Saturday, June 11, 2005

Midland County

Midland County:
Location – Saginaw Valley
Population – 82,874 (2000 Census)
Demographics – 96.24% White, .10% Black, 2.27% American Indian, .21% Asian, .18% Some other Race, .98% Two or more races, .75% Hispanic or Latino(of any race)
County Seat – Midland (pop 41,685)

Midland County is the GOP Base in the Saginaw Valley (Saginaw, Flint, Bay City, Midland area). It is the headquarters of Dow Chemical, as well as the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, which is one of Michigan’s premier think tanks. Midland is just west of Bay City.

Government Officials Representing area:
Congressmen:
4th District – Dave Camp (R)

State Senators:
36th District – Tony Stamas (R)

State Representative:
98th District – John Moolenaar (R) – Homer, Ingersoll, Midland, and Mount Haley Townships, City of Midland.
99th District – Bill Caul (R) – Edenville, Geneva, Greendale, Hope, Jasper, Jerome, Larkin, Lee, Lincoln, Mills, Porter, and Warren Township, City of Coleman

1998 Results Countywide:(Winners overall in bold)
Governor - John Engler (R) – 73.58%, Geoffrey Fieger (D) – 26.42%
Secretary of State - Candice Miller (R) – 76.58%, Mary Lou Parks (D) – 22.23%
Attorney General - John Smietanka (R) – 57.50%, Jennifer Granholm (D) – 42.50%

Congress:
4th District – Dave Camp (R) – 92.54%, Dan Marsh (Libertarian) – 5.81%

State Senators:
35th District – Bill Schuette (R) – 76.07%, Brian Baldwin (D) – 23.93%

State Representative:
98th District – Tony Stamas (R) – 70.04%, Andrew Iwamasa (D) – 29.96%

2000 Results Countywide
US Senate - Spence Abraham (R) – 59.55%, Debbie Stabenow (D) – 37.57%
Congress:
4th District – Dave Camp (R) – 73.98%, Lawrence Hollenbeck (D) – 23.43%

State Representative:
98th District – Tony Stamas (R) – 66.45%, – Rick Shook (D) – 33.55%

2002 Results Countywide
Governor – Dick Posthumus (R)– 57.43%, Jennifer Granholm (D) – 41.31%
Secretary of State - Terri Lynn Land (R) – 64.01%, Butch Hollowell (D) – 33.85%
Attorney General – Mike Cox (R) – 56.39%, Gary Peters (D) – 41.28%
US Senate - Carl Levin (D) – 51.64%, Andrew "Rocky" Raczkowski (R) – 46.75%
Congress:
4th District – Dave Camp (R) – 72.09%, Lawrence Hollenbeck (D) – 26.52%

State Senate:
36th District – Tony Stamas (R) – 63.11%, Andrew Neumann (D) – 36.89%

State Representative:
98th District – John Moolenaar (R) – 69.03%, Lenny Lefevre (D) – 30.97%
99th District – Sandy Caul (R) – 59.93%, Justin Eastman (D) - 40.07%

2004 Results Countywide
Congress:
4th District – Dave Camp (R) – 67.31%, Mike Huckleberry (D) – 31.87%

State Representative:
98th District – John Moolenaar (R) – 68.08%, Stacy Jones (D) – 31.92%
99th District – Bill Caul (R) – 63.27%, Sharon Stangle Tillman (D) – 36.73%

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

MIDLAND COUNTY
2000 – Bush - 21887 (56.28%), Gore – 15959 (41.04%)
2004 – Bush – 24369 (56.31%), Kerry – 18355 (42.41%)

Coleman City
2000 - 236 (48.26%), 240 (49.08%)
2004 – 259 (48.78%), 263 (49.53%)

Edenville Township
2000 - 574 (51.39%), 508 (45.48%)
2004 – 734 (55.82%), 570 (43.35%)

Geneva Township
2000 - 236 (49.37%), 226 (47.28%)
2004 – 282 (52.42%), 247 (45.91%)

Greendale Township
2000 - 295 (51.66%), 258 (45.18%)
2004 – 414 (56.95%), 304 (41.82%)

Homer Township
2000 - 1088 (55.03%), 840 (42.49%)
2004 – 1229 (56.38%), 916 (42.02%)

Hope Township
2000 - 353 (54.39%), 280 (43.14%)
2004 – 413 (55.36%), 323 (43.30%)

Ingersoll Township
2000 - 715 (53.20%), 586 (43.60%)
2004 – 853 (56.64%), 628 (41.70%)

Jasper Township
2000 - 204 (51.26%), 184 (46.23%)
2004 – 248 (50.82%), 231 (47.34%)

Jerome Township
2000 - 1148 (51.99%), 990 (44.84%)
2004 – 1345 (53.61%), 1132 (45.12%)

Larkin Township
2000 - 1595 (67.33%), 718 (30.31%)
2004 – 1820 (66.94%), 874 (32.14%)

Lee Township
2000 - 760 (52.41%), 648 (44.69%)
2004 – 882 (52.38%), 771 (45.78%)

Lincoln Township
2000 - 586 (56.24%), 439 (42.13%)
2004 – 726 (55.59%), 555 (42.50%)

Midland City
2000 - 11916 (57.49%), 8261 (39.86%)
2004 – 12646 (56.55%), 9461 (42.30%)

Midland Township
2000 - 621 (55.50%), 475 (42.45%)
2004 – 709 (57.13%), 516 (41.68%)

Mills Township
2000 - 387 (49.11%), 384 (48.73%)
2004 – 429 (48.20%), 445 (50.00%)

Mount Haley Township
2000 - 440 (55.42%), 332 (41.81%)
2004 – 523 (55.52%), 403 (42.78%)

Porter Township
2000 - 255 (54.72%), 198 (42.49%)
2004 – 317 (53.73%), 268 (45.42%)

Warren Township
2000 - 478 (53.41%), 392 (43.80%)
2004 – 535 (53.82%), 448 (45.07%)

There was little difference between 2000 and 2004 in Midland, although the democrats gained slightly, mostly in the city of Midland. Mills Township flipped, but Bush won it by only three votes in 2004. This is still a solid GOP county.

Redistricting split the state rep districts in Midland County. The 98th district has part of Northern Saginaw County as well as Eastern Midland County, including the City. The 99th is a Mt Pleasant based district changed to make is slightly more GOP than the old Isabella/Clare county district. It now has Western Midland County in it. The state senate district is very competitive now. It was reshaped into a North/Northeastern MI district which covers ten counties. Midland carried the day for Stamas in 02, who won the district overall with 51%.

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