Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Allegan County Updated (Part 2, 2006 to present)

Part two of Allegan County

In 06, the trouble started to roll. 06 and 08 were disasters statewide, but the GOP took a major beating in West Michigan, by our standards.  Republicans need to win Allegan County big, not just win it. Take a map of the townships from the census, and then look at where the red to blue flips were. They were in the Southern portion of the County. North (Dutch) stayed red, South went blue. It's the Holland and GR Suburban influence verses the Kalamazoo and South Haven influence. Douglas became incorporated as well. The reason why its so blue is that it is right next to Saugatuck. Previously, it was part of Saugatuck Township for election purposes.


Governor 06
DeVos
Granholm
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
City of Allegan
636
903
18
1557
-267
40.85%
58.00%
-17.15%
Allegan Twp
782
961
21
1764
-179
44.33%
54.48%
-10.15%
Casco Twp
551
597
12
1160
-46
47.50%
51.47%
-3.97%
Cheshire Twp
360
444
16
820
-84
43.90%
54.15%
-10.24%
Clyde Twp
293
301
12
606
-8
48.35%
49.67%
-1.32%
Dorr Twp
1950
1132
31
3113
818
62.64%
36.36%
26.28%
City of Douglas
212
367
8
587
-155
36.12%
62.52%
-26.41%
City of Fennville
150
152
10
312
-2
48.08%
48.72%
-0.64%
Fillmore Twp
1023
205
10
1238
818
82.63%
16.56%
66.07%
Ganges Twp
558
609
18
1185
-51
47.09%
51.39%
-4.30%
Gunplain Twp
1118
1359
47
2524
-241
44.29%
53.84%
-9.55%
Heath Twp
992
409
13
1414
583
70.16%
28.93%
41.23%
City of Holland
1863
917
22
2802
946
66.49%
32.73%
33.76%
Hopkins Twp
608
507
13
1128
101
53.90%
44.95%
8.95%
Laketown Twp
2103
1032
39
3174
1071
66.26%
32.51%
33.74%
Lee Twp
397
432
24
853
-35
46.54%
50.64%
-4.10%
Leighton Township
1449
577
19
2045
872
70.86%
28.22%
42.64%
Manlius Twp
809
435
8
1252
374
64.62%
34.74%
29.87%
Martin Twp
581
397
10
988
184
58.81%
40.18%
18.62%
Monterey Twp
484
338
11
833
146
58.10%
40.58%
17.53%
City of Otsego
539
779
22
1340
-240
40.22%
58.13%
-17.91%
Otsego Twp
889
1169
22
2080
-280
42.74%
56.20%
-13.46%
Overisel Twp
1158
180
11
1349
978
85.84%
13.34%
72.50%
City of Plainwell
576
802
23
1401
-226
41.11%
57.24%
-16.13%
Salem Twp
1111
554
9
1674
557
66.37%
33.09%
33.27%
City of Saugatuck
201
377
8
586
-176
34.30%
64.33%
-30.03%
Saugatuck Twp
643
811
14
1468
-168
43.80%
55.25%
-11.44%
City of South Haven
1
5

6
-4
16.67%
83.33%
-66.67%
Trowbridge Twp
440
590
14
1044
-150
42.15%
56.51%
-14.37%
Valley Twp
363
388
16
767
-25
47.33%
50.59%
-3.26%
Watson Twp
376
410
10
796
-34
47.24%
51.51%
-4.27%
City of Wayland
739
717
15
1471
22
50.24%
48.74%
1.50%
Wayland Twp
616
680
22
1318
-64
46.74%
51.59%
-4.86%









Total
24571
19536
548
44655
5035
55.02%
43.75%
11.28%

The Secretary of State and Attorney General races were the 06 bright spots. Land didn't have much of a dropoff from 2002.


