Saturday, October 17, 2009

Alcona County - Updated

We're going in alphabetical order, and the county updates are going to be coming back, hopefully in time for the 2010 primaries. Alcona County is first.

For the previous Alcona County Profile from before the 06 election - Click here. 

Background:
Location - Northeastern Lower Michigan
Population estimates - 11,719 (2000 census)
County Seat - Harrisville (Population 514)
Ethnic makeup - 98.0% White, 0.2% Black, 0.6% American Indian, 0.2% Asian, 0.9% of more than one race. 0.7% Hispanic/Latino.

Local Elected Officials as of 2008 election:
County:
Prosecutor - Thomas Jay Weickel - Republican
Sheriff - Douglas Atchison - Republican
Clerk - Patricia Truman - Republican
Treasurer - Anna McCoy - Republican
Register of Deeds - Karen V Healy - Republican
Road Commissioner - Harry Harvey - Republican
County Commissioners - 3 Republicans, 2 Democrats

Township officials :
Alcona - 3 Democrats, 2 Republicans
Caledonia - 2 Democrats, 2 Republicans, 1 No Party Affiliation
Curtis - 9 Republicans, 1 Democrat
Greenbush - 6 Republicans
Gustin - 5 Republicans
Harrisville Twp - 5 Republicans
Hawes - 4 Republicans, 1 Democrat
Haynes - 5 Republicans
Mikado - 4 Republicans, 1 Democrat
Millen - 4 Democrats, 1 Republican
Mitchell - 5 Republicans

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Election Results - For all races, I will be posting the results within the County, not the overall district, although I will indicate the winner in commentary. Redistricting took place for the 2002 elections, and that changed many districts.

1998 Results:
1998 was a banner year for the GOP in Michigan. Thank you Geoffrey Fieger. John Engler ran for a third term and got the perfect opponent. That set the stage for a big win.



Engler
Fieger
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
437
123
3
563
314
77.62%
21.85%
55.77%
Caledonia Twp
309
161
0
470
148
65.74%
34.26%
31.49%
Curtis Twp
269
194
0
463
75
58.10%
41.90%
16.20%
Greenbush Twp
447
171
0
618
276
72.33%
27.67%
44.66%
Gustin Twp
160
73
0
233
87
68.67%
31.33%
37.34%
City of Harrisville
313
166
0
479
147
65.34%
34.66%
30.69%
Harrisville Twp
348
130
0
478
218
72.80%
27.20%
45.61%
Hawes Twp
242
131
0
373
111
64.88%
35.12%
29.76%
Haynes Twp
192
102
0
294
90
65.31%
34.69%
30.61%
Mikado Twp
172
70
0
242
102
71.07%
28.93%
42.15%
Millen Twp
101
49
0
150
52
67.33%
32.67%
34.67%
Mitchell Twp
108
42
0
150
66
72.00%
28.00%
44.00%









Total
3098
1412
3
4513
1686
68.65%
31.29%
37.36%

The Secretary of State race was even more one sided.




Miller
Parks
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
413
131
6
550
282
75.09%
23.82%
51.27%
Caledonia Twp
312
144
1
457
168
68.27%
31.51%
36.76%
Curtis Twp
276
164
9
449
112
61.47%
36.53%
24.94%
Greenbush Twp
448
149
2
599
299
74.79%
24.87%
49.92%
Gustin Twp
163
59
2
224
104
72.77%
26.34%
46.43%
City of Harrisville
177
41
2
220
136
80.45%
18.64%
61.82%
Harrisville Twp
360
110
5
475
250
75.79%
23.16%
52.63%
Hawes Twp
236
127
2
365
109
64.66%
34.79%
29.86%
Haynes Twp
193
89
3
285
104
67.72%
31.23%
36.49%
Mikado Twp
175
54
6
235
121
74.47%
22.98%
51.49%
Millen Twp
100
44
1
145
56
68.97%
30.34%
38.62%
Mitchell Twp
99
40
2
141
59
70.21%
28.37%
41.84%









Total
2952
1152
41
4145
1800
71.22%
27.79%
43.43%

The Attorney General 's race was where the dems put all their eggs. If the GOP was smarter about this, we would have avoided the Matt Millen of Governors, today. Granholm lost Alcona County, but did respectable in one of the more Republican leaning areas of competitive and somewhat democrat leaning Northeast Michigan. Granholm won the race statewide.



Smietanka
Granholm
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
333
221
0
554
112
60.11%
39.89%
20.22%
Caledonia Twp
236
215
0
451
21
52.33%
47.67%
4.66%
Curtis Twp
204
233
0
437
-29
46.68%
53.32%
-6.64%
Greenbush Twp
332
258
0
590
74
56.27%
43.73%
12.54%
Gustin Twp
134
87
0
221
47
60.63%
39.37%
21.27%
City of Harrisville
132
90
0
222
42
59.46%
40.54%
18.92%
Harrisville Twp
270
172
0
442
98
61.09%
38.91%
22.17%
Hawes Twp
178
182
0
360
-4
49.44%
50.56%
-1.11%
Haynes Twp
161
118
0
279
43
57.71%
42.29%
15.41%
Mikado Twp
143
86
0
229
57
62.45%
37.55%
24.89%
Millen Twp
76
60
0
136
16
55.88%
44.12%
11.76%
Mitchell Twp
84
54
0
138
30
60.87%
39.13%
21.74%









Total
2283
1776
0
4059
507
56.25%
43.75%
12.49%

Incumbent social moderate to conservative democrats do well. Jim Barcia won Alcona County in the old 5th District. This district was eliminated in Redistricting and is now represented by Bart Stupak in the 1st District. Barcia is now in the State Senate. The old 5th District covered Alcona, Arenac, Bay, part of Genesee, Huron, Iosco, part of Lapeer, part of Saginaw, Sanilac, and Tuscola counties. Barcia is from Bay City. Parts of the district moved to the 1st, new 5th, and 10th districts.



