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Mark Huizenga wins GOP primary in 30th Senate District

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Mark Huizenga defeated challenger Keith Hinkle by a wide margin in the Republican primary

In Michigan’s newly drawn 30th Senate District, incumbent Mark Huizenga defeated challenger Keith Hinkle by a wide margin in the Republican primary. The new district expands within Kent County into portions of Grand Rapids – and beyond - into areas of Ottawa County. As the Walker Republican explained it, 60-percent of the district is new territory:

“Biggest differentiator is being at the doors. I myself personally at the doors every night and during the day getting to know people, hear their issues, and knowing that I care. Talking about the work that we’ve done in Lansing and trying to make a difference for them. Help them understand what we’re doing.”

Huizenga will face Grand Rapids Democrat, David LeGrand, in November.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.
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