Sec of State 06
Land
Sabaugh
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
City of Allegan
905
580
39
1524
325
59.38%
38.06%
21.33%
Allegan Twp
1083
610
32
1725
473
62.78%
35.36%
27.42%
Casco Twp
653
436
33
1122
217
58.20%
38.86%
19.34%
Cheshire Twp
494
293
21
808
201
61.14%
36.26%
24.88%
Clyde Twp
353
236
9
598
117
59.03%
39.46%
19.57%
Dorr Twp
2380
720
40
3140
1660
75.80%
22.93%
52.87%
City of Douglas
294
260
20
574
34
51.22%
45.30%
5.92%
City of Fennville
199
102
7
308
97
64.61%
33.12%
31.49%
Fillmore Twp
1082
127
19
1228
955
88.11%
10.34%
77.77%
Ganges Twp
727
404
29
1160
323
62.67%
34.83%
27.84%
Gunplain Twp
1534
873
50
2457
661
62.43%
35.53%
26.90%
Heath Twp
1159
213
16
1388
946
83.50%
15.35%
68.16%
City of Holland
2193
543
36
2772
1650
79.11%
19.59%
59.52%
Hopkins Twp
758
337
19
1114
421
68.04%
30.25%
37.79%
Laketown Twp
2501
604
40
3145
1897
79.52%
19.21%
60.32%
Lee Twp
450
339
41
830
111
54.22%
40.84%
13.37%
Leighton Township
1647
348
27
2022
1299
81.45%
17.21%
64.24%
Manlius Twp
956
269
11
1236
687
77.35%
21.76%
55.58%
Martin Twp
713
260
11
984
453
72.46%
26.42%
46.04%
Monterey Twp
577
229
23
829
348
69.60%
27.62%
41.98%
City of Otsego
797
481
26
1304
316
61.12%
36.89%
24.23%
Otsego Twp
1264
710
36
2010
554
62.89%
35.32%
27.56%
Overisel Twp
1237
98
8
1343
1139
92.11%
7.30%
84.81%
City of Plainwell
825
499
37
1361
326
60.62%
36.66%
23.95%
Salem Twp
1324
310
13
1647
1014
80.39%
18.82%
61.57%
City of Saugatuck
288
257
20
565
31
50.97%
45.49%
5.49%
Saugatuck Twp
851
568
29
1448
283
58.77%
39.23%
19.54%
City of South Haven
3
3

6
0
50.00%
50.00%
0.00%
Trowbridge Twp
590
395
29
1014
195
58.19%
38.95%
19.23%
Valley Twp
487
237
22
746
250
65.28%
31.77%
33.51%
Watson Twp
497
265
19
781
232
63.64%
33.93%
29.71%
City of Wayland
977
445
28
1450
532
67.38%
30.69%
36.69%
Wayland Twp
833
421
33
1287
412
64.72%
32.71%
32.01%









Total
30631
12472
823
43926
18159
69.73%
28.39%
41.34%

Mike Cox actually improved over his 2002 numbers statewide.


AG 06
Cox
Williams
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
City of Allegan
828
607
62
1497
221
55.31%
40.55%
14.76%
Allegan Twp
1009
624
58
1691
385
59.67%
36.90%
22.77%
Casco Twp
634
447
38
1119
187
56.66%
39.95%
16.71%
Cheshire Twp
456
310
31
797
146
57.21%
38.90%
18.32%
Clyde Twp
337
235
20
592
102
56.93%
39.70%
17.23%
Dorr Twp
2255
752
93
3100
1503
72.74%
24.26%
48.48%
City of Douglas
270
281
20
571
-11
47.29%
49.21%
-1.93%
City of Fennville
177
114
8
299
63
59.20%
38.13%
21.07%
Fillmore Twp
1062
136
18
1216
926
87.34%
11.18%
76.15%
Ganges Twp
685
421
45
1151
264
59.51%
36.58%
22.94%
Gunplain Twp
1446
910
78
2434
536
59.41%
37.39%
22.02%
Heath Twp
1086
255
36
1377
831
78.87%
18.52%
60.35%
City of Holland
2058
607
70
2735
1451
75.25%
22.19%
53.05%
Hopkins Twp
733
345
30
1108
388
66.16%
31.14%
35.02%
Laketown Twp
2368
685
59
3112
1683
76.09%
22.01%
54.08%
Lee Twp
421
351
54
826
70
50.97%
42.49%
8.47%
Leighton Township
1578
378
43
1999
1200
78.94%
18.91%
60.03%
Manlius Twp
899
294
24
1217
605
73.87%
24.16%
49.71%
Martin Twp
683
268
21
972
415
70.27%
27.57%
42.70%
Monterey Twp
553
229
36
818
324
67.60%
28.00%
39.61%
City of Otsego
764
490
36
1290
274
59.22%
37.98%
21.24%
Otsego Twp
1149
759
69
1977
390
58.12%
38.39%
19.73%
Overisel Twp
1208
107
22
1337
1101
90.35%
8.00%
82.35%
City of Plainwell
777
530
50
1357
247
57.26%
39.06%
18.20%
Salem Twp
1250
347
45
1642
903
76.13%
21.13%
54.99%
City of Saugatuck
255
271
30
556
-16
45.86%
48.74%
-2.88%
Saugatuck Twp
777
606
39
1422
171
54.64%
42.62%
12.03%
City of South Haven
3
3

6
0
50.00%
50.00%
0.00%
Trowbridge Twp
567
393
41
1001
174
56.64%
39.26%
17.38%
Valley Twp
450
268
27
745
182
60.40%
35.97%
24.43%
Watson Twp
457
279
35
771
178
59.27%
36.19%
23.09%
City of Wayland
900
480
53
1433
420
62.81%
33.50%
29.31%
Wayland Twp
755
461
51
1267
294
59.59%
36.39%
23.20%









Total
28850
13243
1342
43435
15607
66.42%
30.49%
35.93%

Stabenow somehow won re-election by a big margin, similar to Granholm's numbers.


