Sunday, October 09, 2011

State Senate Redistricting - District 30 (SD-30)

State Senate - District 30
Current Rep – Arlan Meekof (R-Olive Twp)

2010 Results - Old District (30th)
Arlan Meekhof - 68,269
John Chester -18,223

This is the most Republican State Senate District in the state, if not the country. The district is simply Ottawa County, the most Republican County in the state. My only complaint about this district is that I wish they split it some to take parts of Democrat leaning Muskegon to the North (and still be safe), but APOL concerns quashed that idea.

There is some bleeding from 08 that needs to be stopped in Ottawa County, not so much with this district, but for statewide reasons. We need at good 55-60K+ vote spread here to counteract losses in other counties.

Ottawa County GOP DEM Total Diff GOP DEM Diff
2008 Presidential 83330 50828 134158 32502 62.11% 37.89% 24.23%
2004 Presidential 92048 35552 127600 56496 72.14% 27.86% 44.28%
Last St Senate 68269 18223 86492 50046 78.93% 21.07% 57.86%

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