Brewster
Barcia
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
267
256
5
528
11
50.57%
48.48%
2.08%
Caledonia Twp
199
233
3
435
-34
45.75%
53.56%
-7.82%
Curtis Twp
158
273
8
439
-115
35.99%
62.19%
-26.20%
Greenbush Twp
261
318
4
583
-57
44.77%
54.55%
-9.78%
Gustin Twp
93
124
2
219
-31
42.47%
56.62%
-14.16%
City of Harrisville
109
106
4
219
3
49.77%
48.40%
1.37%
Harrisville Twp
197
245
4
446
-48
44.17%
54.93%
-10.76%
Hawes Twp
122
222
5
349
-100
34.96%
63.61%
-28.65%
Haynes Twp
104
172
1
277
-68
37.55%
62.09%
-24.55%
Mikado Twp
109
113
6
228
-4
47.81%
49.56%
-1.75%
Millen Twp
49
78
1
128
-29
38.28%
60.94%
-22.66%
Mitchell Twp
66
62
4
132
4
50.00%
46.97%
3.03%









Total
1734
2202
47
3983
-468
43.54%
55.28%
-11.75%


The State Senate district also changed much after redistricting. It now connects between Midland and Alpena instead of going up to the Eastern UP. This is the old District 37. Walt North was the winner. The old 37th covered Alcona, Alger, Alpena, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet, Iosco, Luce, Mackinac, Montmorency, Oscoda, Presque Isle, and Schoolcraft counties.


37th State Senate
North
Chase
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
340
191
0
531
149
64.03%
35.97%
28.06%
Caledonia Twp
279
165
0
444
114
62.84%
37.16%
25.68%
Curtis Twp
239
190
0
429
49
55.71%
44.29%
11.42%
Greenbush Twp
382
203
0
585
179
65.30%
34.70%
30.60%
Gustin Twp
149
77
0
226
72
65.93%
34.07%
31.86%
City of Harrisville
154
62
0
216
92
71.30%
28.70%
42.59%
Harrisville Twp
309
136
0
445
173
69.44%
30.56%
38.88%
Hawes Twp
208
150
0
358
58
58.10%
41.90%
16.20%
Haynes Twp
170
111
0
281
59
60.50%
39.50%
21.00%
Mikado Twp
166
70
0
236
96
70.34%
29.66%
40.68%
Millen Twp
77
57
0
134
20
57.46%
42.54%
14.93%
Mitchell Twp
89
51
0
140
38
63.57%
36.43%
27.14%









Total
2562
1463
0
4025
1099
63.65%
36.35%
27.30%

The State Rep district changed much. The old 105th State Rep was based in Gaylord and was solid GOP. The redistrict put them with more democrat-leaning Alpena.  The old 105th covered Alcona, Antrim, Crawford, Kalkaska, Montmorency, Oscoda, and Otsego counties.


105th St Rep
Bradstreet
Felts
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
350
177
0
527
173
66.41%
33.59%
32.83%
Caledonia Twp
269
164
0
433
105
62.12%
37.88%
24.25%
Curtis Twp
243
184
0
427
59
56.91%
43.09%
13.82%
Greenbush Twp
370
191
0
561
179
65.95%
34.05%
31.91%
Gustin Twp
146
74
0
220
72
66.36%
33.64%
32.73%
City of Harrisville
162
52
0
214
110
75.70%
24.30%
51.40%
Harrisville Twp
309
134
0
443
175
69.75%
30.25%
39.50%
Hawes Twp
206
145
0
351
61
58.69%
41.31%
17.38%
Haynes Twp
180
93
0
273
87
65.93%
34.07%
31.87%
Mikado Twp
157
70
0
227
87
69.16%
30.84%
38.33%
Millen Twp
87
52
0
139
35
62.59%
37.41%
25.18%
Mitchell Twp
91
48
0
139
43
65.47%
34.53%
30.94%









Total
2570
1384
0
3954
1186
65.00%
35.00%
29.99%


2000 was a more competitive year. Gore was no Fieger and Bush was no Engler. Bush won by slightly less than 10%.


2000 President
Bush
Gore
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
398
318
14
730
80
54.52%
43.56%
10.96%
Caledonia Twp
347
309
14
670
38
51.79%
46.12%
5.67%
Curtis Twp
277
333
16
626
-56
44.25%
53.19%
-8.95%
Greenbush Twp
408
335
17
760
73
53.68%
44.08%
9.61%
Gustin Twp
197
153
7
357
44
55.18%
42.86%
12.32%
City of Harrisville
118
140
10
268
-22
44.03%
52.24%
-8.21%
Harrisville Twp
429
279
20
728
150
58.93%
38.32%
20.60%
Hawes Twp
260
306
18
584
-46
44.52%
52.40%
-7.88%
Haynes Twp
243
165
10
418
78
58.13%
39.47%
18.66%
Mikado Twp
241
157
11
409
84
58.92%
38.39%
20.54%
Millen Twp
116
105
5
226
11
51.33%
46.46%
4.87%
Mitchell Twp
118
96
7
221
22
53.39%
43.44%
9.95%




Total
3152
2696
149
5997
456
52.56%
44.96%
7.60%

The US Senate race was somewhat of an upset at the time when Stabenow beat Spence Abraham, but I was not shocked at all for several reasons which I won't get into here. 3rd party votes made the difference statewide. Abraham won big in Alcona.


