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Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.)

Former Member (Defeated for other office)


Biography
District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House, 1993-2011
Born: Oct. 30, 1953; Groningen, Netherlands
Residence: Holland
Religion: Reformed Church in America
Family: Wife, Diane Hoekstra; three children
Education: Hope College, B.A. 1975; U. of Michigan, M.B.A. 1977
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1992 (9th term)
End of Service: Jan. 3, 2011
Committee Assignments: Education & Labor (Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education; Workforce Protections); Select Intelligence

Defeated by Rick Snyder, R, in gubernatorial primary on August 3, 2010

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2012generalDebbie Stabenow (D) 2,735,82658.8
Peter Hoekstra (R) 1,767,38638.0
Scotty Boman (LIBERT) 84,4801.8
Harley Mikkelson (GREEN) 27,8900.6
Richard Matkin (USTAX) 26,0380.6
John Litle (NL) 11,2290.2
Amitabh Ghosh (WRI) 480.0
Daniel Holloway (WRI) 100.0
Raymond O'Donnell (WRI) 70.0
Katherine Houston (WRI) 40.0
2008generalPeter Hoekstra (R) 214,10062.4
Fred Johnson (D) 119,50634.8
Dan Johnson (LIBERT) 5,4961.6
Ronald Graeser (USTAX) 4,2001.2
2006generalPeter Hoekstra (R) 183,00666.5
Kimon Kotos (D) 86,95031.6
Ronald Graeser (USTAX) 2,7201.0
Steve Van Til (LIBERT) 2,7181.0
2004generalPeter Hoekstra (R) 225,34369.3
Kimon Kotos (D) 94,04028.9
Steve Van Til (LIBERT) 2,8760.9
Ronald Graeser (USTAX) 2,7460.9
2002generalPeter Hoekstra (R) 156,93770.4
Jeffrey Wrisley (D) 61,74927.7
Laurie Aleck (LIBERT) 2,6801.2
Ronald Graeser (USTAX) 1,5410.7
2000generalPeter Hoekstra (R) 186,76264.4
Bob Shrauger (D) 96,37033.2
Susan Goldberg (NL) 2,7050.9
Bruce Smith (LIBERT) 2,6390.9
Ronald Graeser (USTAX) 1,4490.5
1998generalPeter Hoekstra (R) 146,85468.7
Bob Shrauger (D) 63,57329.8
Bruce Smith (LIBERT) 2,0621.0
Tom Russell (NL) 1,1330.5
1996generalPeter Hoekstra (R) 165,60865.3
Dan Kruszynski (D) 83,60333.0
Bruce Smith (LIBERT) 3,0711.2
Henry Clark (NL) 1,3650.5
1994generalPeter Hoekstra (R) 146,16475.3
Marcus Hoover (D) 46,09723.7
Lucille Wiggins (NL) 1,8921.0
1992generalPeter Hoekstra (R) 155,57763.0
John Miltner (D) 86,26535.0
Dick Jacobs (LIBERT) 4,8402.0
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: MI-02)
 
Safe Republican


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7th

Michigan is 7th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.










Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.