Wednesday, March 14, 2012

State House Redistricting - District 86 (HD-86)

State House - District 86
Current Rep - Lisa Posthumus Lyons (R-Alto)

Candidates:
GOP -  Lisa Posthumus Lyons (R-Alto)
Dem - Brian Bosak (D-Caledonia)

Update - 5-27-2012 - Tom DeVault is a RINO. I got my guard up when I saw his website and saw that he claimed to be a "Rockefeller" Republican and a moderate. I then checked the campaign finance records. Anyone who donates to ACTBLUE is not a Republican, or even a Rockefeller Republican. He's a democrat, or RINO Running as a Democrat. His other donation is to MEA. This is a safe GOP District, so his only chance is to run as a Republican.


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Update 8-30-2012 - Lyons won the primary and the RINO was defeated. 

Old District (86th)
Lisa Posthumus Lyons - 25,943
Frank Hammond - 10,996

This area has long had ties to the Posthumus family. Good people. Dick Posthumus was a state senator in this area before becoming Engler's Lt Governor and a gubernatorial candidate in 2002. Dave Hildenbrand was a state rep here, and was a chief of staff of Posthumus before running for state senate and winning. Hildenbrand's replacement is Lisa Posthumus Lyons, the daughter of Dick Posthumus and a former legislative aide as well.

This district changed heavily. The old district was entirely in Kent County and covered Ada Twp, Bowne Twp, East Grand Rapids, a small part of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Township, Grattan Twp, Lowell City and Twp, Vergennes Twp, and the city of Walker.

It only keeps Ada Twp, Bowne, Twp, Grattan Twp, Lowell, and Vergennes Twp. The rest is dropped. EGR and GR Twp goes to the 73rd district. All of Grand Rapids itself is now within the 75th/76th Districts. Walker goes to the 74th District.

The district picks up Cascade Twp and Caledonia Twp in Kent County, and picks up Belding, Otisco Twp, Easton Twp, Ionia, and Ionia Twp in Ionia County. It is still a very safe district, like all Kent County based rural districts are. The Ionia part is sometimes competitive and went for Obama and Mike Huckleberry, but it's not enough to affect the district. McCain won it by almost 8000 votes. Ada, Caledonia, and Cascade Twps are all GOP strongholds. This district is safe.



McCain Obama Total  Diff GOP  DEM Diff
Ionia County:

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Belding 916 1256 2172 -340 42.17% 57.83% -15.65%
Easton Twp 729 717 1446 12 50.41% 49.59% 0.83%
Ionia 1004 1318 2322 -314 43.24% 56.76% -13.52%
Ionia Twp 746 787 1533 -41 48.66% 51.34% -2.67%
Oreleans Twp 557 613 1170 -56 47.61% 52.39% -4.79%
Otisco Twp 600 485 1085 115 55.30% 44.70% 10.60%
Kent County:

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Ada Twp 4668 2965 7633 1703 61.16% 38.84% 22.31%
Bowne Twp 1257 476 1733 781 72.53% 27.47% 45.07%
Caledonia Twp 4492 2259 6751 2233 66.54% 33.46% 33.08%
Cascade Twp 6610 4176 10786 2434 61.28% 38.72% 22.57%
Grattan Twp 1233 913 2146 320 57.46% 42.54% 14.91%
Lowell  921 915 1836 6 50.16% 49.84% 0.33%
Lowell Twp 1734 1244 2978 490 58.23% 41.77% 16.45%
Vergennes Twp 1550 898 2448 652 63.32% 36.68% 26.63%



0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Total 27017 19022 46039 7995 58.68% 41.32% 17.37%









Bush Kerry Total  Diff GOP  DEM Diff
Ionia County:

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Belding 1206 1010 2216 196 54.42% 45.58% 8.84%
Easton Twp 817 631 1448 186 56.42% 43.58% 12.85%
Ionia 1308 1208 2516 100 51.99% 48.01% 3.97%
Ionia Twp 901 687 1588 214 56.74% 43.26% 13.48%
Oreleans Twp 693 475 1168 218 59.33% 40.67% 18.66%
Otisco Twp 713 414 1127 299 63.27% 36.73% 26.53%
Kent County:

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Ada Twp 4933 2157 7090 2776 69.58% 30.42% 39.15%
Bowne Twp 1327 387 1714 940 77.42% 22.58% 54.84%
Caledonia Twp 4662 1570 6232 3092 74.81% 25.19% 49.61%
Cascade Twp 7254 3160 10414 4094 69.66% 30.34% 39.31%
Grattan Twp 1367 756 2123 611 64.39% 35.61% 28.78%
Lowell  1072 701 1773 371 60.46% 39.54% 20.92%
Lowell Twp 1885 1047 2932 838 64.29% 35.71% 28.58%
Vergennes Twp 1640 672 2312 968 70.93% 29.07% 41.87%



0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Total 29778 14875 44653 14903 66.69% 33.31% 33.38%








Last State House GOP DEM Total  Diff GOP  DEM Diff
Ionia County:

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Belding

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Easton Twp

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Ionia

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Ionia Twp

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Oreleans Twp

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Otisco Twp

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Kent County:

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Ada Twp 4226 1312 5538 2914 76.31% 23.69% 52.62%
Bowne Twp 1070 182 1252 888 85.46% 14.54% 70.93%
Caledonia Twp

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Cascade Twp

0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Grattan Twp 1083 393 1476 690 73.37% 26.63% 46.75%
Lowell  772 345 1117 427 69.11% 30.89% 38.23%
Lowell Twp 1563 510 2073 1053 75.40% 24.60% 50.80%
Vergennes Twp 1369 322 1691 1047 80.96% 19.04% 61.92%



0 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Total 10083 3064 13147 7019 76.69% 23.31% 53.39%

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