|Michigan's 3rd congressional district|
Michigan's 3rd congressional district is a U.S. congressional district in West Michigan. From 2003 to 2013 it consisted of the counties of Barry and Ionia, as well as all except the northwest portion of Kent, including the city of Grand Rapids. The district was extended to Battle Creek after redistricting in 2012.
The district is currently represented by Peter Meijer, a member of the Republican Party. Until January 2021, it was represented by Justin Amash, a Libertarian. He was first elected in the 2010 general election; until July 2019, was a member of the Republican Party. From July 2019 to April 2020, Amash served as an Independent. Between April 2020 and his departure from the House of Representatives in January 2021, Amash was the only Libertarian member of the House.
Recent election results in statewide races
|Year||Office||Winner & margin|
|1992||President||Bush 46 – 34%|
|1996||President||Dole 53 – 39%|
|2000||President||Bush 60 – 38%|
|2004||President||Bush 59 – 40%|
|2008||President||McCain 49 – 48%|
|2012||President||Romney 53 – 46%|
|2016||President||Trump 52 – 42%|
|2018||Senate||James 51 – 47%|
|2018||Governor||Schuette 49 – 48%|
|2020||President||Trump 51 – 47%|
|2020||Senate||James 53 – 45%|
History of 3rd congressional district
Prior to 1992 the 3rd congressional district largely consisted of Calhoun County the home of Battle Creek and Eaton County along with about half the area of Lansing, and Kalamazoo County, including the city of Kalamazoo, but not Portage and the adjacent south-ward township. With the 1992 redistricting the old 3rd district was split between the 6th congressional district, and the 7th congressional district with most of Lansing itself going to the 8th congressional district. Meanwhile, the 3rd district was reconfigured to become the Grand Rapids district, covering much of the territory which had been the 5th district from 1873 to 1993.
List of members representing the district
Recent election results
|Republican||Justin Amash (incumbent)||171,675||52.6|
|Independent||Steven Butler (write-in)||2||0.0|
|Republican||Justin Amash (incumbent)||125,754||57.9|
|Republican||Justin Amash (incumbent)||203,545||59.5|
|Republican||Justin Amash (incumbent)||169,107||54.4|
|Independent||Joe Farrington (write-in)||3||0.0|
|Independent||Richard Fuentes (write-in)||1||0.0|
|Republican gain from Libertarian|
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