Michigan's 8th Congressional District
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Michigan's 8th Congressional District

Michigan's 8th congressional district
Michigan US Congressional District 8 (since 2013).tif
Michigan's 8th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
Population (2019)740,750
Median household
income
$74,841[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+4[2]

Michigan's 8th congressional district is a United States congressional district in Southern Michigan and Southeast Michigan, including almost all of the state capital, Lansing.

From 2003 to 2013, it consisted of all of Clinton, Ingham, and Livingston counties, and included the southern portion of Shiawassee and the northern portion of Oakland counties. After the redistricting that resulted from the 2010 Census, the district was shifted south to no longer cover Clinton or Shiawassee counties and instead covers more of Oakland County, including Rochester.

The district was first created in 1873, after redistricting following the 1870 census.

The district's current representative is Democrat Elissa Slotkin, who defeated Republican incumbent Mike Bishop in November 2018. As of 2021, it is one of seven districts that voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election while being held by a Democrat.

Major cities

Recent election results in statewide races

Year Office Results
1992 President Clinton 40 - 36%
1996 President Clinton 49 - 40%
2000 President Bush 51 - 47%
2004 President Bush 54 - 45%
2008 President Obama 53 - 46%
2012 President Romney 51 - 48%
2016 President Trump 51 - 44%
2018 Governor Whitmer 51 - 46%
2018 Senate Stabenow 49.3 - 49%
2020 President Trump 50 - 49%

History

Prior to 1992, the 8th congressional district included the cities of Saginaw and Bay City as well as Huron, Tuscola and Sanilac Counties in the Thumb of Michigan, Arenac county north from Bay County, a total of about half the area of Saginaw County, and small northern portions of Lapeer and St. Clair counties.

This area would largely be transferred to the 5th district after the 1990 census, while most of the old 6th district became the 8th district. Unlike the old 6th district, the 8th did not include Pontiac. To make up for the loss in population, it was pushed further into Lansing (which had previously been split between the 6th and 8th districts), picking up all of Ingham County. It also added the area around Brighton and portions of Washtenaw and Genesee counties.

In the redistricting for the 2002 election, the district gained all of Clinton County about half of Shiawasee County and most of its area in Oakland County while losing its shares of Washtenaw and Genesee counties.

In the redistricting for the 2012 election, the district dropped all of its area in Clinton and Shiawasee counties, and was pushed further into Oakland County.

