Saturday, November 12, 2011

State House Redistricting - District 26 (HD-26)

State House - District 26
Current Rep – Jim Townsend (D - Royal Oak)

Declared Candidates:
GOP - Mark Bliss (R-Madison Heights),
Dem - Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak)

Update 8-30-2012 - Mark Bliss won his primary.

Update 5-25-2012 - Surprised there's a GOP primary here.

2010 Results - Old District (26th)
Jim Townsend - 15,490
Ken Rosen - 13,347

This district remains unchanged, covering Madison Heights and Royal Oak. It's one of those districts that when open is often in the "just good enough to lose" category. Incumbents usually win easily. It's been democrat since at least the 90's, if not earlier. Townsend replaced Marie Donigan, who replaced Dave Woodward.

Both Royal Oak and Madison Heights voted for Gore, Kerry, and Obama. Royal Oak is the "hipster" part of Oakland County, and Madison Heights usually votes with the rest of Southeastern Oakland County. However, neither of them vote to the same level of democrat strength as the areas just to the south of them like Ferndale, Huntington Woods, and Pleasant Ridge.

I consider this district safe for the democrats until proven otherwise.



McCain Obama Total Diff GOP DEM Diff
Oakland County:

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Madison Heights 5088 8017 13105 -2929 38.82% 61.18% -22.35%
Royal Oak 13094 21650 34744 -8556 37.69% 62.31% -24.63%



0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Total 18182 29667 47849 -11485 38.00% 62.00% -24.00%









Bush Kerry Total Diff GOP DEM Diff
Oakland County:

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Madison Heights 5934 7443 13377 -1509 44.36% 55.64% -11.28%
Royal Oak 15529 19143 34672 -3614 44.79% 55.21% -10.42%



0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Total 21463 26586 48049 -5123 44.67% 55.33% -10.66%








Last State House GOP Dem Total Diff GOP DEM Diff
Oakland County:

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Madison Heights 3361 3943 7304 -582 46.02% 53.98% -7.97%
Royal Oak 9986 11547 21533 -1561 46.38% 53.62% -7.25%



0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Total 13347 15490 28837 -2143 46.28% 53.72% -7.43%

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