2000 US Senate
Abraham
Stabenow
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
422
284
7
713
138
59.19%
39.83%
19.35%
Caledonia Twp
365
269
12
646
96
56.50%
41.64%
14.86%
Curtis Twp
305
293
9
607
12
50.25%
48.27%
1.98%
Greenbush Twp
441
286
16
743
155
59.35%
38.49%
20.86%
Gustin Twp
225
115
2
342
110
65.79%
33.63%
32.16%
City of Harrisville
139
115
9
263
24
52.85%
43.73%
9.13%
Harrisville Twp
445
226
21
692
219
64.31%
32.66%
31.65%
Hawes Twp
285
268
10
563
17
50.62%
47.60%
3.02%
Haynes Twp
241
152
8
401
89
60.10%
37.91%
22.19%
Mikado Twp
264
124
11
399
140
66.17%
31.08%
35.09%
Millen Twp
121
91
4
216
30
56.02%
42.13%
13.89%
Mitchell Twp
103
82
5
190
21
54.21%
43.16%
11.05%









Total
3356
2305
114
5775
1051
58.11%
39.91%
18.20%

Barcia had an even easier time in the county than in 98 with Fieger off the ticket. He swept every municipality.


Congress - 5th (00)
Actis
Barcia
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
292
360
5
657
-68
44.44%
54.79%
-10.35%
Caledonia Twp
257
326
5
588
-69
43.71%
55.44%
-11.73%
Curtis Twp
163
381
3
547
-218
29.80%
69.65%
-39.85%
Greenbush Twp
260
445
6
711
-185
36.57%
62.59%
-26.02%
Gustin Twp
129
176
2
307
-47
42.02%
57.33%
-15.31%
City of Harrisville
86
158
2
246
-72
34.96%
64.23%
-29.27%
Harrisville Twp
264
354
9
627
-90
42.11%
56.46%
-14.35%
Hawes Twp
144
355
4
503
-211
28.63%
70.58%
-41.95%
Haynes Twp
158
213
4
375
-55
42.13%
56.80%
-14.67%
Mikado Twp
138
236
2
376
-98
36.70%
62.77%
-26.06%
Millen Twp
55
130
2
187
-75
29.41%
69.52%
-40.11%
Mitchell Twp
62
102
5
169
-40
36.69%
60.36%
-23.67%









Total
2008
3236
49
5293
-1228
37.94%
61.14%
-23.20%


Ken Bradstreet had an easy win too in the 105th.


State Rep - 105
Bradstreet
Hefner
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
387
259
0
646
128
59.91%
40.09%
19.81%
Caledonia Twp
363
228
0
591
135
61.42%
38.58%
22.84%
Curtis Twp
281
263
0
544
18
51.65%
48.35%
3.31%
Greenbush Twp
409
279
0
688
130
59.45%
40.55%
18.90%
Gustin Twp
212
99
0
311
113
68.17%
31.83%
36.33%
City of Harrisville
156
78
0
234
78
66.67%
33.33%
33.33%
Harrisville Twp
434
179
0
613
255
70.80%
29.20%
41.60%
Hawes Twp
282
216
0
498
66
56.63%
43.37%
13.25%
Haynes Twp
241
122
0
363
119
66.39%
33.61%
32.78%
Mikado Twp
251
115
0
366
136
68.58%
31.42%
37.16%
Millen Twp
115
74
0
189
41
60.85%
39.15%
21.69%
Mitchell Twp
100
72
0
172
28
58.14%
41.86%
16.28%









Total
3231
1984
0
5215
1247
61.96%
38.04%
23.91%


2002 showed the difference between National Democrat and North Michigan Democrat in Alcona County. Fieger was an aberration which you'll certainly see when I get to some of the democrat strong counties. Granholm performed about the same as Gore in 02. Other democrats won here, including an open seat. Alcona County has some ticket splitting tendencies if the democrats are not social liberals (or entrenched incumbents). Also keep in mind that there are a lot of state workers up north, especially in corrections. They aren't liberal, but will vote for some democrats, and Engler was not popular in North Michigan. Some took it out on Posthumus.

02 Governor
Posthumus
Granholm
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
321
259
2
582
62
55.15%
44.50%
10.65%
Caledonia Twp
241
263
3
507
-22
47.53%
51.87%
-4.34%
Curtis Twp
240
232
5
477
8
50.31%
48.64%
1.68%
Greenbush Twp
320
273
4
597
47
53.60%
45.73%
7.87%
Gustin Twp
133
135
0
268
-2
49.63%
50.37%
-0.75%
City of Harrisville
103
106
3
212
-3
48.58%
50.00%
-1.42%
Harrisville Twp
320
212
7
539
108
59.37%
39.33%
20.04%
Hawes Twp
181
244
2
427
-63
42.39%
57.14%
-14.75%
Haynes Twp
161
169
2
332
-8
48.49%
50.90%
-2.41%
Mikado Twp
164
107
2
273
57
60.07%
39.19%
20.88%
Millen Twp
97
92
2
191
5
50.79%
48.17%
2.62%
Mitchell Twp
106
73
3
182
33
58.24%
40.11%
18.13%









Total
2387
2165
35
4587
222
52.04%
47.20%
4.84%

Secretary of State was an easier win for the GOP. Terri Land had the best numbers of statewide candidates in 2002 across the board. This was an open seat vacated by Candice Miller. She's running for Lt Governor with Mike Bouchard.


