Michigan's 3rd congressional district

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Michigan's 3rd congressional district
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Michigan's 3rd congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Peter Meijer
RGrand Rapids
Distribution
  • 68.54% urban
  • 31.46% rural
Population (2019)752,287[1]
Median income$64,919[2]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+6[3]

Michigan's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Michigan. The district is in the middle of the state. The cities in the district are Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, Ionia, Hastings, Lowell. The people who live in the district elect a person to represent the district in the United States House of Representatives. The district is currently represented by Republican Party Peter Meijer. Justin Amash represented the district before Meijer and was the first and only member of the Libertarian Party to be in the House of Representatives.

Election history[change | change source]

Year Office Winner & margin
1992 President Bush 46 – 34%
1996 President Dole 53 – 39%
2000 President Bush 60 – 38%
2004 President Bush 59 – 40%
2008 President McCain 49 – 48%
2012 President Romney 53 – 46%
2016 President Trump 52 – 42%
2018 Senate James 51 – 47%
2018 Governor Schuette 49 – 48%
2020 President Trump 51 – 47%
2020 Senate James 53 – 45%

2012[change | change source]

Michigan's 3rd congressional district, 2012[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Justin Amash (incumbent) 171,675 52.6
Democratic Steve Pestka 144,108 44.2
Libertarian Bill Gelineau 10,498 3.2
Independent Steven Butler (write-in) 2 0.0
Total votes 326,283 100.0
Republican hold

2014[change | change source]

Michigan's 3rd congressional district, 2014[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Justin Amash (incumbent) 125,754 57.9
Democratic Bob Goodrich 84,720 39.0
Green Tonya Duncan 6,691 3.1
Total votes 217,165 100.0
Republican hold

2016[change | change source]

Michigan's 3rd congressional district, 2016[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Justin Amash (incumbent) 203,545 59.5
Democratic Douglas Smith 128,400 37.5
Taxpayers Ted Gerrard 10,420 3.0
Total votes 342,365 100.0
Republican hold

2018[change | change source]

Michigan's 3rd congressional district, 2018[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Justin Amash (incumbent) 169,107 54.4
Democratic Cathy Albro 134,185 43.2
Taxpayers Ted Gerrard 7,445 2.4
Independent Joe Farrington (write-in) 3 0.0
Total votes 310,740 100.0
Republican hold

2020[change | change source]

Michigan's 3rd congressional district, 2020[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter Meijer 213,649 53.0
Democratic Hillary Scholten 189,769 47.0
Independent Richard Fuentes (write-in) 1 0.0
Total votes 403,419 100.0
Republican gain from Libertarian

References[change | change source]

  1. "My Congressional District".
  2. "My Congressional District".
  3. "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  4. MICHIGAN CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS BY URBAN AND RURAL POPULATION AND LAND AREA
  5. https://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/michigan
  6. https://mielections.us/election/results/14GEN/
  7. "2016 Michigan Election Results - Official Results". Michigan Department of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  8. https://www.politico.com/election-results/2018/michigan/
  9. "2020 Michigan Election Results Official". Michigan Secretary of State. Retrieved November 23, 2020.