Sunday, November 13, 2011

State House Redistricting - District 30 (HD-30)

State House - District 30
Current Rep – Jeff Farrington (R - Utica)

Declared Candidates:
Rep - Jeff Farrington (R-Utica),
Dem - Joseph Bogdan (D-Utica),

Update 8-30-2012 - Americans with Chaldean ancestry have taken some bitter election defeats with both the new and old HD-30 district. On the dem side this time, many thought Nick Najjar was the favorite in the primary. In 2010, most thought Michael Shallal had an even/up chance to win against Farrington. Both finished behind some guy in his 20's after they ran good campaigns. Shallal in 2010, and Najjar in 2012. I don't know Najjar, but Michael Shallal is a stand up guy, a hard worker, solid conservative, and deserved better. The good guys don't always win. That's politics.

Update 5-25-2012 - Primaries on both sides here. I know Michael Shallal from the 2010 campaign trail. He's a good guy, hard worker, and principled individual who served our country well.

2010 Results - Old District (30th)
Jeff Farrington - 15,732
Ken Lampar - 12,502

This district changed a bit with redistricting. The old district covered Northern Sterling Heights and Utica. This one covers western Sterling Heights, Utica, and the Southeastern part of Shelby Township. That makes this district more republican, although it's still probably competitive.

Utica and Sterling Heights overall went for Bush twice and Obama. Shelby Township overall went for Bush and McCain. According to Dave's Redistricting, the numbers here are 50.4% for Obama, with about 1000 vote spread. Nothing comes easy in Macomb County, but this probably makes the district safer than it was.

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