02 Sec of State
Land
Hollowell
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
340
204
2
546
136
62.27%
37.36%
24.91%
Caledonia Twp
265
213
3
481
52
55.09%
44.28%
10.81%
Curtis Twp
221
214
4
439
7
50.34%
48.75%
1.59%
Greenbush Twp
358
190
4
552
168
64.86%
34.42%
30.43%
Gustin Twp
145
100
0
245
45
59.18%
40.82%
18.37%
City of Harrisville
106
78
5
189
28
56.08%
41.27%
14.81%
Harrisville Twp
339
157
5
501
182
67.66%
31.34%
36.33%
Hawes Twp
193
189
6
388
4
49.74%
48.71%
1.03%
Haynes Twp
171
138
2
311
33
54.98%
44.37%
10.61%
Mikado Twp
158
98
3
259
60
61.00%
37.84%
23.17%
Millen Twp
99
69
3
171
30
57.89%
40.35%
17.54%
Mitchell Twp
96
50
2
148
46
64.86%
33.78%
31.08%









Total
2491
1700
39
4230
791
58.89%
40.19%
18.70%


The AG's race was close. This was an open seat vacated by Jennifer Granholm. Mike Cox won statewide by about 5500 votes. He defeated then state senator Gary Peters. Peters is now a congressman down in Oakland County. Cox is now running for Governor. 

02 Att. General
Cox
Peters
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
281
242
6
529
39
53.12%
45.75%
7.37%
Caledonia Twp
241
235
6
482
6
50.00%
48.76%
1.24%
Curtis Twp
207
219
6
432
-12
47.92%
50.69%
-2.78%
Greenbush Twp
300
258
6
564
42
53.19%
45.74%
7.45%
Gustin Twp
121
114
3
238
7
50.84%
47.90%
2.94%
City of Harrisville
101
96
3
200
5
50.50%
48.00%
2.50%
Harrisville Twp
297
190
8
495
107
60.00%
38.38%
21.62%
Hawes Twp
166
217
4
387
-51
42.89%
56.07%
-13.18%
Haynes Twp
164
148
2
314
16
52.23%
47.13%
5.10%
Mikado Twp
140
103
4
247
37
56.68%
41.70%
14.98%
Millen Twp
81
86
4
171
-5
47.37%
50.29%
-2.92%
Mitchell Twp
84
65
3
152
19
55.26%
42.76%
12.50%









Total
2183
1973
55
4211
210
51.84%
46.85%
4.99%

Unfortunately for reasons that baffle me, Carl Lenin, I mean Levin is entrenched and always wins big. He needs to be challenged on his record more often. Rocky Raczkowski was thrown to the wolves. He won three times in Oakland County, but Alcona County is 150 miles away. It was a near sweep.


O2 US Senate
Raczkowski
Levin
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
251
313
1
565
-62
44.42%
55.40%
-10.97%
Caledonia Twp
209
293
4
506
-84
41.30%
57.91%
-16.60%
Curtis Twp
172
282
6
460
-110
37.39%
61.30%
-23.91%
Greenbush Twp
258
309
6
573
-51
45.03%
53.93%
-8.90%
Gustin Twp
99
157
1
257
-58
38.52%
61.09%
-22.57%
City of Harrisville
83
117
1
201
-34
41.29%
58.21%
-16.92%
Harrisville Twp
254
260
6
520
-6
48.85%
50.00%
-1.15%
Hawes Twp
137
268
5
410
-131
33.41%
65.37%
-31.95%
Haynes Twp
131
193
2
326
-62
40.18%
59.20%
-19.02%
Mikado Twp
121
138
1
260
-17
46.54%
53.08%
-6.54%
Millen Twp
70
104
4
178
-34
39.33%
58.43%
-19.10%
Mitchell Twp
76
72
2
150
4
50.67%
48.00%
2.67%









Total
1861
2506
39
4406
-645
42.24%
56.88%
-14.64%

Redistricting placed Alcona County in the new 1st district, based in the UP. Bart Stupak is an entrenched incumbent, and won Alcona County big. The 1st district includes all of the UP and all of Northeast Michigan, stretching down to part of Bay County. It's a swing district on paper, but Stupak won a tougher district before redistricting, and this district is even easier for him. It's impressive numbers for someone with new territory in any case, since Alpena (media market) or Saginaw/Bay City (media) areas are also new in the district.


1st District Cong.
Hooper
Stupak
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
202
349
3
554
-147
36.46%
63.00%
-26.53%
Caledonia Twp
161
329
3
493
-168
32.66%
66.73%
-34.08%
Curtis Twp
171
266
4
441
-95
38.78%
60.32%
-21.54%
Greenbush Twp
245
303
3
551
-58
44.46%
54.99%
-10.53%
Gustin Twp
95
151
2
248
-56
38.31%
60.89%
-22.58%
City of Harrisville
68
125
3
196
-57
34.69%
63.78%
-29.08%
Harrisville Twp
223
289
1
513
-66
43.47%
56.34%
-12.87%
Hawes Twp
106
282
2
390
-176
27.18%
72.31%
-45.13%
Haynes Twp
109
208
0
317
-99
34.38%
65.62%
-31.23%
Mikado Twp
113
139
3
255
-26
44.31%
54.51%
-10.20%
Millen Twp
62
112
1
175
-50
35.43%
64.00%
-28.57%
Mitchell Twp
68
83
1
152
-15
44.74%
54.61%
-9.87%









Total
1623
2636
26
4285
-1013
37.88%
61.52%
-23.64%


State Senate was most interesting and shows the Alpena influence on Alcona County. Tony Stamas won the district, but lost the county. Stamas is from Midland, the "big city" down south. Andy Neumann was a neighboring state rep up in Alpena who ran for senate. Neumann's a strong candidate, and did well Up North, while Stamas's home base got him the victory. This was an open seat created with redistricting. The new 36th District covers Alcona, Alpena, Crawford, Gladwin, Iosco, Midland, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, and Otsego counties.


