Sunday, May 15, 2005

Dickinson County

Dickinson County:
Location – Upper Penninsula
Population – 27,472 (2000 Census)
Demographics – 97.95% White, .12% Black, .52% American Indian, .40% Asian, .14% Some other Race, .85% Two or more races, .68% Hispanic or Latino(of any race)
County Seat – Iron Mountain (pop 8,154)


Government Officials Representing area:
Congressman – Bart Stupak (D) – 1st District
State Senator – Michael Prusi (D) – 38th District
State Representative – Tom Casperson (R) – 108th District

1998 Results Countywide:(Winners overall in bold)
Governor - John Engler (R) – 62.96%, Geoffrey Fieger (D) – 37.04%
Secretary of State - Candice Miller (R) – 65.80%, Mary Lou Parks (D) – 32.57%
Attorney General - Jennifer Granholm (D) – 51.20%, John Smietanka (R) – 48.80%
Congress:
1st District – Bart Stupak (D) – 66.23%, Michelle McManus (R) – 32.16%

State Senator:
38th District – Don Koivisto (D) – 74.47%, Patricia Ashcraft (R) – 24.06%

State Representative:
108th District – Doug Bovin (D) – 59.90%, Matt Minor (R) – 40.10%

2000 Results Countywide
US Senate – Spence Abraham (R) – 55.68%, Debbie Stabenow (D) – 42.17%
Congress:
1st District – Bart Stupak (D) – 61.69%, Chuck Yob (R) – 37.44%

State Representative:
108th District – Doug Bovin (D) – 69.56%, Dennis Pape (R) - 30.44%

2002 Results Countywide
Governor – Dick Posthumus (R) – 52.17%, Jennifer Granholm (D) – 46.47%
Secretary of State - Terri Lynn Land (R) – 56.76%, Butch Hollowell (D) – 41.07%
Attorney General – Mike Cox (R) – 50.46%, Gary Peters (D) – 47.54%
US Senate - Carl Levin (D) – 62.24%, Andrew "Rocky" Raczkowski (R) – 36.54%
Congress:
1st District – Bart Stupak - (D) – 68.61%, Don Hooper (R) – 30.38%
State Senate
38th District – Michael Prusi (D) – 54.24%, David Schoenow (R) – 45.76%

State Representative:
108th District – Tom Casperson (R) – 51.61%, Laurie Stupak (D) – 48.39%

2004 Results Countywide
Congress:
1st District – Bart Stupak (D) – 69.37%, Don Hooper (R) – 29.60%

State Representative
108th District – Tom Casperson (R) – 67.29%, Dennis Baldeielli (D) – 32.71%

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

DICKINSON COUNTY
2000 – Bush – 6932 (54.02%), Gore – 5533 (43.12%)
2004 – Bush – 7734 (57.08%), Kerry – 5650 (41.70%)

Norway City
2000 - 611 (45.29%), 702 (52.04%)
2004 – 659 (48.31%), 682 (50.00%)

Norway Township
2000 - 374 (49.34%), 367 (48.42%)
2004 – 398 (50.38%), 384 (48.61%)

Waucedah Township
2000 - 184 (49.20%), 174 (46.52%)
2004 – 236 (52.44%), 202 (44.89%)

Kingsford City
2000 - 1262 (52.58%), 1053 (43.88%)
2004 – 1428 (57.51%), 1026 (41.32%)

Iron Mountain City
2000 - 1988 (53.63%), 1624 (43.81%)
2004 – 2157 (56.87%), 1590 (41.92%)

West Branch Township

2000 - 29 (56.86%), 21 (41.18%)
2004 – 23 (43.40%), 29 (54.72%)

Breen Township
2000 – 142 (58.44%), 96 (39.51%)
2004 – 152 (59.38%), 103 (40.23%)

Breitung Township
2000 - 1739 (58.55%), 1142 (38.45%)
2004 – 2008 (61.31%), 1227 (37.47%)

Sagola Township
2000 - 359 (59.44%), 230 (38.08%)
2004 – 411 (62.94%), 239 (36.60%)

Feltch Township
2000 - 244 (64.89%), 124 (32.98%)
2004 – 262 (68.59%), 118 (30.89%)

Dickinson County is more friendly to Republicans than the rest of the central and western UP. Bush showed major improvement here over 2000. I suspect the visits to Marquette and Green Bay helped him here. Redistrict barely affected the county.

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