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Know Your Congressional District: Michigan’s 10th

 

Melissa Mason

WDET is examining the candidates and issues in the 2016 elections. You can find interviews with the candidates, information about the voters in the district and previous elections results below.

Five Republicans and one Democrat will be on the August ballot, seeking a spot in the November general.

Rep. Candice Miller (R-Harrison Township) has held the seat since 2003. Since the 2002 redistricting, it has included most of Michigan’s Thumb. It currently covers all of Huron, Lapeer, St. Clair, and Sanilac counties, and several townships in Macomb County (Armada, Bruce, Chesterfield, Harrison, Macomb, Ray, Richmond, Shelby, and Washington). It also encompasses the cities of Memphis, New Baltimore, Richmond, and part of Sterling Heights, as well as the villages of Armada, New Haven, and Romeo. Much of Tuscola County was added to the 10th in the 2012 redistricting.

 

About the Candidates

Republican:

Tony Forlini (Harrison Township)

Forlini for US

 

Pat Batcheller

Hear Tony Forlini talk about why he’s running for Congress.

Hear Tony Forlini’s conversation with Pat Batcheller.

Here are Tony Forlini’s responses to WDET Candidate Questionnaire.

 

Paul Mitchell (Washington)

Friends of Paul Mitchell

Pat Batcheller

 

Hear Paul Mitchell talk about why he’s running for Congress.

Hear Paul Mitchell’s conversation with Pat Batcheller.

Here are Paul Mitchell’s responses to WDET Candidate Questionnaire

Phillip Pavlov (St. Clair)

Phil Pavlov for Congress

Pat Batcheller

Hear Phil Pavlov talk about why he’s running for Congress.

Hear Phil Pavlov’s conversation with Pat Batcheller.

Here are Phil Pavlov’s responses to WDET Candidate Questionnaire.

 

 

Alan Sanborn (Shelby Township)

Sanborn for Congress

Alan Sanborn for Congress Committee

Hear Alan Sanborn talk about why he’s running for Congress.

Hear Alan Sanborn’s conversation with Pat Batcheller

Alan Sanborn has not responded to WDET Candidate Questionnaire.

 

 

David VanAssche (Shelby Township)

David VanAssche for Congress

Pat Batcheller

Hear David VanAssche talk about why he’s running for Congress.

Hear David VanAssche’s conversation with Pat Batcheller.

David VanAssche has not responded to WDET Candidate Questionnaire.

 

 

Democratic: 

Frank Accavitti, Jr. (Grosse Pointe Shores)

Frank Accavatti Jr. for Congress

Pat Batcheller

Hear Frank Accavitti talk about why he’s running for Congress.

Hear Frank Accavitti’s conversation with Pat Batcheller

Here are Frank Accivitti’s responses to WDET Candidate Questionnaire.

 

 

About the Voters

Population 706,951
Age Distribution: 20-34 16.3%
Age Distribution: 35-59 36.7%
Age Distribution: 60 and older 21.5%
Race

White: 93.0%

Black: 2.8%

American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%

Asian: 1.5%

Some other race: 0.6%

Two or more: 1.8%

Hispanic or Lation: 3.0%

Foreign-Born 5.77%
Education Level

Less than high school graduate: 9.9%

High school graduation 33.5%

Some college or associate’s degree: 34.7%

Bachelor’s degree: 14.0%

Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%

 

Previous Congressional Election Results

2014 General Election 

Candice Miller (R) - 68.68%

Chuck Stadler (D) - 29.36%

2012 General Election

Candice Miller (R) 68.80%

Chuck Stadler (D) - 29.74%

Much of Tuscola County was added to the 10th in the 2012 redistricting.

 

Image credit: Melissa Mason

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