Saturday, May 28, 2005

Keweenaw County

Keweenaw County:
Location – Upper Penninsula
Population – 2,301 (2000 Census)
Demographics – 94.96% White, 3.52% Black, .13% American Indian, .13% Asian, .17% Some other Race, 1.09% Two or more races, .78% Hispanic or Latino(of any race)
County Seat – Eagle River (unincorporated area)

Keweenaw County is the northernmost and smallest county in the state. It is the home of Isle Royale National Park, and Copper Harbor on Lake Superior.

Government Officials Representing area:
Congressmen:
1st District – Bart Stupak (D)
State Senators:
38th District – Michael Prusi (D)
State Representative:
110th District – Rich Brown (D)

1998 Results Countywide:(Winners overall in bold)
Governor - John Engler (R) – 56.26%, Geoffrey Fieger (D) – 43.74%
Secretary of State - Candice Miller (R) – 67.92%, Mary Lou Parks (D) – 30.09%
Attorney General - Jennifer Granholm (D) – 52.35%, John Smietanka (R) – 47.65%

Congress:
1st District – Bart Stupak (D) – 60.59%, Michelle McManus (R) - 35.32%

State Senators:
38th District – Don Koivisto (D) – 74.36%, Patricia Ashcraft (R) – 22.98%

State Representative:
110th District – Paul Tesanovich (D) – 74.65%, Luke Gunderman (R) – 21.20%

2000 Results Countywide
US Senate - Spence Abraham (R) – 53.78%, Debbie Stabenow (D) – 43.39%
Congress:
1st District – Bart Stupak (D) – 58.50%, Chuck Yob (R) – 39.85%

State Representative:
110th District – Gregg Nominelli (R) – 57.03%, Rich Brown (D) – 42.97%

2002 Results Countywide
Governor – Dick Posthumus (R) – 52.00%, Jennifer Granholm (D) – 45.99%
Secretary of State - Terri Lynn Land (R) – 58.40%, Butch Hollowell (D) – 37.15%
Attorney General – Mike Cox (R) – 51.15%, Gary Peters (D) – 45.05%
US Senate - Carl Levin (D) – 60.80%, Andrew "Rocky" Raczkowski (R) – 36.71%
Congress:
1st District – Bart Stupak (D) - 65.78%, Don Hooper (R) – 32.61%

State Senate:
38th District – Michael Prusi (D) – 53.92%, David Schoenow (R) – 46.08%

State Representative:
110th District – Rich Brown (D) – 61.23%, Barry Fay (R) – 38.77%

2004 Results Countywide
Congress:
1st District – Bart Stupak (D) – 65.42%, Don Hooper (R) – 32.53%

State Representative:
110th District – Rich Brown (D) – 62.19%, Patricia Ashcraft (R) – 28.37%

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

KEWEENAW COUNTY
2000 – Bush - 740 (55.10%), Gore – 540 (40.21%)
2004 – Bush – 781 (54.27%), Kerry – 630 (43.78%)

Allouez Township
2000 - 429 (50.71%), 376 (44.44%)
2004 – 475 (51.46%), 430 (46.59%)

Eagle Harbor Township
2000 - 134 (62.33%), 76 (35.35%)
2004 – 144 (62.34%), 84 (36.36%)

Grant Township
2000 - 99 (60.74%), 49 (30.06%)
2004 – 92 (55.76%), 69 (41.82%)

Houghton Township
2000 – 54 (65.85%), 27 (32.93%)
2004 – 48 (61.54%), 27 (34.62%)

Sherman Township
2000 - 24 (64.86%), 12 (32.43%)
2004 – 22 (52.38%), 20 (47.62%)

Keweenaw County is the northernmost county and votes similar to the rest of the UP. This is one of the few counties where John Kerry improved over Gore, although Bush still won it.

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