Senate 06
Bouchard
Stabenow
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
City of Allegan
644
872
33
1549
-228
41.58%
56.29%
-14.72%
Allegan Twp
801
917
32
1750
-116
45.77%
52.40%
-6.63%
Casco Twp
522
600
30
1152
-78
45.31%
52.08%
-6.77%
Cheshire Twp
357
431
30
818
-74
43.64%
52.69%
-9.05%
Clyde Twp
255
331
18
604
-76
42.22%
54.80%
-12.58%
Dorr Twp
1979
1124
61
3164
855
62.55%
35.52%
27.02%
City of Douglas
215
351
17
583
-136
36.88%
60.21%
-23.33%
City of Fennville
146
151
12
309
-5
47.25%
48.87%
-1.62%
Fillmore Twp
1015
197
20
1232
818
82.39%
15.99%
66.40%
Ganges Twp
588
564
31
1183
24
49.70%
47.68%
2.03%
Gunplain Twp
1165
1290
57
2512
-125
46.38%
51.35%
-4.98%
Heath Twp
992
392
23
1407
600
70.50%
27.86%
42.64%
City of Holland
1871
818
47
2736
1053
68.38%
29.90%
38.49%
Hopkins Twp
619
485
22
1126
134
54.97%
43.07%
11.90%
Laketown Twp
2134
990
43
3167
1144
67.38%
31.26%
36.12%
Lee Twp
344
475
34
853
-131
40.33%
55.69%
-15.36%
Leighton Township
1458
534
38
2030
924
71.82%
26.31%
45.52%
Manlius Twp
813
421
16
1250
392
65.04%
33.68%
31.36%
Martin Twp
599
374
16
989
225
60.57%
37.82%
22.75%
Monterey Twp
479
331
23
833
148
57.50%
39.74%
17.77%
City of Otsego
540
777
19
1336
-237
40.42%
58.16%
-17.74%
Otsego Twp
889
1128
46
2063
-239
43.09%
54.68%
-11.59%
Overisel Twp
1149
186
15
1350
963
85.11%
13.78%
71.33%
City of Plainwell
572
795
24
1391
-223
41.12%
57.15%
-16.03%
Salem Twp
1107
521
38
1666
586
66.45%
31.27%
35.17%
City of Saugatuck
211
358
10
579
-147
36.44%
61.83%
-25.39%
Saugatuck Twp
664
764
29
1457
-100
45.57%
52.44%
-6.86%
City of South Haven
1
5

6
-4
16.67%
83.33%
-66.67%
Trowbridge Twp
448
553
33
1034
-105
43.33%
53.48%
-10.15%
Valley Twp
355
396
16
767
-41
46.28%
51.63%
-5.35%
Watson Twp
383
386
29
798
-3
47.99%
48.37%
-0.38%
City of Wayland
733
699
36
1468
34
49.93%
47.62%
2.32%
Wayland Twp
627
638
29
1294
-11
48.45%
49.30%
-0.85%









Total
24675
18854
927
44456
5821
55.50%
42.41%
13.09%

Not even Hoekstra was safe in some areas he normally won. Saugatuck and Douglas flipped to the dems at Congressional level. Hoekstra was still extremely strong there, but it wasn't the normal sweep. He ran 3% behind his 04 numbers, which is good considering the year.


Congress 2nd 06
Hoekstra
Kotos
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
Dorr Twp
1150
402
43
1595
748
72.10%
25.20%
46.90%
City of Douglas
275
282
16
573
-7
47.99%
49.21%
-1.22%
City of Fennville
179
107
13
299
72
59.87%
35.79%
24.08%
Fillmore Twp
1079
126
26
1231
953
87.65%
10.24%
77.42%
Heath Twp
1116
248
28
1392
868
80.17%
17.82%
62.36%
City of Holland
2135
591
41
2767
1544
77.16%
21.36%
55.80%
Laketown Twp
2409
684
60
3153
1725
76.40%
21.69%
54.71%
Manlius Twp
941
286
17
1244
655
75.64%
22.99%
52.65%
Monterey Twp
559
235
29
823
324
67.92%
28.55%
39.37%
Overisel Twp
1213
106
27
1346
1107
90.12%
7.88%
82.24%
Salem Twp
1255
347
42
1644
908
76.34%
21.11%
55.23%
City of Saugatuck
277
281
16
574
-4
48.26%
48.95%
-0.70%
Saugatuck Twp
814
603
31
1448
211
56.22%
41.64%
14.57%









Total
13402
4298
389
18089
9104
74.09%
23.76%
50.33%

Upton won easily, but ran 7% behind his 04 numbers. It was a sweep and over 60% in the county still.


