Current Reps - Bill Rogers (R-Genoa Twp)
Rep - Bill Rogers (R-Brighton)
Dem - Shanda Willis (D-Brighton)
Update 5-26-2012 - Bill Rogers has a challenger from Novi Teacher Dale Rogers, who often posts on the Livingston Post website. Bill's favored to win, although I think Dale has the potential with his background to be a strong challenger if he really knows how to run a state rep campaign. Adding Hamburg and Putnam Twps did not do Bill any favors. While most MEA teachers are democrats, there are many who are swing voters or sometimes weak GOP because of some issues. I noticed that from other campaigns, including some names I recognized that I'd never expect to be on a GOP list until I saw one major indicator that would explain it. I'm not going to bet against Bill here, but I don't expect this to be a repeat of Joe Hune vs Paul Rogers.
Update 8-30-2012 - Bill Rogers wins the primary.
2010 Results - Old District (66th)
Bill Rogers - 23,480
James Delcamp - 8,246
The new 42th is descended from the old 66th district in Livingston County. This district changed slightly with redistricting. It dropped Milford to the 44th district. It dropped Oceola Twp and Marion Twp to the 47th district with Cindy Denby. It picks up Hamburg and Putnam Townshops from Denby. This new district is much less republican than it was previously, but Brighton and Genoa Townships will carry this even in bad year barring a Don Sherwood level of disaster. I think the last time a dem won this district was maybe 1990 or more likely 1986 for Frank Kelley.
Bill Rogers has one more term left, then this district will open up.
|Green Oak Twp||5522||4395||9917||1127||55.68%||44.32%||11.36%|
|Green Oak Twp||5779||3618||9397||2161||61.50%||38.50%||23.00%|
|Last State House||GOP||DEM||Total||Diff||GOP||DEM||Diff|
|Green Oak Twp||4603||1888||6491||2715||70.91%||29.09%||41.83%|