Sunday, October 09, 2011

State Senate Redistricting - District 28 (SD-28)

State Senate - District 28
Current Rep – Open

2010 Results - Old District (28th)
Mark Jansen - 74,529
Robin Golden - 26,276

This district had some minor changes to it. Mark Jansen is termed out and he lives in Gaines Township, which was moved to the 26th district (Schuitmaker's current home). This is an open seat because of that. Like the old district, the new district covers most of the rural and suburban portions of Kent County. It drops Ada Twp, Caledonia Twp, East Grand Rapids, Gaines Twp, and Grand Rapids Twp. It picks up Grandville and Sparta Twp from the 30th, and Vergennes and Grattan Twp from the 29th.

This is about as safe as Republican district as there is. Alpine Twp (19% minority) and Wyoming (25% minority) both barely went for Obama. Obama did extremely well in West Michigan for a democrat, but the rest of the district more than outvoted those two areas with a 17,000+ vote spread for McCain. Those two areas are places to watch however in different elections. Bush won both of those areas easily and got an almost 40,000 vote spread here. While the areas that flipped had sizable minority populations (compared to most suburban areas in West Michigan), Obama won a lot more white votes than Kerry or Gore did. McCain was a bad candidate in Michigan, but bleeding needs to be stopped in West Michigan.

I expect a major primary for this district. The farm club for the GOP here is vast.



McCain Obama Total Diff GOP DEM Diff
Kent County:

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Algona Twp 3197 2110 5307 1087 60.24% 39.76% 20.48%
Alpine Twp 3110 3229 6339 -119 49.06% 50.94% -1.88%
Byron Twp 8055 3195 11250 4860 71.60% 28.40% 43.20%
Cannon Twp 5163 2893 8056 2270 64.09% 35.91% 28.18%
Cedar Springs 647 601 1248 46 51.84% 48.16% 3.69%
Courtland Twp 2656 1555 4211 1101 63.07% 36.93% 26.15%
Grandville 5555 3209 8764 2346 63.38% 36.62% 26.77%
Grattan Twp 1233 913 2146 320 57.46% 42.54% 14.91%
Nelson Twp 1216 970 2186 246 55.63% 44.37% 11.25%
Oakfield Twp 1591 1364 2955 227 53.84% 46.16% 7.68%
Plainfield Twp 10053 7959 18012 2094 55.81% 44.19% 11.63%
Rockford 1615 1346 2961 269 54.54% 45.46% 9.08%
Solon Twp 1615 1233 2848 382 56.71% 43.29% 13.41%
Sparta Twp 2277 1814 4091 463 55.66% 44.34% 11.32%
Spencer Twp 953 893 1846 60 51.63% 48.37% 3.25%
Tyrone Twp 1206 903 2109 303 57.18% 42.82% 14.37%
Vergennes Twp 1550 898 2448 652 63.32% 36.68% 26.63%
Walker 6499 5648 12147 851 53.50% 46.50% 7.01%
Wyoming 15402 15682 31084 -280 49.55% 50.45% -0.90%



0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Total 73593 56415 130008 17178 56.61% 43.39% 13.21%









Bush Kerry Total Diff GOP DEM Diff
Kent County:

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Algona Twp 3455 1577 5032 1878 68.66% 31.34% 37.32%
Alpine Twp 3722 2658 6380 1064 58.34% 41.66% 16.68%
Byron Twp 8084 2264 10348 5820 78.12% 21.88% 56.24%
Cannon Twp 5572 2222 7794 3350 71.49% 28.51% 42.98%
Cedar Springs 764 446 1210 318 63.14% 36.86% 26.28%
Courtland Twp 2667 1132 3799 1535 70.20% 29.80% 40.41%
Grandville 6567 2397 8964 4170 73.26% 26.74% 46.52%
Grattan Twp 1367 756 2123 611 64.39% 35.61% 28.78%
Nelson Twp 1370 797 2167 573 63.22% 36.78% 26.44%
Oakfield Twp 1763 1060 2823 703 62.45% 37.55% 24.90%
Plainfield Twp 11130 6265 17395 4865 63.98% 36.02% 27.97%
Rockford 1708 1002 2710 706 63.03% 36.97% 26.05%
Solon Twp 1703 937 2640 766 64.51% 35.49% 29.02%
Sparta Twp 2686 1488 4174 1198 64.35% 35.65% 28.70%
Spencer Twp 1039 803 1842 236 56.41% 43.59% 12.81%
Tyrone Twp 1384 654 2038 730 67.91% 32.09% 35.82%
Vergennes Twp 1640 672 2312 968 70.93% 29.07% 41.87%
Walker 7528 4472 12000 3056 62.73% 37.27% 25.47%
Wyoming 18524 11979 30503 6545 60.73% 39.27% 21.46%



0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Total 82673 43581 126254 39092 65.48% 34.52% 30.96%








Last St Senate GOP DEM Total Diff GOP DEM Diff
Kent County:

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Algona Twp 2575 784 3359 1791 76.66% 23.34% 53.32%
Alpine Twp 2398 1149 3547 1249 67.61% 32.39% 35.21%
Byron Twp 6784 1134 7918 5650 85.68% 14.32% 71.36%
Cannon Twp 4461 1171 5632 3290 79.21% 20.79% 58.42%
Cedar Springs 440 195 635 245 69.29% 30.71% 38.58%
Courtland Twp 2174 605 2779 1569 78.23% 21.77% 56.46%
Grandville

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Grattan Twp

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Nelson Twp 948 405 1353 543 70.07% 29.93% 40.13%
Oakfield Twp 1273 536 1809 737 70.37% 29.63% 40.74%
Plainfield Twp 8406 3280 11686 5126 71.93% 28.07% 43.86%
Rockford 1356 526 1882 830 72.05% 27.95% 44.10%
Solon Twp 1277 417 1694 860 75.38% 24.62% 50.77%
Sparta Twp

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Spencer Twp 754 402 1156 352 65.22% 34.78% 30.45%
Tyrone Twp 956 318 1274 638 75.04% 24.96% 50.08%
Vergennes Twp

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Walker 5395 2139 7534 3256 71.61% 28.39% 43.22%
Wyoming 11535 5555 17090 5980 67.50% 32.50% 34.99%



0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Total 50732 18616 69348 32116 73.16% 26.84% 46.31%

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