Congress 6th 06
Upton
Clark
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
City of Allegan
840
640
39
1519
200
55.30%
42.13%
13.17%
Allegan Twp
1005
685
32
1722
320
58.36%
39.78%
18.58%
Casco Twp
663
455
20
1138
208
58.26%
39.98%
18.28%
Cheshire Twp
464
316
24
804
148
57.71%
39.30%
18.41%
Clyde Twp
334
246
10
590
88
56.61%
41.69%
14.92%
Dorr Twp
988
471
39
1498
517
65.95%
31.44%
34.51%
Ganges Twp
690
456
22
1168
234
59.08%
39.04%
20.03%
Gunplain Twp
1516
906
49
2471
610
61.35%
36.67%
24.69%
Hopkins Twp
654
415
31
1100
239
59.45%
37.73%
21.73%
Lee Twp
427
377
29
833
50
51.26%
45.26%
6.00%
Leighton Township
1510
435
38
1983
1075
76.15%
21.94%
54.21%
Martin Twp
678
286
14
978
392
69.33%
29.24%
40.08%
City of Otsego
808
488
23
1319
320
61.26%
37.00%
24.26%
Otsego Twp
1241
756
30
2027
485
61.22%
37.30%
23.93%
City of Plainwell
790
550
29
1369
240
57.71%
40.18%
17.53%
City of South Haven
3
3

6
0
50.00%
50.00%
0.00%
Trowbridge Twp
560
436
26
1022
124
54.79%
42.66%
12.13%
Valley Twp
444
285
13
742
159
59.84%
38.41%
21.43%
Watson Twp
440
310
32
782
130
56.27%
39.64%
16.62%
City of Wayland
807
575
40
1422
232
56.75%
40.44%
16.32%
Wayland Twp
692
540
32
1264
152
54.75%
42.72%
12.03%









Total
15554
9631
572
25757
5923
60.39%
37.39%
23.00%

The State Senate seat was not a contest in Allegan County. Birkholz won easily.


St. Senate 24th 06
Birkholz
Royston
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
City of Allegan
819
695

1514
124
54.10%
45.90%
8.19%
Allegan Twp
963
740

1703
223
56.55%
43.45%
13.09%
Casco Twp
631
481

1112
150
56.74%
43.26%
13.49%
Cheshire Twp
459
337

796
122
57.66%
42.34%
15.33%
Clyde Twp
351
240

591
111
59.39%
40.61%
18.78%
Dorr Twp
2078
982

3060
1096
67.91%
32.09%
35.82%
City of Douglas
330
245

575
85
57.39%
42.61%
14.78%
City of Fennville
182
121

303
61
60.07%
39.93%
20.13%
Fillmore Twp
1065
149

1214
916
87.73%
12.27%
75.45%
Ganges Twp
723
439

1162
284
62.22%
37.78%
24.44%
Gunplain Twp
1377
1030

2407
347
57.21%
42.79%
14.42%
Heath Twp
1089
287

1376
802
79.14%
20.86%
58.28%
City of Holland
1687
505

2192
1182
76.96%
23.04%
53.92%
Hopkins Twp
655
439

1094
216
59.87%
40.13%
19.74%
Laketown Twp
2406
695

3101
1711
77.59%
22.41%
55.18%
Lee Twp
419
388

807
31
51.92%
48.08%
3.84%
Leighton Township
1508
470

1978
1038
76.24%
23.76%
52.48%
Manlius Twp
925
299

1224
626
75.57%
24.43%
51.14%
Martin Twp
652
311

963
341
67.71%
32.29%
35.41%
Monterey Twp
510
300

810
210
62.96%
37.04%
25.93%
City of Otsego
734
566

1300
168
56.46%
43.54%
12.92%
Otsego Twp
1155
846

2001
309
57.72%
42.28%
15.44%
Overisel Twp
1210
121

1331
1089
90.91%
9.09%
81.82%
City of Plainwell
742
597

1339
145
55.41%
44.59%
10.83%
Salem Twp
1182
438

1620
744
72.96%
27.04%
45.93%
City of Saugatuck
341
236

577
105
59.10%
40.90%
18.20%
Saugatuck Twp
914
535

1449
379
63.08%
36.92%
26.16%
City of South Haven
2
4

6
-2
33.33%
66.67%
-33.33%
Trowbridge Twp
530
473

1003
57
52.84%
47.16%
5.68%
Valley Twp
433
306

739
127
58.59%
41.41%
17.19%
Watson Twp
425
344

769
81
55.27%
44.73%
10.53%
City of Wayland
795
617

1412
178
56.30%
43.70%
12.61%
Wayland Twp
664
601

1265
63
52.49%
47.51%
4.98%









Total
27956
14837
0
42793
13119
65.33%
34.67%
30.66%


Schuitmaker won easily her part of Allegan County.

