Edward Canfield

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Edward Canfield
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Michigan House of Representatives, District 84
In office
January 1, 2015 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 0
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
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Campaign website
Edward Canfield is a Republican member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 84. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Canfield served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2015


Campaign themes


Canfield's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt: "I believe there is too much government oversight which often gets in the way of education, healthcare, agriculture and business. In my opinion government should be small and do only what is necessary to protect and serve the people of the State of Michigan."


  • Excerpt: "Our tax system is very complicated and overly burdensome especially for the middle class and small business owner. It seems like everything we do is taxed or there is a fee attached. I would support the simplification of the tax system."


  • Excerpt: "Many complex and difficult decisions will be made in the next several years about health care. We need people in state government who understand healthcare and can make wise decisions based on how these changes will affect the people of our state. I know health care and I bring those skills to the table."


  • Excerpt: "I am Pro-Life. I believe that abortion is taking a life. Education and strong family values can eliminate the majority of unwanted pregnancies."



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. David Jaroch defeated Richard Badger in the Democratic primary. Edward Canfield defeated six other challengers in the Republican primary. Canfield defeated Jaroch in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 84 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEdward Canfield 59.2% 17,017
     Democratic David Jaroch 40.8% 11,715
Total Votes 28,732
Michigan House of Representatives, District 84 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Jaroch 63.1% 1,953
Richard Badger 36.9% 1,141
Total Votes 3,094
Michigan House of Representatives, District 84 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEdward Canfield 30.9% 3,239
James Wencel 17.9% 1,880
Dan Grimshaw 13.2% 1,388
Tom Wassa 12.3% 1,285
Kurt Damrow 11.1% 1,162
Marlene Jobe 7.9% 828
Curtis Boehmer 6.7% 707
Total Votes 10,489



In 2014, Canfield's endorsements included the following:

  • Right to Life of Michigan[6]

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Preceded by
Terry Brown (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 84
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