List of members representing the district

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
District created March 4, 1873
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Nathan B. Bradley
Republican March 4, 1873 -
March 3, 1877
43rd
44th
Elected in 1872.
Re-elected in 1874.
Retired.
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Charles C. Ellsworth
Republican March 4, 1877 -
March 3, 1879
45th Elected in 1876.
Retired.
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Roswell G. Horr
Republican March 4, 1879 -
March 3, 1885
46th
47th
48th
Elected in 1878.
Re-elected in 1880.
Re-elected in 1882.
Lost re-election.
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Timothy E. Tarsney
Democratic[a] March 4, 1885 -
March 3, 1889
49th
50th
Elected in 1884.
Re-elected in 1886.
Lost re-election.
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Aaron T. Bliss
Republican March 4, 1889 -
March 3, 1891
51st Elected in 1888.
Lost re-election.
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Henry M. Youmans
Democratic March 4, 1891 -
March 3, 1893
52nd Elected in 1890.
Lost re-election.
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William S. Linton
Republican March 4, 1893 -
March 3, 1897
53rd
54th
Elected in 1892.
Re-elected in 1894.
Lost re-election.
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Ferdinand Brucker
Democratic[b] March 4, 1897 -
March 3, 1899
55th Elected in 1896.
Lost re-election.
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Joseph W. Fordney
Republican March 4, 1899 -
March 3, 1923
56th
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
Elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Re-elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Re-elected in 1912.
Re-elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Retired.
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Bird J. Vincent
Republican March 4, 1923 -
July 18, 1931
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Died.
Vacant July 18, 1931 -
November 3, 1931
72nd
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Michael J. Hart
Democratic November 3, 1931 -
January 3, 1935
72nd
73rd
Elected to finish Vincent's term.
Re-elected in 1932.
Lost re-election.
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Fred L. Crawford
Republican January 3, 1935 -
January 3, 1953
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Re-elected in 1942.
Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Lost renomination.
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Alvin M. Bentley
Republican January 3, 1953 -
January 3, 1961
83rd
84th
85th
86th
Elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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James Harvey
Republican January 3, 1961 -
January 31, 1974
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
Elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Resigned to become judge of the U.S. district court judge.
Vacant January 31, 1974 -
April 23, 1974
93rd
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J. Bob Traxler
Democratic April 23, 1974 -
January 3, 1993
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Elected to finish Harvey's term.
Re-elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Retired.
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Bob Carr
Democratic January 3, 1993 -
January 3, 1995
103rd Redistricted from the 6th district and re-elected in 1992.
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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Dick Chrysler
Republican January 3, 1995 -
January 3, 1997
104th Elected in 1994.
Lost re-election.
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Debbie Stabenow
Democratic January 3, 1997 -
January 3, 2001
105th
106th
Elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Retired to run for U.S. senator.
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Mike Rogers
Republican January 3, 2001 -
January 3, 2015
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
Elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012.
Retired.
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Mike Bishop
Republican January 3, 2015 -
January 3, 2019
114th
115th
Elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Lost re-election.
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Elissa Slotkin
Democratic January 3, 2019 -
Present
116th
117th
Elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.

Recent election results

2012

Michigan's 8th congressional district, 2012[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rogers (incumbent) 202,217 58.6
Democratic Lance Enderle 128,657 37.3
Libertarian Daniel Goebel 8,083 2.3
Independent Preston Brooks 6,097 1.8
Total votes 345,054 100.0
Republican hold

2014

Michigan's 8th congressional district, 2014[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Bishop 132,739 54.6
Democratic Eric Schertzing 102,269 42.1
Libertarian James Weeks 4,557 1.9
Green Jim Casha 1,880 0.8
Natural Law Jeremy Burgess 1,680 0.7
Total votes 243,125 100.0
Republican hold

2016

Michigan's 8th congressional district, 2016 [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Bishop (incumbent) 205,629 56.0
Democratic Suzanna Shkreli 143,791 39.2
Libertarian Jeff Wood 9,619 2.6
Green Maria Green 5,679 1.6
Natural Law Jeremy Burgess 2,250 0.6
Total votes 366,968 100.0
Republican hold

2018

Michigan's 8th congressional district, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elissa Slotkin 172,880 50.6
Republican Mike Bishop (incumbent) 159,782 46.8
Libertarian Brian Ellison 6,302 1.8
Taxpayers David Lillis 2,629 0.8
Total votes 341,593 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2020

Michigan's 8th congressional district, 2020[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elissa Slotkin (incumbent) 217,922 50.9
Republican Paul Junge 202,525 47.3
Libertarian Joe Hartman 7,897 1.8
Total votes 428,344 100.0
Democratic hold

Historical district boundaries

1993 - 2003
2003 - 2013

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Timothy E. Tarsney was elected as a fusion candidate, but was seated in Congress with the Democratic Party.
  2. ^ Elected on the Democratic Peoples Union Silver ticket, a union of elements from the Democratic Party and Populist Party. They were seated as part of the Democratic Party in Congress.
  1. ^ "My Congressional District".
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ https://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/michigan
  4. ^ https://mielections.us/election/results/14GEN/
  5. ^ "2016 Michigan Election Results - Official Results". Michigan Department of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ Johnson, Cheryl L. (February 28, 2019). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 2018". Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "2020 Michigan Election Results Official". Michigan Secretary of State. Retrieved 2020.

References

Coordinates: 42°38?52?N 83°56?43?W / 42.64778°N 83.94528°W / 42.64778; -83.94528


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