 
St.Rep 80th 06
Schuitmaker
Olson
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
City of Otsego
752
523

1275
229
58.98%
41.02%
17.96%
Otsego Twp
1158
802

1960
356
59.08%
40.92%
18.16%
Watson Twp
412
337

749
75
55.01%
44.99%
10.01%









Total
2322
1662
0
3984
660
58.28%
41.72%
16.57%

Sheen had no problem thanks to the northern part of the county. The dems took Allegan City, Douglas, Lee Twp, Saugatuck, and the small portion of South Haven however.


St Rep 88th 06
Sheen
Weichman
3rd party
Total
Diff.
GOP%
Dem%
Diff%
City of Allegan
698
744
56
1498
-46
46.60%
49.67%
-3.07%
Allegan Twp
864
788
42
1694
76
51.00%
46.52%
4.49%
Casco Twp
538
506
43
1087
32
49.49%
46.55%
2.94%
Cheshire Twp
420
346
23
789
74
53.23%
43.85%
9.38%
Clyde Twp
293
278
17
588
15
49.83%
47.28%
2.55%
Dorr Twp
2017
970
57
3044
1047
66.26%
31.87%
34.40%
City of Douglas
222
319
24
565
-97
39.29%
56.46%
-17.17%
City of Fennville
158
129
12
299
29
52.84%
43.14%
9.70%
Fillmore Twp
1022
167
15
1204
855
84.88%
13.87%
71.01%
Ganges Twp
610
497
39
1146
113
53.23%
43.37%
9.86%
Gunplain Twp
1283
1037
68
2388
246
53.73%
43.43%
10.30%
Heath Twp
998
345
18
1361
653
73.33%
25.35%
47.98%
City of Holland
1933
707
65
2705
1226
71.46%
26.14%
45.32%
Hopkins Twp
632
436
25
1093
196
57.82%
39.89%
17.93%
Laketown Twp
2213
790
63
3066
1423
72.18%
25.77%
46.41%
Lee Twp
368
411
37
816
-43
45.10%
50.37%
-5.27%
Leighton Township
1477
469
30
1976
1008
74.75%
23.73%
51.01%
Manlius Twp
847
334
26
1207
513
70.17%
27.67%
42.50%
Martin Twp
629
311
22
962
318
65.38%
32.33%
33.06%
Monterey Twp
488
298
24
810
190
60.25%
36.79%
23.46%
City of Otsego



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Overisel Twp
1160
150
14
1324
1010
87.61%
11.33%
76.28%
City of Plainwell
693
615
40
1348
78
51.41%
45.62%
5.79%
Salem Twp
1138
445
21
1604
693
70.95%
27.74%
43.20%
City of Saugatuck
213
308
29
550
-95
38.73%
56.00%
-17.27%
Saugatuck Twp
685
679
54
1418
6
48.31%
47.88%
0.42%
City of South Haven
2
4

6
-2
33.33%
66.67%
-33.33%
Trowbridge Twp
493
480
30
1003
13
49.15%
47.86%
1.30%
Valley Twp
351
349
27
727
2
48.28%
48.01%
0.28%
Watson Twp



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City of Wayland
740
609
39
1388
131
53.31%
43.88%
9.44%
Wayland Twp
631
578
40
1249
53
50.52%
46.28%
4.24%









Total
23816
14099
1000
38915
9717
61.20%
36.23%
24.97%

2008 was a bad year for the GOP in Michigan, and Allegan County was no exception. While McCain won the county, Obama took 18 municipalities to McCain's 15. Contrasting that to 2004, Kerry took three. He maybe took four depending which parts of then Saugatuck Township voted democrat. I suspect that Douglas went blue and the rest of the township did not in 04. The question is that is this an aberration or not. A charasmatic candidate with no substance against an old guy who quit the state, and announced it to the world. A 54% win here is not a true win statewide.