36th District senate
Stamas
Neumann
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
252
307
0
559
-55
45.08%
54.92%
-9.84%
Caledonia Twp
192
326
0
518
-134
37.07%
62.93%
-25.87%
Curtis Twp
189
264
0
453
-75
41.72%
58.28%
-16.56%
Greenbush Twp
283
291
0
574
-8
49.30%
50.70%
-1.39%
Gustin Twp
111
149
0
260
-38
42.69%
57.31%
-14.62%
City of Harrisville
89
117
0
206
-28
43.20%
56.80%
-13.59%
Harrisville Twp
280
246
0
526
34
53.23%
46.77%
6.46%
Hawes Twp
134
287
0
421
-153
31.83%
68.17%
-36.34%
Haynes Twp
138
186
0
324
-48
42.59%
57.41%
-14.81%
Mikado Twp
129
135
0
264
-6
48.86%
51.14%
-2.27%
Millen Twp
77
105
0
182
-28
42.31%
57.69%
-15.38%
Mitchell Twp
80
76
0
156
4
51.28%
48.72%
2.56%









Total
1954
2489
0
4443
-535
43.98%
56.02%
-12.04%

State Rep was also an interesting race and shows Alcona's ticket splitting ways. This was an open seat created by Andy Neumann's run for the state senate. Matt Gillard won the race (by 466 votes) and the county (by 45 votes), which was big for the democrats. Redistricting placed Alcona County in District 106. The district covers Alcona, Alpena, Crawford, Montmorency, Oscoda, and Presque Isle counties.


State Rep 106
Wyman
Gillard
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
276
277
0
553
-1
49.91%
50.09%
-0.18%
Caledonia Twp
213
293
0
506
-80
42.09%
57.91%
-15.81%
Curtis Twp
207
235
0
442
-28
46.83%
53.17%
-6.33%
Greenbush Twp
307
235
0
542
72
56.64%
43.36%
13.28%
Gustin Twp
132
128
0
260
4
50.77%
49.23%
1.54%
City of Harrisville
98
104
0
202
-6
48.51%
51.49%
-2.97%
Harrisville Twp
297
216
0
513
81
57.89%
42.11%
15.79%
Hawes Twp
141
262
0
403
-121
34.99%
65.01%
-30.02%
Haynes Twp
149
174
0
323
-25
46.13%
53.87%
-7.74%
Mikado Twp
145
111
0
256
34
56.64%
43.36%
13.28%
Millen Twp
80
94
0
174
-14
45.98%
54.02%
-8.05%
Mitchell Twp
94
55
0
149
39
63.09%
36.91%
26.17%









Total
2139
2184
0
4323
-45
49.48%
50.52%
-1.04%

Bush improved in 2004 over his 2000 numbers. I don't think John Kerry helped the dems much. There were not a lot of coattails here though, as the incumbents from 02 won easily.Taking Hawes Township is impressive since the democrats do well there.


04 President
Bush
Kerry
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
439
346
5
790
93
55.57%
43.80%
11.77%
Caledonia Twp
369
330
9
708
39
52.12%
46.61%
5.51%
Curtis Twp
324
358
10
692
-34
46.82%
51.73%
-4.91%
Greenbush Twp
457
345
12
814
112
56.14%
42.38%
13.76%
Gustin Twp
233
158
2
393
75
59.29%
40.20%
19.08%
City of Harrisville
143
144
3
290
-1
49.31%
49.66%
-0.34%
Harrisville Twp
498
323
5
826
175
60.29%
39.10%
21.19%
Hawes Twp
307
303
8
618
4
49.68%
49.03%
0.65%
Haynes Twp
247
208
5
460
39
53.70%
45.22%
8.48%
Mikado Twp
275
167
3
445
108
61.80%
37.53%
24.27%
Millen Twp
134
93
1
228
41
58.77%
40.79%
17.98%
Mitchell Twp
166
96
5
267
70
62.17%
35.96%
26.22%









Total
3592
2871
68
6531
721
55.00%
43.96%
11.04%


No changes with the 1st district. Stupak won big in a rematch with Hooper.


