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Hoekstra is no longer in Congress after an unsuccessful gubernatorial bid in 2010.

Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.)

  • District: 2nd District, West -- Muskegon, Holland
  • Residence: Holland
  • Born: October 30, 1953; Groningen, Netherlands
  • Religion: Reformed Church in America
  • Family: Wife, Diane Hoekstra; three children
  • Education: Hope College, B.A. 1975 (political science); U. of Michigan, M.B.A. 1977
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: No previous office; U.S. House, 1993-2011
  • Elected: Elected: 1992 (9th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Education & Labor (Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education; Workforce Protections); Select Intelligence - Ranking Member
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State Information: 2nd District, West -- Muskegon, Holland

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Bill Huizenga (R) 148,864 65.3%
Fred Johnson (D) 72,118 31.6%
Joseph Gillotte (LIBERT) 2,701 1.2%
Ronald Graeser (USTAX) 2,379 1%
Lloyd Clarke (GREEN) 2,016 0.9%
2008 general Peter Hoekstra (R) 214,100 62.4%
Fred Johnson (D) 119,506 34.8%
Dan Johnson (LIBERT) 5,496 1.6%
Ronald Graeser (USTAX) 4,200 1.2%
2006 general Peter Hoekstra (R) 183,006 66.4%
Kimon Kotos (D) 86,950 31.6%
Ronald Graeser (USTAX) 2,720 1%
Steve Van Til (LIBERT) 2,718 1%
2004 general Peter Hoekstra (R) 225,343 69.3%
Kimon Kotos (D) 94,040 28.9%
Steve Van Til (LIBERT) 2,876 0.9%
Ronald Graeser (USTAX) 2,746 0.8%
2002 general Peter Hoekstra (R) 156,937 70.4%
Jeffrey Wrisley (D) 61,749 27.7%
Laurie Aleck (LIBERT) 2,680 1.2%
Ronald Graeser (USTAX) 1,541 0.7%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 47% John McCain: 51%
2004 John Kerry: 39% George W. Bush: 60%
2000 Al Gore: 39% George W. Bush: 61%

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