POTUS 08 McCain Obama 3rd party  Total Diff. GOP% Dem% Diff%
City of Allegan 845 1212 43 2100 -367 40.24% 57.71% -17.48%
Allegan Twp 946 1114 42 2102 -168 45.00% 53.00% -7.99%
Casco Twp 636 792 20 1448 -156 43.92% 54.70% -10.77%
Cheshire Twp 456 524 29 1009 -68 45.19% 51.93% -6.74%
Clyde Twp 359 446 18 823 -87 43.62% 54.19% -10.57%
Dorr Twp 2483 1331 84 3898 1152 63.70% 34.15% 29.55%
City of Douglas 246 472 7 725 -226 33.93% 65.10% -31.17%
City of Fennville 163 279 6 448 -116 36.38% 62.28% -25.89%
Fillmore Twp 1124 308 31 1463 816 76.83% 21.05% 55.78%
Ganges Twp 662 708 36 1406 -46 47.08% 50.36% -3.27%
Gunplain Twp 1520 1621 67 3208 -101 47.38% 50.53% -3.15%
Heath Twp 1204 506 38 1748 698 68.88% 28.95% 39.93%
City of Holland 2093 1391 40 3524 702 59.39% 39.47% 19.92%
Hopkins Twp 770 514 33 1317 256 58.47% 39.03% 19.44%
Laketown Twp 2318 1285 53 3656 1033 63.40% 35.15% 28.25%
Lee Twp 428 635 17 1080 -207 39.63% 58.80% -19.17%
Leighton Township 1739 681 43 2463 1058 70.60% 27.65% 42.96%
Manlius Twp 991 569 20 1580 422 62.72% 36.01% 26.71%
Martin Twp 761 455 17 1233 306 61.72% 36.90% 24.82%
Monterey Twp 597 450 20 1067 147 55.95% 42.17% 13.78%
City of Otsego 711 982 34 1727 -271 41.17% 56.86% -15.69%
Otsego Twp 1217 1433 58 2708 -216 44.94% 52.92% -7.98%
Overisel Twp 1334 274 32 1640 1060 81.34% 16.71% 64.63%
City of Plainwell 731 1035 33 1799 -304 40.63% 57.53% -16.90%
Salem Twp 1509 630 48 2187 879 69.00% 28.81% 40.19%
City of Saugatuck 229 396 13 638 -167 35.89% 62.07% -26.18%
Saugatuck Twp 779 963 27 1769 -184 44.04% 54.44% -10.40%
City of South Haven 2 5
7 -3 28.57% 71.43% -42.86%
Trowbridge Twp 575 623 30 1228 -48 46.82% 50.73% -3.91%
Valley Twp 442 516 15 973 -74 45.43% 53.03% -7.61%
Watson Twp 470 447 21 938 23 50.11% 47.65% 2.45%
City of Wayland 883 843 38 1764 40 50.06% 47.79% 2.27%
Wayland Twp 838 725 33 1596 113 52.51% 45.43% 7.08%









Total 30061 24165 1046 55272 5896 54.39% 43.72% 10.67%

The Senate Seat was the result of Jack Hoogendyk being thrown to the wolves.


Senate 08 Hoogendyk Levin 3rd party  Total Diff. GOP% Dem% Diff%
City of Allegan 718 1230 93 2041 -512 35.18% 60.26% -25.09%
Allegan Twp 844 1123 81 2048 -279 41.21% 54.83% -13.62%
Casco Twp 556 813 49 1418 -257 39.21% 57.33% -18.12%
Cheshire Twp 388 545 45 978 -157 39.67% 55.73% -16.05%
Clyde Twp 296 453 28 777 -157 38.10% 58.30% -20.21%
Dorr Twp 2243 1403 142 3788 840 59.21% 37.04% 22.18%
City of Douglas 233 456 25 714 -223 32.63% 63.87% -31.23%
City of Fennville 153 261 18 432 -108 35.42% 60.42% -25.00%
Fillmore Twp 1090 318 31 1439 772 75.75% 22.10% 53.65%
Ganges Twp 565 757 57 1379 -192 40.97% 54.89% -13.92%
Gunplain Twp 1360 1648 131 3139 -288 43.33% 52.50% -9.17%
Heath Twp 1135 538 55 1728 597 65.68% 31.13% 34.55%
City of Holland 2042 1312 80 3434 730 59.46% 38.21% 21.26%
Hopkins Twp 697 543 50 1290 154 54.03% 42.09% 11.94%
Laketown Twp 2248 1274 87 3609 974 62.29% 35.30% 26.99%
Lee Twp 341 650 54 1045 -309 32.63% 62.20% -29.57%
Leighton Township 1648 708 67 2423 940 68.01% 29.22% 38.79%
Manlius Twp 903 598 39 1540 305 58.64% 38.83% 19.81%
Martin Twp 701 478 31 1210 223 57.93% 39.50% 18.43%
Monterey Twp 516 484 41 1041 32 49.57% 46.49% 3.07%
City of Otsego 595 1005 69 1669 -410 35.65% 60.22% -24.57%
Otsego Twp 1095 1444 85 2624 -349 41.73% 55.03% -13.30%
Overisel Twp 1282 384 38 1704 898 75.23% 22.54% 52.70%
City of Plainwell 675 1015 65 1755 -340 38.46% 57.83% -19.37%
Salem Twp 1373 673 83 2129 700 64.49% 31.61% 32.88%
City of Saugatuck 204 397 26 627 -193 32.54% 63.32% -30.78%
Saugatuck Twp 691 989 50 1730 -298 39.94% 57.17% -17.23%
City of South Haven 0 7
7 -7 0.00% ####### #######
Trowbridge Twp 505 643 58 1206 -138 41.87% 53.32% -11.44%
Valley Twp 383 531 33 947 -148 40.44% 56.07% -15.63%
Watson Twp 405 471 47 923 -66 43.88% 51.03% -7.15%
City of Wayland 782 875 63 1720 -93 45.47% 50.87% -5.41%
Wayland Twp 735 748 61 1544 -13 47.60% 48.45% -0.84%









