Brenda Lawrence

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Brenda Lawrence
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Michigan, District 14
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Brenda Lawrence is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 14th Congressional District of Michigan. She previously ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2012. Additionally, she was the 2010 Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan.


Lawrence is currently the mayor of Southfield, MI.[1]



See also: Michigan's 14th Congressional District elections, 2014

Lawrence is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Michigan's 14th District. Lawrence won the Democratic nomination in the primary on August 5, 2014, defeating Rudy Hobbs, Hansen Clarke and Burgess Foster. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Michigan District 14 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Hansen Clarke 30.9% 22,866
Burgess Foster 1.1% 831
Rudy Hobbs 32.4% 23,996
Brenda Lawrence 35.6% 26,387
Total Votes 74,080
Source: Michigan Secretary of State


California's 31st Congressional District Contested Primary - Democratic candidates
Endorsement/Contribution Rudy Hobbs Brenda Lawrence Hansen Clarke Burgess Foster
MI Rep. Sander Levin May 22, 2013
EMILY's List February 13, 2014
National Organization for Women July 23, 2014
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan July 31, 2014


See also: Michigan's 14th Congressional District elections, 2012

Lawrence ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Michigan's 14th District. She was defeated by incumbent Gary Peters in the August 7 Democratic primary.[2]

Michigan's 14th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGary Peters 47% 41,230
Hansen Clark 35.2% 30,847
Brenda Lawrence 13.3% 11,644
Mary Waters 3.3% 2,919
Bob Costello 1.2% 1,027
Total Votes 87,667


See also: Michigan lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010 and Lieutenant Governor elections, 2010

Lawrence faced Brian Calley (R), Lynn Meadows (G), Erwin J. Haas (L) and Chris Levels (U.S. Taxpayers) in the general election on November 2, 2010. Calley won the election.[3]

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Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Lawrence's reports.

Brenda Lawrence (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year-End[4]January 31, 2014$0.00$104,364.00$(10,695.46)$93,668.54
April Quarterly[5]April 15, 2014$93,668.54$120,725.87$(10,695.46)$145,411.11
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$148,413.00$147,494.00$(156,727.00)$139,180.00
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