State Senate - District 9
Republican Candidates – Jeremy Nielson (St Clair Shores)
Democrat Candidates – Dennis Olshove (Warren)
Current Rep – Dennis Olshove (D-Warren)
Dennis Olshove – 60.82%
Cecelia Stevens – 36.52%
Kerry – 54.56%
Bush – 44.29%
Republican Michigander’s prognosis – Safe Democrat
Lake Twp, Center Line, Eastpointe, Fraser, St Clair Shores, Warren
This district covers most of the democrat strongholds in Macomb County. About ½ of the voters are in Warren. About ¼ of the voters are in St Clair Shores. The rest are divided between Lake Twp, Eastpointe, Fraser, and Center Line. Eastpointe is the most democrat part of the county. Lake Twp is the most republican part of the county by percentage, but has less than 50 voters. Fraser and St Clair Shores are competitive. Warren and Center Line are democrat strongholds, but not quite to the same degree they once were. This district is still more democrat at the local level than national level. They prefer socially moderate and economically liberal democrats here compared to an Ann Arbor style of democrat.
This district has been democrat for years. Currently it is held by Dennis Olshove from Warren. It isn’t impossible to win here, but extremely difficult, and unless Jack Brandenberg runs here, I’m calling it safe democrat until proven otherwise.