooper (R) – 35.05%
State Representative:
105th District – Kevin Elsenheimer (R) – 59.75%, Jim McKinney (D) – 40.25%
107th District – Walt North (R) – 50.61%, Gary McDowell (D) – 49.39%

2000, 2004 Presidential Results
First number Bush, Second number Democrat
Areas that flipped are in Bold.

CHEBOYGAN COUNTY
2000 – Bush - 6815 (54.01%), Gore – 5484 (43.47%)
2004 – Bush – 7798 (56.15%), Kerry – 5941 (42.76%)

Aloha Township
2000 - 286 (55.53%), 217 (42.14%)
2004 – 328 (58.57%), 224 (40.00%)

Beaugrand Township
2000 - 322 (52.79%), 261 (42.79%)
2004 – 382 (57.01%), 283 (42.24%)

Benton Township
2000 - 861 (55.23%), 664 (42.59%)
2004 – 986 (56.41%), 747 (42.73%)

Burt Township
2000 - 284 (63.25%), 158 (35.19%)
2004 – 300 (59.76%), 196 (39.04%)

Cheboygan City
2000 - 1049 (49.48%), 1010 (47.64%)
2004 – 1233 (56.95%), 906 (41.85%)

Ellis Township
2000 - 112 (51.38%), 98 (44.95%)
2004 – 170 (57.82%), 122 (41.50%)

Forest Township
2000 - 223 (46.85%), 243 (51.05%)
2004 – 236 (46.64%), 269 (53.16%)

Grant Township
2000 - 252 (48.46%), 262 (50.38%)
2004 – 295 (51.04%), 281 (48.62%)

Hebron Township
2000 - 59 (51.30%), 51 (44.35%)
2004 – 77 (53.47%), 64 (44.44%)

Inverness Township
2000 - 590 (51.94%), 520 (45.77%)
2004 – 638 (53.98%), 534 (45.18%)

Koehler Township
2000 - 286 (57.66%), 198 (39.92%)
2004 – 340 (61.71%), 207 (37.57%)

Mackinaw Township
2000 - 200 (56.34%), 150 (42.25%)
2004 – 222 (56.49%), 165 (41.98%)

Mentor Township
2000 - 208 (58.26%), 141 (39.50%)
2004 – 224 (53.08%), 191 (45.26%)

Mullett Township
2000 - 367 (52.88%), 310 (44.67%)
2004 – 438 (57.11%), 317 (41.33%)

Munro Township
2000 - 180 (46.75%), 196 (50.91%)
2004 – 215 (51.81%), 196 (47.23%)

Nundra Township
2000 - 213 (57.72%), 145 (39.30%)
2004 – 254 (54.16%), 207 (44.14%)

Tuscarora Township
2000 - 977 (59.10%), 630 (39.11%)
2004 – 1067 (58.82%), 728 (40.13%)

Walker Township
2000 - 58 (58.59%), 41 (41.11%)
2004 – 62 (51.67%), 57 (47.50%)

Waverly Township
2000 - 123 (53.71%), 101 (44.10%)
2004 – 138 (52.87%), 118 (45.21%)


Wilmot Township
2000 - 165 (62.74%), 88 (33.46%)
2004 – 193 (59.20%), 129 (39.57%)


There’s a lesson to learn here for Republicans. Do not make the NRA mad. Walt North was usually pro-2a on the state level, but voted against allowing pigeon, I mean mourning dove hunting. He got an F rating from the NRA, and paid for it by losing to Gary McDowell overall in a district he represented as a state senator. I didn’t think he deserved an F for one vote, and the NRA was very generous to Joe Schwarz who is much more anti-gun, but they felt North was more beatable. North went from 60% wins to a loss, and McDowell went from losing by 30% to winning. I'm sure Kerry's gun grabbing ways hurt him here too. He did worse than Gore, who had third party woes.

Redistricting altered the state representative districts here. It used to be part of Neumann/Gillard’s Alpena based district, but was thrown in mostly with Elsenheimer’s Northwest Michigan district, with two townships thrown in with the Eastern UP/Mackinac district.

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