HOLLAND—Former state Rep. Bill Huizenga of Zeeland has declared himself the winner in the 2nd District Republican congressional primary.
With 100 percent of precincts in, the 41-year-old co-owner of Huizenga Gravel Co. had a 660-vote advantage over ex-NFL player Jay Riemersma of Holland. Five others were in the race.
The seat opened up when veteran Rep. Pete Hoekstra decided to run in the GOP gubernatorial primary. Huizenga is a former district director for Hoekstra.
The Republican nominee will face Hope College history professor Fred Johnson of Holland in the general election in the GOP-leaning district.