See new political maps for the State and Congress Districts in Kent and Ottawa Counties
Kent and Ottawa counties will have new Congressional, State House and State Senate districts starting in the midterm races of 2022.
New maps for Kent and Ottawa counties, as well as the rest of the state, were approved on Dec. 28 by the independent, citizen-led commission that spent months redrawing political lines.
Michigan voters in 2018 approved the creation of this commission to do the job in place of the legislature, which previously redistributed the state’s political cards.
Related: See the new maps approved by the Michigan Redistribution Commission for Congress, House and Senate
According to the new maps, Kent County will be divided into two Congressional Districts and Ottawa County into three. Currently, Kent County is divided into two different districts and Ottawa County is consolidated into one.
There will be 10 seats at State House with districts wholly or partially in Kent County and five in Ottawa County. Currently, Kent County is divided into seven State House Districts and Ottawa County into three.
There will be five seats in the State Senate with districts wholly or partially in Kent County and three in Ottawa County. Currently, Kent County is divided into three State Senate Districts and Ottawa County into one.
Districts of Congress
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All of Ottawa County as well as Walker, Grandville, Kentwood and Wyoming in Kent County are currently represented by Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, in the 2nd Congressional District. This district also includes counties along the shores of the lake and in northern Michigan near Empire.
Only a small part of northern Ottawa County, Chester Township, will remain in Borough 2. In Kent County, residents north, east and west of Rockford will also be in Borough 2, including Cedar Springs and Sparta. The eastern part of the county comprising Lowell and the southeast corner comprising Caledonia will also be in Borough 2.
The new 2nd District also includes a large expanse of northern Michigan and neighboring Kent County counties.
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All of Kent County, including Grand Rapids, but not Walker, Grandville, Wyoming and Kentwood, is currently represented by U.S. Representative Peter Meijer, of the Township of R-Grand Rapids, in the 3rd Congressional District.
The new 3rd District includes Grand Rapids and the surrounding towns and suburbs of Kent County including Kentwood, Wyoming, Plainfield Township, Rockford, Grand Rapids Township, Ada, Grandville and Byron Center.
It also includes most of the northern half of Ottawa County, divided by M-45 / Lake Michigan Drive and comprising Grand Haven, Allendale and Coopersville. It also covers a southern part of Muskegon County, including the town of Muskegon.
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Michigan’s 4th Congressional District is represented by U.S. Representative John Moolenaar, R-Midland, and covers a large portion of central Michigan and northern Michigan.
According to the new map, the southern half of Ottawa County, including the towns of Holland, Zeeland and Hudsonville as well as the Jenison region, will be part of the 4th Borough.
The new neighborhood stretches south just past Benton Harbor and east to include Kalamazoo, Portage and Battle Creek.
State Senate Districts
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Michigan’s new 18th Senate District includes Caledonia, Alto and Lowell in Kent County and covers parts of Allegan and Barry Counties as well as Battle Creek.
The new 20th State Senate District covers the southwest corner of Kent County below the M-6, then winds along the shoreline ending around Benton Harbor.
The state’s new 29th Senate District includes Grandville, Kentwood, Wyoming, East Grand Rapids, the southeast and southwest sides of Grand Rapids, and part of the Township of Grand Rapids.
The new 30th State Senate District includes the townships of Ada, Cascade, Grand Rapids, Plainfield and Allendale as well as Rockford, Walker, Coopersville, Grand Rapids’ West Side and Grand Rapids north of Fulton Street.
The new 31st State Senate District encompasses all of Ottawa County except the northeastern part and part of Allegan County which includes Holland. The district includes the township of Georgetown, West Olive, Zeeland, Grand Haven, Holland and Hudsonville.
The new 33rd State Senate District includes the northern third of Kent County as well as areas of the county east of Rockford. It also includes the Township of Chester in the County of Ottawa and parts of the counties of Newaygo, Ionia and Montcalm.
State House Quarters
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The new 43rd State House District includes the southeast corner of Ottawa County as well as parts of Allegan, Barry and Eaton counties.
The new 78th State House District includes Alto, Lowell, and parts of neighboring Ionia and Barry counties.
The new 79th State House District covers Kent County south of the M-6 but west of Alto as well as some of Allegan and Barry counties.
The new 80th State House District includes East Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Cascade Township and part of the Township of Grand Rapids.
The new 81st State House District includes the Townships of Grand Rapids and Ada as well as the Township of Plainfield south of Grand River and most of Grand Rapids north of Fulton Street and east of Grand River.
The new 82nd State House District includes the southeast side of Grand Rapids and the southern portion of downtown as well as part of Wyoming.
The new 83rd State House District includes most of Wyoming as well as the southwest side of Grand Rapids and part of Cutlerville.
The new 84th State House District includes the West Side of Grand Rapids and the northern portion of downtown as well as Walker and Grandville.
The new 85th State House District includes the township of Georgetown, Hudsonville and Zeeland.
The new 86th State House District includes Holland as well as the townships of Holland, Park and Laketown.
The new 88th State House District covers the western half of Ottawa County, including West Olive and Grand Haven, north of Holland Township.
The new 89th State House District covers the eastern half of Ottawa County, including Coopersville and Allendale, north of Georgetown Township and Zeeland. It also includes parts of Muskegon County and the Town of Kent in Kent County.
The new 90th State House District includes the Township of Plainfield north of the townships of Grand River, Rockford, Sparta, Cannon and Grattan and part of the townships of Alpine and Vergennes.
The new 91st State House District covers the northern part of Kent County which includes Cedar Springs and the northeast corner of the county. It also includes portions of Montcalm and Ionia counties.
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