Total 27402 24774 1882 54058 2628 50.69% 45.83% 4.86%

Congressional seats did not change much from 06. Hoekstra and Upton bled a little, but still ran far ahead of McCain, and even Bush's 04 numbers. Hoeksta kept above 70%.


Congress 2nd 08 Hoekstra Johnson 3rd party  Total Diff. GOP% Dem% Diff%
Dorr Twp 1434 494 59 1987 940 72.17% 24.86% 47.31%
City of Douglas 322 373 17 712 -51 45.22% 52.39% -7.16%
City of Fennville 234 187 11 432 47 54.17% 43.29% 10.88%
Fillmore Twp 1209 211 26 1446 998 83.61% 14.59% 69.02%
Heath Twp 1311 365 51 1727 946 75.91% 21.13% 54.78%
City of Holland 2448 986 40 3474 1462 70.47% 28.38% 42.08%
Laketown Twp 2605 942 70 3617 1663 72.02% 26.04% 45.98%
Manlius Twp 1135 376 34 1545 759 73.46% 24.34% 49.13%
Monterey Twp 680 305 55 1040 375 65.38% 29.33% 36.06%
Overisel Twp 1421 164 42 1627 1257 87.34% 10.08% 77.26%
Salem Twp 1638 412 73 2123 1226 77.15% 19.41% 57.75%
City of Saugatuck 300 308 14 622 -8 48.23% 49.52% -1.29%
Saugatuck Twp 968 718 54 1740 250 55.63% 41.26% 14.37%









Total 15705 5841 546 22092 9864 71.09% 26.44% 44.65%


Upton also ran well ahead of the ticket.


Congress 6th 08 Upton Cooney 3rd party  Total Diff. GOP% Dem% Diff%
City of Allegan 1108 846 88 2042 262 54.26% 41.43% 12.83%
Allegan Twp 1220 730 70 2020 490 60.40% 36.14% 24.26%
Casco Twp 826 561 32 1419 265 58.21% 39.53% 18.68%
Cheshire Twp 574 351 51 976 223 58.81% 35.96% 22.85%
Clyde Twp 430 299 46 775 131 55.48% 38.58% 16.90%
Dorr Twp 1215 475 63 1753 740 69.31% 27.10% 42.21%
Ganges Twp 822 500 50 1372 322 59.91% 36.44% 23.47%
Gunplain Twp 1991 1045 97 3133 946 63.55% 33.35% 30.19%
Hopkins Twp 842 362 61 1265 480 66.56% 28.62% 37.94%
Lee Twp 530 466 46 1042 64 50.86% 44.72% 6.14%
Leighton Township 1822 472 87 2381 1350 76.52% 19.82% 56.70%
Martin Twp 862 307 28 1197 555 72.01% 25.65% 46.37%
City of Otsego 1024 593 49 1666 431 61.46% 35.59% 25.87%
Otsego Twp 1654 882 85 2621 772 63.11% 33.65% 29.45%
City of Plainwell 1007 682 54 1743 325 57.77% 39.13% 18.65%
Trowbridge Twp 718 430 53 1201 288 59.78% 35.80% 23.98%
Valley Twp 561 339 29 929 222 60.39% 36.49% 23.90%
Watson Twp 579 295 42 916 284 63.21% 32.21% 31.00%
City of Wayland 995 627 73 1695 368 58.70% 36.99% 21.71%
Wayland Twp 951 510 56 1517 441 62.69% 33.62% 29.07%









Total 19731 10772 1160 31663 8959 62.32% 34.02% 28.29%


Schuitmaker ran for her third and final term in a rematch of 06.


