Current Rep - Wayne Schmidt (R - Traverse City)
GOP - Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City)
Dem - Betsy Coffia (D-Traverse City)
Update 5-27-2012 - The leader and publisher of Right Michigan is challenging the incumbent. Jason Gillman is going after Wayne Schmidt. Gillman's also a county commissioner up there, so he's more than just an internet activist. This will be interesting to see.
Update - 8-30-2012 - Schmidt beat a spirited challenge from Jason Gillman. Coffa won the democrat primary.
Old District (104th)
Wayne Schmidt - 23,460
John Scrudato - 10,950
This district shrunk due to population growth in Grand Traverse County. It drops Kalkaska County to the 103rd. This district is for now safe republican, but keep an eye on the suburbs of Traverse City to see if it is still the case in ten years with the transplants. The city leans democrat, although not as much as it's reputation (Ann Arbor North it isn't). It's not impossible for the GOP to win the city. The suburbs are generally safe for the GOP. McCain won the district, and nobody downticket has had problems here recently.
|Grand Traverse County||GOP||DEM||Total||Diff||GOP||DEM||Diff|
|Last St House||19823||9493||29316||10330||67.62%||32.38%||35.24%|