Saturday, May 28, 2005

Lenawee County

Lenawee County:
Location – Southern Michigan
Population – 100,786 (2000 Census)
Demographics – 92.51% White, 2.12% Black, .41% American Indian, .46% Asian, 3.01% Some other Race, 1.49% Two or more races, 6.96% Hispanic or Latino(of any race)
County Seat – Adrian (pop 21,574)

Lenawee County is in Southern Michigan on the Ohio border. It is a large mostly rural county between Hillsdale and Monroe. It is the home of Michigan International Speedway which is just South of Brooklyn which is on the Jackson/Lenawee County border.

Government Officials Representing area:
Congressmen:
7th District – Joe Schwarz (R)
State Senators:
16th District – Cameron Brown (R)
State Representative:
57th District – Most of the County – Dudley Spade (D)
65th District – Cambridge Township – Leslie Mortimer (R)

1998 Results Countywide:(Winners overall in bold)
Governor - John Engler (R) – 63.35%, Geoffrey Fieger (D) – 36.65%
Secretary of State - Candice Miller (R) – 69.07%, Mary Lou Parks (D) – 29.61%
Attorney General - John Smietanka (R) – 52.57%, Jennifer Granholm (D) – 47.43%

Congress:
7th District – Nick Smith (R) – 49.72%, Jim Berryman (D) – 48.82%

State Senators:
17th District – Beverly Hammerstrom (R) – 54.91%, Lynn Owen (D) – 45.01%

State Representative:
55th District – Gene DeRossett (R) – 68.28%, Donald Earhart (D) – 68.28%
57th District – Doug Spade (D) – 50.42%, Richard Bailey (R) – 49.58%

2000 Results Countywide
US Senate - Spence Abraham (R) – 53.23%, Debbie Stabenow (D) – 44.16%
Congress:
7th District – Nick Smith (R) – 59.60%, Jennie Crittendon (D) – 37.17%

State Representative:
55th District – Gene DeRossett (R) – 63.52%, Kenneth Paperhagen (D) – 36.48%
57th District – Doug Spade (D) – 73.69%, Fred Gallagher (R) – 26.31%

2002 Results Countywide
Governor – Dick Posthumus (R) – 51.86%, Jennifer Granholm (D) – 47.13%
Secretary of State - Terri Lynn Land (R) – 58.02%, Butch Hollowell (D) – 40.12%
Attorney General – Mike Cox (R) – 53.70%, Gary Peters (D) – 43.44%
US Senate - Carl Levin (D) – 55.15%, Andrew "Rocky" Raczkowski (R) – 43.39%
Congress:
7th District – Nick Smith (R) - 57.55%, Mike Simpson (D) – 40.94%

State Senate:
16th District – Dudley Spade (D) – 53.20%, Cameron Brown (R) – 46.80%

State Representative:
57th District – Doug Spade (D) – 69.43%, Fred Gallagher (R) – 30.57%
65th District – Jerry Kratz (R) – 54.51%, Sharon Renier (D) – 45.49%

2004 Results Countywide
Congress:
7th District – Joe Schwarz (R) – 53.19%, Sharon Renier (D) – 38.96%

State Representative:
57th District – Dudley Spade (D) – 58.81%, David Abraham (R) – 41.19%
65th District – Mike Simpson (D) – 50.29%, Leslie Mortimer (R) – 49.71%

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

LENAWEE COUNTY
2000 – Bush - 20681 (51.58%), Gore – 18365 (45.81%)
2004 – Bush – 25675 (54.61%), Kerry – 20787 (44.22%)

Adrian City
2000 - 2986 (42.71%), 3807 (54.45%)
2004 – 3525 (44.95%), 4226 (53.89%)

Adrian Township
2000 - 1625 (56.03%), 1216 (41.93%)
2004 – 2032 (59.45%), 1342 (39.26%)

Blissfield Township
2000 - 1020 (56.86%), 730 (40.69%)
2004 – 1207 (59.72%), 798 (39.49%)

Cambridge Township
2000 - 1360 (51.48%), 1195 (45.23%)
2004 – 1813 (57.39%), 1304 (41.28%)

Clinton Township
2000 - 772 (47.80%), 797 (49.35%)
2004 – 984 (53.16%), 836 (45.16%)

Deerfield Township
2000 - 340 (50.07%), 317 (46.69%)
2004 – 411 (53.52%), 347 (45.18%)

Dover Township
2000 - 400 (55.02%), 295 (40.58%)
2004 – 466 (56.90%), 339 (41.39%)

Fairfield Township
2000 – 400 (56.98%), 288 (41.03%)
2004 – 456 (55.41%), 355 (43.13%)

Franklin Township
2000 - 738 (55.32%), 572 (42.88%)
2004 – 892 (57.22%), 657 (42.14%)

Hudson City
2000 - 451 (53.82%), 367 (43.79%)
2004 – 524 (58.22%), 367 (40.78%)

Hudson Township
2000 - 360 (55.64%), 267 (41.27%)
2004 – 418 (54.93%), 333 (43.76%)

Macon Township
2000 - 440 (59.38%), 283 (38.19%)
2004 – 525 (61.69%), 311 (36.55%)

Madison Township
2000 - 1241 (51.43%), 1117 (46.29%)
2004 – 1624 (56.04%), 1251 (43.17%)

Medina Township
2000 - 296 (63.66%), 162 (34.84%)
2004 – 332 (60.25%), 212 (38.48%)

Morenci City
2000 - 454 (52.18%), 401 (46.09%)
2004 – 542 (55.76%), 423 (43.52%)

Ogden Township
2000 - 314 (65.83%), 160 (33.54%)
2004 – 363 (64.25%), 201 (35.58%)

Palmyra Township
2000 - 531 (52.47%), 461 (45.55%)
2004 – 588 (54.19%), 483 (44.52%)

Raisin Township
2000 - 1441 (50.35%), 1334 (46.61%)
2004 – 2076 (55.02%), 1655 (43.86%)

Ridgeway Township
2000 - 358 (54.16%), 282 (42.66%)
2004 – 497 (61.36%), 303 (37.41%)

Riga Township
2000 - 403 (62.38%), 229 (35.45%)
2004 – 508 (63.42%), 284 (35.46%)

Rollin Township
2000 - 817 (55.65%), 614 (41.83%)
2004 – 941 (57.31%), 683 (41.60%)

Rome Township
2000 - 431 (58.01%), 295 (39.70%)
2004 – 551 (60.62%), 348 (38.28%)

Seneca Township
2000 - 271 (55.99%), 205 (42.36%)
2004 – 331 (57.47%), 240 (41.67%)

Tecumseh City
2000 - 1925 (49.64%), 1844 (47.55%)
2004 – 2410 (52.22%), 2153 (46.65%)

Tecumseh Township
2000 - 541 (54.92%), 413 (41.93%)
2004 – 689 (58.29%), 481 (40.69%)

Woodstock Township
2000 - 763 (50.26%), 714 (47.04%)
2004 – 970 (55.37%), 755 (43.09%)


Lenawee County is a competitive county is most elections. It is very socially conservative (The Spades are pro-life and somewhat pro-2a), but fiscally more moderate and populist. Third parties won over 10% of the vote in the 04 Congressional election here. President Bush improved heavily here in 2004 over his 2000 numbers. Adrian tilts democrat, but the rest of the county is more Republican.

Redistricting took Macon Township from the Washtenaw County based DeRossett district and placed it in the Adrian based district, and took Cambridge Township and placed it in the Jackson County based district. It also moved the state senate district from a Monroe County based district to a South Central Michigan based district.

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