1st District Congress
Hooper
Stupak
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
267
462
7
736
-195
36.28%
62.77%
-26.49%
Caledonia Twp
232
413
3
648
-181
35.80%
63.73%
-27.93%
Curtis Twp
224
386
7
617
-162
36.30%
62.56%
-26.26%
Greenbush Twp
348
408
6
762
-60
45.67%
53.54%
-7.87%
Gustin Twp
130
216
4
350
-86
37.14%
61.71%
-24.57%
City of Harrisville
84
162
3
249
-78
33.73%
65.06%
-31.33%
Harrisville Twp
329
412
10
751
-83
43.81%
54.86%
-11.05%
Hawes Twp
183
368
6
557
-185
32.85%
66.07%
-33.21%
Haynes Twp
170
263
3
436
-93
38.99%
60.32%
-21.33%
Mikado Twp
174
232
6
412
-58
42.23%
56.31%
-14.08%
Millen Twp
72
133
2
207
-61
34.78%
64.25%
-29.47%
Mitchell Twp
123
113
3
239
10
51.46%
47.28%
4.18%









Total
2336
3568
60
5964
-1232
39.17%
59.83%
-20.66%


Gillard won his re-election battle against Fortier.


106th State Rep
Fortier
Gillard
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
284
425
0
709
-141
40.06%
59.94%
-19.89%
Caledonia Twp
284
387
0
671
-103
42.32%
57.68%
-15.35%
Curtis Twp
245
359
0
604
-114
40.56%
59.44%
-18.87%
Greenbush Twp
384
375
0
759
9
50.59%
49.41%
1.19%
Gustin Twp
140
212
0
352
-72
39.77%
60.23%
-20.45%
City of Harrisville
97
163
0
260
-66
37.31%
62.69%
-25.38%
Harrisville Twp
367
396
0
763
-29
48.10%
51.90%
-3.80%
Hawes Twp
216
358
0
574
-142
37.63%
62.37%
-24.74%
Haynes Twp
184
247
0
431
-63
42.69%
57.31%
-14.62%
Mikado Twp
184
217
0
401
-33
45.89%
54.11%
-8.23%
Millen Twp
79
128
0
207
-49
38.16%
61.84%
-23.67%
Mitchell Twp
129
107
0
236
22
54.66%
45.34%
9.32%









Total
2593
3374
0
5967
-781
43.46%
56.54%
-13.09%


2006 was a disaster statewide for the GOP. So was 2008. Granholm and Stabenow won big statewide, including Alcona County.


06 Governor
DeVos
Granholm
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
317
346
7
670
-29
47.31%
51.64%
-4.33%
Caledonia Twp
237
328
3
568
-91
41.73%
57.75%
-16.02%
Curtis Twp
257
320
18
595
-63
43.19%
53.78%
-10.59%
Greenbush Twp
312
340
5
657
-28
47.49%
51.75%
-4.26%
Gustin Twp
164
134
7
305
30
53.77%
43.93%
9.84%
City of Harrisville
114
130
4
248
-16
45.97%
52.42%
-6.45%
Harrisville Twp
369
319
14
702
50
52.56%
45.44%
7.12%
Hawes Twp
203
298
11
512
-95
39.65%
58.20%
-18.55%
Haynes Twp
204
211
6
421
-7
48.46%
50.12%
-1.66%
Mikado Twp
213
158
4
375
55
56.80%
42.13%
14.67%
Millen Twp
82
117
3
202
-35
40.59%
57.92%
-17.33%
Mitchell Twp
111
92
6
209
19
53.11%
44.02%
9.09%









Total
2583
2793
88
5464
-210
47.27%
51.12%
-3.84%


The good news is that the Secretary of State and Attorney General races were positive for the GOP despite the onslaught. Terri Land won easily.


06 Secretary of State
Land
Sabaugh
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
410
242
7
659
168
62.22%
36.72%
25.49%
Caledonia Twp
318
238
7
563
80
56.48%
42.27%
14.21%
Curtis Twp
308
257
18
583
51
52.83%
44.08%
8.75%
Greenbush Twp
393
293
7
693
100
56.71%
42.28%
14.43%
Gustin Twp
196
98
6
300
98
65.33%
32.67%
32.67%
City of Harrisville
153
80
7
240
73
63.75%
33.33%
30.42%
Harrisville Twp
456
208
17
681
248
66.96%
30.54%
36.42%
Hawes Twp
262
226
10
498
36
52.61%
45.38%
7.23%
Haynes Twp
243
153
9
405
90
60.00%
37.78%
22.22%
Mikado Twp
237
121
14
372
116
63.71%
32.53%
31.18%
Millen Twp
116
80
5
201
36
57.71%
39.80%
17.91%
Mitchell Twp
139
62
5
206
77
67.48%
30.10%
37.38%









Total
3231
2058
112
5401
1173
59.82%
38.10%
21.72%


Mike Cox won easily as well.


06 Att. General
Cox
Williams
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
385
246
16
647
139
59.51%
38.02%
21.48%
Caledonia Twp
288
249
12
549
39
52.46%
45.36%
7.10%
Curtis Twp
286
267
19
572
19
50.00%
46.68%
3.32%
Greenbush Twp
369
260
13
642
109
57.48%
40.50%
16.98%
Gustin Twp
184
104
10
298
80
61.74%
34.90%
26.85%
City of Harrisville
134
87
14
235
47
57.02%
37.02%
20.00%
Harrisville Twp
417
214
27
658
203
63.37%
32.52%
30.85%
Hawes Twp
241
225
16
482
16
50.00%
46.68%
3.32%
Haynes Twp
225
169
11
405
56
55.56%
41.73%
13.83%
Mikado Twp
204
140
18
362
64
56.35%
38.67%
17.68%
Millen Twp
109
78
6
193
31
56.48%
40.41%
16.06%
Mitchell Twp
118
71
8
197
47
59.90%
36.04%
23.86%









Total
2960
2110
170
5240
850
56.49%
40.27%
16.22%


Stabenow unfortunately cleaned up in the Northlands. That race should have been closer than it was.


