Conservative hero and friend of the WMU College Republicans Jack Hoogendyk has won the 61st district primary. Here are the results.
State House - District 61 - GOP Primary
49 of 49 Precincts Reporting - 100.00%
Name xxxxxxxxx Party x Votes x Pct
Hoogendyk, Jack (i) GOP 5,285 59.49
Deshazor, Larry GOP xxx 3,194 35.95
Zondervan, Scott GOP xxx 405 4.56
Jack won overwhelmingly in Oshtemo, Texas, Alamo, Prairie Ronde, Parchment, and much of Kalamazoo Township. He also won in Portage, but more narrowly. Larry won a few Portage precincts, and one in Kalamazoo Township. Of course, we have to assume that at least a few voters were Democrats, so Jack's margin amongst Republicans was even higher.
As Jack said, this result and margin proves that a candidate who is a staunch social conservative and takes principled outspoken stands can win convincingly.