West Michigan's Huizenga wins re-election in 2nd District

Melissa Nann Burke
The Detroit News
U.S. Rep Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland

Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga won his fifth term to the U.S. House on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Rob Davidson of Spring Lake, according to a projection by the Associated Press.

With all precincts reporting unofficial results, Huizenga received 55.3 percent and Davidson 43 percent.

Huizenga, 49, sits on the House Financial Services Committee and is a co-chair of the Great Lakes Task Force. 

Davidson is an emergency room doctor at Gerber Hospital in Newaygo County. He made the Republican Party's record on health care central to his campaign.

Huizenga had outraised Davidson, bringing in over $2 million to Davidson's $1 million. 

Rob Davidson of Spring Lake is running for the U.S. House seat in west Michigan held by Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland.

Huizenga was first elected in 2011 to represent the 2nd District, which covers nine West Michigan counties and portions of Kent and Allegan counties. It includes cities such as Muskegon, Holland and Grand Haven.

In June, the Zeeland Republican introduced a bill in Congress in June to require that federal officials reunite immigrant families separated at the border.