06 Senate
Bouchard
Stabenow
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
280
378
7
665
-98
42.11%
56.84%
-14.74%
Caledonia Twp
216
351
4
571
-135
37.83%
61.47%
-23.64%
Curtis Twp
213
366
12
591
-153
36.04%
61.93%
-25.89%
Greenbush Twp
289
359
8
656
-70
44.05%
54.73%
-10.67%
Gustin Twp
117
184
3
304
-67
38.49%
60.53%
-22.04%
City of Harrisville
100
141
6
247
-41
40.49%
57.09%
-16.60%
Harrisville Twp
324
357
13
694
-33
46.69%
51.44%
-4.76%
Hawes Twp
163
336
12
511
-173
31.90%
65.75%
-33.86%
Haynes Twp
165
245
5
415
-80
39.76%
59.04%
-19.28%
Mikado Twp
149
224
7
380
-75
39.21%
58.95%
-19.74%
Millen Twp
76
121
5
202
-45
37.62%
59.90%
-22.28%
Mitchell Twp
104
96
6
206
8
50.49%
46.60%
3.88%









Total
2196
3158
88
5442
-962
40.35%
58.03%
-17.68%

Stupak had another rematch with Don Hooper.


06 Senate
Hooper
Stupak
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
206
449
9
664
-243
31.02%
67.62%
-36.60%
Caledonia Twp
155
407
7
569
-252
27.24%
71.53%
-44.29%
Curtis Twp
140
418
19
577
-278
24.26%
72.44%
-48.18%
Greenbush Twp
206
436
7
649
-230
31.74%
67.18%
-35.44%
Gustin Twp
83
214
7
304
-131
27.30%
70.39%
-43.09%
City of Harrisville
65
171
6
242
-106
26.86%
70.66%
-43.80%
Harrisville Twp
234
432
23
689
-198
33.96%
62.70%
-28.74%
Hawes Twp
109
387
7
503
-278
21.67%
76.94%
-55.27%
Haynes Twp
117
290
9
416
-173
28.13%
69.71%
-41.59%
Mikado Twp
105
254
12
371
-149
28.30%
68.46%
-40.16%
Millen Twp
59
139
4
202
-80
29.21%
68.81%
-39.60%
Mitchell Twp
78
121
7
206
-43
37.86%
58.74%
-20.87%









Total
1557
3718
117
5392
-2161
28.88%
68.95%
-40.08%


State Senate was more interesting, with Stamas winning his re-election in a tough district, breaking the democrat trends of 06.


District 36 Senate
Stamas
Reid
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
426
227
0
653
199
65.24%
34.76%
30.47%
Caledonia Twp
329
234
0
563
95
58.44%
41.56%
16.87%
Curtis Twp
299
274
0
573
25
52.18%
47.82%
4.36%
Greenbush Twp
398
245
0
643
153
61.90%
38.10%
23.79%
Gustin Twp
218
85
0
303
133
71.95%
28.05%
43.89%
City of Harrisville
177
67
0
244
110
72.54%
27.46%
45.08%
Harrisville Twp
495
191
0
686
304
72.16%
27.84%
44.31%
Hawes Twp
315
183
0
498
132
63.25%
36.75%
26.51%
Haynes Twp
278
135
0
413
143
67.31%
32.69%
34.62%
Mikado Twp
242
131
0
373
111
64.88%
35.12%
29.76%
Millen Twp
134
70
0
204
64
65.69%
34.31%
31.37%
Mitchell Twp
141
65
0
206
76
68.45%
31.55%
36.89%









Total
3452
1907
0
5359
1545
64.42%
35.58%
28.83%


Gillard won his re-election. 


State Rep 106
Viegelahn
Gillard
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
225
423
0
648
-198
34.72%
65.28%
-30.56%
Caledonia Twp
148
417
0
565
-269
26.19%
73.81%
-47.61%
Curtis Twp
165
396
0
561
-231
29.41%
70.59%
-41.18%
Greenbush Twp
224
407
0
631
-183
35.50%
64.50%
-29.00%
Gustin Twp
69
228
0
297
-159
23.23%
76.77%
-53.54%
City of Harrisville
69
171
0
240
-102
28.75%
71.25%
-42.50%
Harrisville Twp
243
426
0
669
-183
36.32%
63.68%
-27.35%
Hawes Twp
121
381
0
502
-260
24.10%
75.90%
-51.79%
Haynes Twp
130
280
0
410
-150
31.71%
68.29%
-36.59%
Mikado Twp
103
263
0
366
-160
28.14%
71.86%
-43.72%
Millen Twp
61
134
0
195
-73
31.28%
68.72%
-37.44%
Mitchell Twp
86
119
0
205
-33
41.95%
58.05%
-16.10%









Total
1644
3645
0
5289
-2001
31.08%
68.92%
-37.83%

2008 was another democrat year. McCain actually did well in Alcona County running only 200 votes behind Bush's numbers in differential. This was a bit of an aberration, but I think age was the big factor. McCain won the senior vote natiionwide, and many Michiganders retire up North. Obama may be 48 years old, but he is quite immature for his age trying to be "cool" and that did not sell here.


