Michigan's 11th congressional district

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Michigan's 11th congressional district
Current Representative Kerry Bentivolio (RMilford Township)
Population (2010) 705,974
Ethnicity 82.2% White, 5.0% Black, 7.6% Asian, 3.1% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American
Cook PVI R+4
The district from 1993 to 2003
The district from 2003 to 2013

Michigan's 11th congressional district is a United States congressional district located northwest of Detroit. From 2003 to 2013 it consisted of northwestern Wayne and southwestern Oakland counties. Prior to 1993, the district covered the state's Upper Peninsula and the northernmost portion of the Lower Peninsula, but that year it was shifted to the Detroit area, and its former geographical area became represented by the state's first district.

The 11th district was represented by Thad McCotter, who was elected in 2002. Congressman McCotter resigned on July 6, 2012.[1][2] He was replaced by Democrat David Curson, who won a special election on November 6, 2012.[2][3] Curson was sworn in on November 13, although he was replaced by Kerry Bentivolio on January 3, 2013.[2][4]

History[edit]

The 11th congressional district formed in 1993 took portions of the old 15th (mainly Westland), 2nd (Livonia), 17th (the included portion of Southfield), 6th (Highland and White Lake Townships) and 18th congressional districts. The largest portion coming from the old 18th congressional district.

Major cities[edit]

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2012 President Romney 52 - 47%
2008 President Obama 54 - 45%
2004 President Bush 53 - 47%
2000 President Bush 51 - 47%
1996 President Clinton 46 - 46%
1992 President Bush 47 - 37%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Congress Notes
District created March 4, 1883
Edward Breitung Republican March 4, 1883 - March 3, 1885 48th
Seth C. Moffatt [5] Republican March 4, 1885 - December 22, 1887 49th-50th Died
Vacant December 22, 1887 –
February 14, 1888
50th
Henry W. Seymour [5] Republican February 14, 1888 - March 3, 1889 50th
Samuel M. Stephenson Republican March 4, 1889 - March 3, 1893 51st-52nd Redistricted to the 12th district
John Avery Republican March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1897 53rd-54th
William S. Mesick Republican March 4, 1897 - March 3, 1901 55th-56th
Archibald B. Darragh Republican March 4, 1901 - March 3, 1909 57th-60th
Francis H. Dodds Republican March 4, 1909 - March 3, 1913 61st-62nd
Francis O. Lindquist Republican March 4, 1913 - March 3, 1915 63rd
Frank D. Scott Republican March 4, 1915 - March 3, 1927 64th-69th
Frank P. Bohn Republican March 4, 1927 - March 3, 1933 70th-72nd
Prentiss M. Brown [6] Democratic March 4, 1933 - November 18, 1936 73rd-74th Resigned after being elected to the US Senate
Vacant November 18, 1936 –
January 3, 1937
74th
John F. Luecke Democratic January 3, 1937 - January 3, 1939 75th
Fred Bradley [7] Republican January 3, 1939 - May 24, 1947 76th-80th Died
Vacant May 24, 1947 –
August 26, 1947
80th
Charles E. Potter [7][8] Republican August 26, 1947 - November 4, 1952 80th-82nd Resigned after being elected to the US Senate
Vacant November 4, 1952 –
January 3, 1953
82nd
Victor A. Knox Republican January 3, 1953 - January 3, 1965 83rd-88th
Raymond F. Clevenger Democratic January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1967 89th
Philip Ruppe Republican January 3, 1967 - January 3, 1979 90th-95th
Robert W. Davis Republican January 3, 1979 - January 3, 1993 96th-102nd
Joe Knollenberg Republican January 3, 1993 - January 3, 2003 103rd-107th Redistricted to the 9th district
Thad McCotter Republican January 3, 2003 - July 6, 2012 108th-112th Resigned
Vacant July 6, 2012 –
November 13, 2012
112th
David Curson Democratic November 13, 2012 - January 3, 2013 112th Elected to fill McCotter's remaining term. Not a candidate for 113th Congress.
Kerry Bentivolio Republican January 3, 2013 - 113th

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Spangler, Todd (2012-07-06). "Rep. Thaddeus McCotter resigns, citing 'nightmarish' circumstances". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2012-11-14.  (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/6CAQW6H4C)
  2. ^ a b c Staff (2012). "Current vacancies - 112th Congress, 2nd Session". Clerk of the House of Representatives. Retrieved 2012-11-14.  (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/6CAPJGzeG)
  3. ^ Gray, Kathleen (2012-11-06). "Curson and Bentivolio both won bids for McCotter's seat". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2012-11-14.  (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/6CAQeg1rN)
  4. ^ Tierney, Christine (2012-11-14). "Democrat Curson starts short term in McCotter seat". The Detroit News. Retrieved 2012-11-14.  (Archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/6CAQpOsvY)
  5. ^ a b Seth C. Moffatt died December 22, 1887; Henry W. Seymour was elected to fill the vacancy February 14, 1888.
  6. ^ Prentiss M. Brown resigned November 18, 1936; he had been elected on November 3, 1936, to the United States Senate for a full term beginning January 3, 1937, but was subsequently appointed to the Senate to fill the vacancy for the term ending January 3, 1937, caused by the death of James J. Couzens. No replacement was elected to fill the vacancy in the House due Brown's resignation.
  7. ^ a b Fred Bradley died May 24, 1947. Charles E. Potter was elected August 26, 1947 to fill the vacancy.
  8. ^ Charles E. Potter resigned November 4, 1952, to fill the vacancy in the United States Senate caused by the death of Arthur H. Vandenberg. No replacement was elected to fill the vacancy.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 42°31′48″N 83°27′14″W / 42.53000°N 83.45389°W / 42.53000; -83.45389