Decision 2016: August primaries in West Michigan

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(WOOD) — Voters in nearly a dozen districts will narrow down the race to replace the Michigan House of Representatives.

Tuesday, voters in 11 Michigan House districts headed to the polls to determine which Democratic and Republican candidates would  move on to the general election.

Candidates for another 11 West Michigan districts ran uncontested in their parties and will move onto the Nov. 8 general election.>>MAP: Find your Michigan House district

Find a list of August primary races and links to listen to the candidates below:

66th District

The 66th District consists of Van Buren County and Alamo and Cooper townships in Kalamazoo County. One winner from each primary will continue on to the November general election to succeed Republican Rep. Aric Nesbitt, who cannot run again due to term limits.>>VIDEO: Listen to the 66th District candidates

70th District

The 70th District contains Montcalm County and a small portion of Gratiot County. The winner of the Republican primary will face Democrat Ken Hart in November to succeed Republican Rep. Rick Outman, who is term limited.>>VIDEO: Listen to the 70th House District candidates

72nd District

72nd District represents Kentwood and Gaines Township in Kent County and the northest corner of Allegan County, including Wayland. One winner from each primary will face off in the November general election to succeed Republican Rep. Ken Yonker who cannot run again because of term limits.>>VIDEO: Listen to the 72nd District candidates

76th District

The 76th District includes east, north and west sides of Grand Rapids. The winner of the Republican primary will face Democratic incumbent Rep. Winnie Brinks in the November general election.>>VIDEO: Listen to the 76th District candidates

77th District

The 77th District includes Wyoming and Byron Township. The winner of the Republican primary will face Democrat Dana Knight in November to succeed Republican Rep. Thomas Hooker, who is not allowed to run again due to term limits.>>VIDEO: Listen to the 77th District candidates

80th District

The 80th District encompasses most of Allegan County. The winner of the Republican primary will face Democrat John Andrysiak in November. Republican Rep. Mary Whiteford currently holds the seat, but has a primary challenger.>>VIDEO: Listen to the 80th District candidates

86th District

The 86th district includes the eastern portion of Kent County as well as Belding and Ionia. The winner of the Republican primary will face Democrat Lynn Mason in November. The winner will replace Republican Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, who is not allowed to run again because of term limits.>>VIDEO: Listen to the 86th District candidates

89th District

The 89th District represents western Ottawa County. The winner of the Republican primary will face Democrat Tim Meyer in November to succeed Republican Rep. Amanda Price, who is term limited.>>VIDEO: Listen to the 89th District candidates

90th District

The 90th District covers the southern portion of Ottawa County. The winner of the Republican primary will face Democrat Mary Yedinak in November. Republican Rep. Daniela Garcia currently holds the seat but has a primary challenger.>>VIDEO: Listen to the 90th District candidates

92nd District

The 92nd District includes Muskegon and a part of the lakeshore. One winner from each primary will face off in the November general election to succeed Democrat Rep. Marcia Hovey-Wright, who cannot run again due to term limits.>>VIDEO: Listen to the 92nd District candidates

  • Republican Marshall Davis
  • Republican Gail Eichorst

100th District

The 100th District includes Newaygo, Oceana and Lake counties. One winner from each primary will face off in the November general election to succeed Republican Rep. Jon Bumstead, who is term limited.>>VIDEO: Listen to the 100th District candidates

  • Democrat Sandy Clarke
  • Democrat Cathy Forbes

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