President 08
McCain
Obama
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
423
329
15
767
94
55.15%
42.89%
12.26%
Caledonia Twp
371
289
11
671
82
55.29%
43.07%
12.22%
Curtis Twp
316
370
15
701
-54
45.08%
52.78%
-7.70%
Greenbush Twp
456
376
10
842
80
54.16%
44.66%
9.50%
Gustin Twp
210
163
7
380
47
55.26%
42.89%
12.37%
City of Harrisville
127
134
5
266
-7
47.74%
50.38%
-2.63%
Harrisville Twp
475
318
12
805
157
59.01%
39.50%
19.50%
Hawes Twp
296
283
11
590
13
50.17%
47.97%
2.20%
Haynes Twp
228
207
6
441
21
51.70%
46.94%
4.76%
Mikado Twp
249
214
15
478
35
52.09%
44.77%
7.32%
Millen Twp
109
121
6
236
-12
46.19%
51.27%
-5.08%
Mitchell Twp
144
92
7
243
52
59.26%
37.86%
21.40%









Total
3404
2896
120
6420
508
53.02%
45.11%
7.91%

While McCain won big, so did Levin. Jack Hoogendyk was thrown to the wolves, much like Rocky was.


Senate 08
Hoogendyk
Lenin
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
348
391
19
758
-43
45.91%
51.58%
-5.67%
Caledonia Twp
249
382
23
654
-133
38.07%
58.41%
-20.34%
Curtis Twp
239
414
28
681
-175
35.10%
60.79%
-25.70%
Greenbush Twp
360
444
28
832
-84
43.27%
53.37%
-10.10%
Gustin Twp
133
219
24
376
-86
35.37%
58.24%
-22.87%
City of Harrisville
100
150
7
257
-50
38.91%
58.37%
-19.46%
Harrisville Twp
360
393
32
785
-33
45.86%
50.06%
-4.20%
Hawes Twp
204
358
16
578
-154
35.29%
61.94%
-26.64%
Haynes Twp
169
252
17
438
-83
38.58%
57.53%
-18.95%
Mikado Twp
194
248
23
465
-54
41.72%
53.33%
-11.61%
Millen Twp
79
144
5
228
-65
34.65%
63.16%
-28.51%
Mitchell Twp
127
111
7
245
16
51.84%
45.31%
6.53%









Total
2562
3506
229
6297
-944
40.69%
55.68%
-14.99%

Stupak had his toughest opponent in awhile, but it didn't matter this year. Tom Casperson wasn't a bad candidate, but Stupak is probably the most popular pol Up North. It will take a 1994 type year to take him out. In Alcona County, Casperson ran about 6% better than Hooper's 06 numbers, and ran about the same as his 04 numbers.


1st District Congress
Casperson
Stupak
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
305
442
11
758
-137
40.24%
58.31%
-18.07%
Caledonia Twp
231
417
13
661
-186
34.95%
63.09%
-28.14%
Curtis Twp
196
459
19
674
-263
29.08%
68.10%
-39.02%
Greenbush Twp
286
531
19
836
-245
34.21%
63.52%
-29.31%
Gustin Twp
119
250
10
379
-131
31.40%
65.96%
-34.56%
City of Harrisville
80
170
7
257
-90
31.13%
66.15%
-35.02%
Harrisville Twp
320
454
20
794
-134
40.30%
57.18%
-16.88%
Hawes Twp
154
420
9
583
-266
26.42%
72.04%
-45.63%
Haynes Twp
156
274
10
440
-118
35.45%
62.27%
-26.82%
Mikado Twp
152
310
7
469
-158
32.41%
66.10%
-33.69%
Millen Twp
74
148
7
229
-74
32.31%
64.63%
-32.31%
Mitchell Twp
110
128
7
245
-18
44.90%
52.24%
-7.35%









Total
2183
4003
139
6325
-1820
34.51%
63.29%
-28.77%

The State Rep seat was more of a fight, but Andy Neumann came back to take his old seat for a term. This one should be open soon as term limits are for total terms, not consecutive terms. I think in 2010 it will open. Neumann probably wants another shot at the Stamas seat. Pettalia might try for this open seat and win the Alpena seat for the GOP for the first time in years. 1994 maybe?


106th State Rep
Pettalia
Neumann
3rd Party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Alcona Twp
397
348
8
753
49
52.72%
46.22%
6.51%
Caledonia Twp
333
312
14
659
21
50.53%
47.34%
3.19%
Curtis Twp
256
372
29
657
-116
38.96%
56.62%
-17.66%
Greenbush Twp
424
378
23
825
46
51.39%
45.82%
5.58%
Gustin Twp
170
197
13
380
-27
44.74%
51.84%
-7.11%
City of Harrisville
140
111
4
255
29
54.90%
43.53%
11.37%
Harrisville Twp
407
342
27
776
65
52.45%
44.07%
8.38%
Hawes Twp
257
315
6
578
-58
44.46%
54.50%
-10.03%
Haynes Twp
204
225
7
436
-21
46.79%
51.61%
-4.82%
Mikado Twp
208
234
19
461
-26
45.12%
50.76%
-5.64%
Millen Twp
106
114
6
226
-8
46.90%
50.44%
-3.54%
Mitchell Twp
135
98
10
243
37
55.56%
40.33%
15.23%









Total
3037
3046
166
6249
-9
48.60%
48.74%
-0.14%

Overall, this is a difficult, but important small county. It's ticket splitting ways are important because it sits in three potentially competitive districts. It should be competitive in 2010 for state rep and state senate. If Stupak doesn't run for re-election, it will be competitive there too. There isn't a lot of votes in Alcona County but the ticket splitters make the votes here important. It's more Republican than most areas of Northeast Michigan than have a more democrat tilt to them. That makes this a must win county if Michigan republicans make a comeback in 2010.

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