St Rep 80th 08 Schuitmaker Olson 3rd party  Total Diff. GOP% Dem% Diff%
City of Otsego 912 688
1600 224 57.00% 43.00% 14.00%
Otsego Twp 1487 1032
2519 455 59.03% 40.97% 18.06%
Watson Twp 522 365
887 157 58.85% 41.15% 17.70%









Total 2921 2085 0 5006 836 58.35% 41.65% 16.70%

Fulton Sheen was termed out and Bob Genetski won the open seat against Tom Clark. Clark did win a few municipalities though (besides Lee, Douglas, and Saugatuck), which is a cause for concern once redistricting hits in 2011-2012. For now, pin this on a bad year coattails and an open seat.


St Rep 80th 08 Genetski Clark 3rd party  Total Diff. GOP% Dem% Diff%
City of Allegan 828 1168
1996 -340 41.48% 58.52% -17.03%
Allegan Twp 973 1022
1995 -49 48.77% 51.23% -2.46%
Casco Twp 646 717
1363 -71 47.40% 52.60% -5.21%
Cheshire Twp 467 495
962 -28 48.54% 51.46% -2.91%
Clyde Twp 383 386
769 -3 49.80% 50.20% -0.39%
Dorr Twp 2629 1031
3660 1598 71.83% 28.17% 43.66%
City of Douglas 297 406
703 -109 42.25% 57.75% -15.50%
City of Fennville 197 223
420 -26 46.90% 53.10% -6.19%
Fillmore Twp 1137 271
1408 866 80.75% 19.25% 61.51%
Ganges Twp 739 599
1338 140 55.23% 44.77% 10.46%
Gunplain Twp 1481 1455
2936 26 50.44% 49.56% 0.89%
Heath Twp 1259 412
1671 847 75.34% 24.66% 50.69%
City of Holland 2248 1083
3331 1165 67.49% 32.51% 34.97%
Hopkins Twp 870 376
1246 494 69.82% 30.18% 39.65%
Laketown Twp 2479 1035
3514 1444 70.55% 29.45% 41.09%
Lee Twp 414 594
1008 -180 41.07% 58.93% -17.86%
Leighton Township 1762 556
2318 1206 76.01% 23.99% 52.03%
Manlius Twp 1054 447
1501 607 70.22% 29.78% 40.44%
Martin Twp 772 402
1174 370 65.76% 34.24% 31.52%
Monterey Twp 625 384
1009 241 61.94% 38.06% 23.89%
Overisel Twp 1396 197
1593 1199 87.63% 12.37% 75.27%
City of Plainwell 756 901
1657 -145 45.62% 54.38% -8.75%
Salem Twp 1567 488
2055 1079 76.25% 23.75% 52.51%
City of Saugatuck 275 340
615 -65 44.72% 55.28% -10.57%
Saugatuck Twp 894 808
1702 86 52.53% 47.47% 5.05%
City of South Haven 2 4
6 -2 33.33% 66.67% -33.33%
Trowbridge Twp 569 603
1172 -34 48.55% 51.45% -2.90%
Valley Twp 460 452
912 8 50.44% 49.56% 0.88%
City of Wayland 957 700
1657 257 57.75% 42.25% 15.51%
Wayland Twp 928 564
1492 364 62.20% 37.80% 24.40%









Total 29064 18119 0 47183 10945 61.60% 38.40% 23.20%

For 2010, the GOP needs to win big in Allegan County to win statewide. 63% of the vote minimum. I don't expect a sweep. Lee Township is strongly democrat. Saugatuck and Douglas are very liberal. Some work needs to be done however to get the Allegan, Otsego, and Plainwell areas back where they belong instead of counting on the Holland area for all the wins. The only reason Allegan County did not flip in 2008 was because some of those northern townships are the most republican areas in the state, and maybe even the country. Overisel, Door, Laketown, Leighton, Heath, Salem, and Manlius Townships can do wonders for covering up weak spots.

One good thing with 2010 is that there are chinks in the cult of Obama. He's being shown as no hero, but just another DC politician that says one thing and does another. The other good thing is that Granholm is gone. This is an open seat. This is a fresh start. The template for stopping the bleeding was shown in the 2009 elections outside of the dumb and dumber blunders of NY23 where there was no primary.

Allegan County is a very key county in 2010. Base counties need to perform well and in a big way. Ottawa, Missaukee, Livingston, Allegan, and Hillsdale need to lead the way.

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