Brian Downs (Michigan)

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Brian Downs
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Former candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives, District 73
Campaign website
Brian Downs was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 73 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[1]


Campaign themes


Downs' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Excerpt: "First, I want to ensure the protection of your Constitutional Rights, particularly the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution that are in grave danger."
  • Excerpt: "Secondly, I want to reduce government intrusions into peoples lives. Our government should not be hindering citizens. People should not fear the government (something that is far too common)."



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Mary Polonowski was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Chris Afendoulis defeated six other challengers in the Republican primary. Afendoulis defeated Polonowski in the general election.[3][4][1][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 73 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Afendoulis 67.7% 24,256
     Democratic Mary Polonowski 32.3% 11,561
Total Votes 35,817
Michigan House of Representatives, District 73 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChris Afendoulis 36.1% 5,071
Robert Regan 20.9% 2,940
Frank Pfaff, Jr. 19.9% 2,791
John Decker 11.4% 1,602
Tom Norton 7.4% 1,032
Brady Middleton 2.8% 393
Brian Downs 1.5% 210
Total Votes 14,039


Downs was one of four candidates running for two positions in the general election for the Kent County Probate Court in Michigan. He was defeated on November 6, receiving 10.75% of the vote.[6][7]

See also: Michigan judicial elections, 2012 - Probate Courts

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