Michigan's 26th Senate District
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Michigan's 26th Senate District
Michigan's 26th
State Senate district

Michigan Senate District 26 (2010).png
Senator
Demographics79% White
6% Black
9% Hispanic
3% Asian
2% Other
Population (2018)268,786[1]

Michigan's 26th Senate district is one of 38 districts in the Michigan Senate. It has been represented by Republican Aric Nesbitt, the current President pro tempore of the Senate, since 2019, succeeding fellow Republican Tonya Schuitmaker.[2]

Geography

District 26 stretches along the Lake Michigan coast in Allegan and Van Buren Counties and parts of Kent County. Communities within the district include Kentwood, South Haven, Hartford, Paw Paw, Allegan, Otsego, Plainwell, Wayland, Antwerp Township, Gaines Township, and southern Holland.[3]

The district is located largely within Michigan's 6th congressional district, also extending into the 2nd and 3rd districts. It overlaps with the 66th, 72nd, and 80th districts of the Michigan House of Representatives.[4]

Recent election results

2018

2018 Michigan Senate election, District 26[5]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Aric Nesbitt 16,529 51.1
Republican Robert Genetski 9,377 29.0
Republican Don Wickstra 6,443 19.9
Total votes 32,349 100
General election
Republican Aric Nesbitt 61,509 56.7
Democratic Garnet Lewis 43,495 40.1
Libertarian Erwin Haas 2,375 2.2
Green Robert Alway 1,153 1.1
Total votes 108,532 100
Republican hold

2014

2014 Michigan Senate election, District 26[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tonya Schuitmaker (incumbent) 47,244 61.4
Democratic Jim Walters 26,782 34.8
Libertarian William Wenzel 2,944 3.8
Total votes 76,970 100
Republican hold

Federal and statewide results in District 26

Year Office Results[6]
2018 Senate James 54.8 - 42.9%
Governor Schuette 52.5 - 44.2%
2016 President Trump 55.3 - 38.6%
2014 Senate Land 52.8 - 42.3%
Governor Snyder 62.2 - 35.2%
2012 President Romney 54.8 - 44.1%
Senate Hoekstra 50.4 - 46.3%

References

  1. ^ "State Senate District 26, MI". Census Reporter. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "State Senator Aric Nesbitt". MI Senate GOP. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Michigan's 38 Senate Districts - 2011 Apportionment Plan" (PDF). Michigan Senate. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ David Jarman. "How do counties, House districts, and legislative districts all overlap?". Daily Kos. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Michigan State Senate District 26". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "Daily Kos Elections Statewide Results by LD". Daily Kos. Retrieved 2020.

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