GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, has been reelected to represent Michigan’s newly redrawn 4th Congressional District.
NBC News is projecting his win against Democrat Joseph Alfonso.
Huizenga tweeted that he was “excited and grateful” to continue his service in the U.S. House.
“Michiganders are struggling due to rising inflation, soaring energy costs, and because Washington isn’t focused on the right priorities,” he wrote. “I am committed to bringing common sense solutions to the problems facing our communities and improve the lives of residents along the Lakeshore and across Southwest Michigans.”
“Not the results we were hoping for and not for lack of effort,” Alfonso tweeted Wednesday afternoon. “Thank you to everyone who put in the time and energy to help. This is still my home. I am not going anywhere, and I look forward to working on improving our community.”
When the districts were redrawn, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, who has served for 18 terms, was put into the same district as Huizenga, who is currently representing the 2nd Congressional District. In April, Upton announced that he would not seek re-election.
This will be his seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives.