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Michigan's 9th congressional district
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Current Representative Gary Peters (D)
Population (2000) 662,563
Median income $52,510
Ethnicity 83.1% White, 8.1% Black, 5.6% Asian, 3.0% Hispanic, 0.5% Native American, 0.5% other
Cook PVI D+2
The 9th district boundaries for the 106th Congress, prior to redistricting in 2002

Michigan's 9th Congressional District is contained within Oakland County in the southeast areas of the state of Michigan and encompasses most of the county. It is the only congressional district to lie entirely within Oakland County.

Like Oakland County as a whole, the 9th Congressional District has historically been moderately Republican. However, a combination of demographic shifts, the economic crisis, and the association of incumbent Joe Knollenberg with the George W. Bush administration led to the election of Democratic former State Senator and Michigan Lottery commissioner Gary Peters in the election of 2008.

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List of representatives

Representative Party Years Congress Notes
District created March 4, 1873
Jay A. Hubbell Republican March 4, 1873 - March 3, 1883 43rd-47th
Byron M. Cutcheon Republican March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1891 48th-51st
Harrison H. Wheeler Democratic March 4, 1891 - March 3, 1893 52nd
John W. Moon Republican March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1895 53rd
Roswell P. Bishop Republican March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1907 54th-59th
James C. McLaughlin [1] Republican March 4, 1907 - November 29, 1932 60th-72nd Died
Vacant November 29, 1932 –
March 4, 1933
72nd
Harry W. Musselwhite Democratic March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1935 73rd
Albert J. Engel Republican January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1951 74th-81st
Ruth Thompson Republican January 3, 1951 - January 3, 1957 82nd-84th
Robert P. Griffin [2] Republican January 3, 1957 - May 11, 1966 85th-89th Resigned after being appointed to the US Senate
Vacant May 11, 1966 –
November 8, 1966
89th
Guy Vander Jagt [2] Republican November 8, 1966 - January 3, 1993 89th-102nd
Dale Kildee [3] Democratic January 3, 1993 - January 3, 2003 103rd-107th Redistricted from the 7th district, Redistricted to the 5th district
Joe Knollenberg Republican January 3, 2003 - January 3, 2009 108th-110th Redistricted from the 11th district
Gary Peters Democrat January 3, 2009 - Present 111th- Incumbent

Elections

House Election 2008: Michigan's 9th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Gary Peters 184,098 52% +6%
Republican Joe Knollenberg (incumbent) 150,574 43% -9%
Independent Jack Kevorkian 9,047 2.6% +2.6%
Libertarian Adam Goodman 4,937 1.4% +0.4%
Green Douglas Campbell 4,800 1.4% +0.4%
Majority 184,098 52%
Turnout 353,456
House Election 2006: Michigan's 9th district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Joe Knollenberg 142,279 52%
Democratic Nancy Skinner 127,651 46%
Libertarian Adam Goodman 3,698 1%
Green Abel 2,466 1%
Majority 14,628 6%
Turnout 276,094

Notes

3/12/2008 Dr. Jack Kevorkian, Assisted Suicide Advocate has announced he will be running for 9th District Representative in 2008.

  1. ^ James C. McLaughlin died November 29, 1932; the vacancy was not filled.
  2. ^ a b Robert P. Griffin resigned on May 10, 1966, to be appointed the following day to the United States Senate to fill vacancy caused by the death of Patrick V. McNamara; Guy Vander Jagt was elected simultaneously in a special election November 8, 1966, to fill the unexpired term in the 89th and for a full term in the 90th Congress.
  3. ^ Dale Kildee now represents the 5th District.

District boundaries were redrawn in 1993, and 2003 due to reapportionment following the censuses of 1990 and 2000.

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