Wednesday, February 15, 2012

State House Redistricting - District 72 (HD-72)

State House - District 72
Current Rep - Ken Yonker (R-Caledonia)

Candidates:
GOP - Ken Yonker (R-Caledonia)
Dem - Scott Urbanowski (D-Kentwood)

Update 5-27-2012 - There's no primary here. Yonker is facing dem activist Scott Urbanowski, who often posts on Michigan Liberal and other sites as ScottyUrb. This is a safe district for the GOP, even with Kentwood.

Old District (72nd)
Ken Yonker - 24,801
Brian Bosak - 9,219

I'm not sure if this is an open district or if it is Ken Yonker's district. Yonker claims Caledonia as his home, but I wonder if he's actually in Gaines Twp with a Caledonia address. Caledonia Township was moved from the old 72nd district to the 86th district (Lisa Posthumus Lyons) next door.

The old district covered Caledonia Twp, Gaines Twp, Cascade Twp, and Kentwood. The new district drops Caledonia and Casecade in exchange for Dorr Twp, Leighton Twp, Wayland, and Wayland Twp in Allegan County. This is still a safe Republican district. Kentwood is competitive at times, but the rest of the district isn't.



McCain Obama Total Diff GOP DEM Diff
Kent County:

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Gaines Twp 7542 4788 12330 2754 61.17% 38.83% 22.34%
Kentwood 10636 12587 23223 -1951 45.80% 54.20% -8.40%
Allegan County:

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Dorr Twp 2483 1331 3814 1152 65.10% 34.90% 30.20%
Leighton Twp 1739 681 2420 1058 71.86% 28.14% 43.72%
Wayland 883 843 1726 40 51.16% 48.84% 2.32%
Wayland Twp 838 725 1563 113 53.61% 46.39% 7.23%
Total 24121 20955 45076 3166 53.51% 46.49% 7.02%









Bush Kerry Total Diff GOP DEM Diff
Kent County:

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Gaines Twp 8110 3202 11312 4908 71.69% 28.31% 43.39%
Kentwood 13014 9126 22140 3888 58.78% 41.22% 17.56%
Allegan County:

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Dorr Twp 2638 1057 3695 1581 71.39% 28.61% 42.79%
Leighton Twp 1802 490 2292 1312 78.62% 21.38% 57.24%
Wayland 1096 709 1805 387 60.72% 39.28% 21.44%
Wayland Twp 973 614 1587 359 61.31% 38.69% 22.62%
Total 27633 15198 42831 12435 64.52% 35.48% 29.03%








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

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Gaines Twp 6179 1764 7943 4415 77.79% 22.21% 55.58%
Kentwood 8607 4847 13454 3760 63.97% 36.03% 27.95%
Allegan County:

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Dorr Twp

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Leighton Twp

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Wayland

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Wayland Twp

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Total 14786 6611 21397 8175 69.10% 30.90% 38.21%

2 comments:

Conservative First said...

Yonker was put in the same district with Lyons, but he announced that he would move to this district.

Jay said...

He's already moved...2 miles into Gaines Twp. He initially said he was going to battle Lyons...then he came to his senses. Josh Leatherman who ran in 2008 for the 88th lives in Leighton Twp (Allegan County). He's also the Allegan Co. GOP Chair and has expressed interest in a run against Yonker.