Ellis Boal

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Ellis Boal
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Michigan, District 1
PartyGreen Party
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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Ellis Boal is a 2014 Green Party candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Michigan.

Boal was previously a 2012 Green Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Michigan.



See also: Michigan's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

The 1st Congressional District of Michigan will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014. The 1st District is considered one of Ballotpedia's battleground districts in 2014. Incumbent Rep. Dan Benishek (R) won by only 1,881 votes in 2012. The district has seen recent changes in its electorate, with Obama narrowly winning the district in 2008, but Romney claiming victory in 2012. Both the National Republican Congressional Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee have taken notice of this district, adding both Benishek and Democratic challenger Jerry Cannon, a former sheriff, to their respective election programs. Benishek won the Republican nomination against Alan Arcand in the primary on August 5, 2014. Benishek will face Jerry Cannon (D), Ellis Boal (Green Party) and Loel Gnadt (L) on November 4, 2014.


See also: Michigan's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Boal was defeated by incumbent Dan Benishek in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Michigan's 1st District[1]. Boal ran as a Green Party candidate.[2]

U.S. House, Michigan District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Gary McDowell 47.6% 165,179
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Benishek Incumbent 48.1% 167,060
     Libertarian Emily Salvette 3.1% 10,630
     Green Ellis Boal 1.2% 4,168
Total Votes 347,037
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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