Friday, May 20, 2005

Schoolcraft County

Schoolcraft County:
Location – UP
Population – 8,903 (2000 Census)
Demographics – 88.67% White, 1.63% Black, 6.12% American Indian, .42% Asian, .37% Some other Race, 2.80% Two or more races, .93% Hispanic or Latino(of any race)
County Seat – Manistique (pop 3,583)

Schoolcraft County is a swing county on the national level and democrat leaning on state and local levels. It is a very rural county west of St Ignace.

Government Officials Representing area:
Congressmen:
1st District – Bart Stupak (D)

State Senators:
38th District – Michael Prusi (D)

State Representative:
109th District – Stephen Adamini (D)

1998 Results Countywide:(Winners overall in bold)
Governor - John Engler (R) – 55.52%, Geoffrey Fieger (D) – 44.48%
Secretary of State - Candice Miller (R) – 62.70%, Mary Lou Parks (D) – 35.90%
Attorney General - Jennifer Granholm (D) – 55.75%, John Smietanka (R) – 44.25%

Congress:
1st District – Bart Stupak (D) – 64.28%, Michelle McManus (R) – 43.24%

State Senators:
37th District – Kay Ann Chase (D) – 51.87%, Walt North (R) – 48.13%

State Representative:
107th District – Randy Bertram (D) – 56.82%, Scott Shakleton (R) – 43.18%

2000 Results Countywide
US Senate - Spence Abraham (R) – 51.86%, Debbie Stabenow (D) – 46.61%

Congress:
1st District – Bart Stupak (D) – 61.73%, Chuck Yob (R) – 37.41%

State Representative:
107th District – Scott Shakleton (R) – 59.76%, Steve Dart (D) – 40.24%

2002 Results Countywide
Governor – Jennifer Granholm (D) – 52.86%, Dick Posthumus (R) – 45.62%
Secretary of State - Terri Lynn Land (R) – 54.69%, Butch Hollowell (D) – 42.52%
Attorney General – Gary Peters (D) – 53.05%, Mike Cox (R) – 43.60%
US Senate - Carl Levin (D) – 69.31%, Andrew "Rocky" Raczkowski (R) – 28.94%
Congress:
1st District – Bart Stupak (D) – 72.98%, Don Hooper (R) – 26.12%

State Senate:
38th District – Michael Prusi (D) – 59.76%, David Schoenow (D) – 40.24%

State Representative:
109th District – Stephen Adamini (D) – 56.94%, Jim Hafeman (R) – 43.06%

2004 Results Countywide
Congress:
1st District – Bart Stupak (D) – 72.17%, Don Hooper (R) – 26.89%

State Representative:
109th District – Stephen Adamini (D) – 61.44%, David Kaltenbach (R) – 38.56%

2000, 2004 Presidential Results
First number Bush, Second number Democrat
Areas that flipped are in Bold.
SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY
2000 – Bush - 2088 (49.74%), Gore – 2036 (48.50%)
2004 – Bush – 2267 (51.05%), Kerry – 2137 (48.12%)

Doyle Township
2000 - 169 (51.84%), 150 (46.01%)
2004 – 189 (49.48%), 189 (49.48%)

Germfask Township
2000 - 156 (66.67%), 71 (30.34%)
2004 – 164 (69.49%), 70 (29.66%)

Hiawatha Township
2000 - 388 (50.92%), 361 (47.38%)
2004 – 437 (52.65%), 390 (46.99%)

Inwood Township
2000 – 211 (48.84%), 211 (48.84%)
2004 – 197 (47.58%), 211 (50.97%)

Manistique City
2000 - 618 (44.21%), 761 (54.43%)
2004 – 664 (47.06%), 738 (52.30%)

Manistique Township
2000 - 249 (53.78%), 206 (44.49%)
2004 – 273 (52.00%), 248 (47.24%)

Mueller Township
2000 - 74 (52.48%), 65 (46.10%)
2004 – 69 (47.92%), 70 (48.61%)

Seney township
2000 - 51 (57.95%), 36 (40.91%)
2004 – 44 (60.27%), 28 (38.36%)

Thompston Township
2000 - 172 (48.31%), 175 (49.16%)
2004 – 230 (53.99%), 193 (45.31%)

Schoolcraft flipped many of its municipalities and was close overall again in 2004. Bush gained big in Manistique, but lost ground elsewhere. Inwood bucked a trend and stayed home in 2004, costing Bush. Redistricting placed this district in the two most democrat districts in the UP, both based in Marquette.

This should be a competitive county in the future, but still democrat leaning for most offices.

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