Harley Mikkelson

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Harley Mikkelson
Harley Mikkelson.PNG
Former candidate for
U.S. House, Michigan, District 10
PartyGreen Party
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthDecember 17, 1946
Place of birthHawley, MN
Campaign website

Harley Mikkelson was a 2014 Green Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 10th Congressional District of Michigan.[1] He lost to incumbent Candice Miller (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]

He was formerly the 2012 Green Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Michigan and the 2010 Green Party candidate for Governor of Michigan. He previously ran for the United States Senate in 2008 and the United States House of Representatives in 2002 and 2004.

Mikkelson worked as a Family Independence Specialist with the State of Michigan from 1997-2002, a social worker from 1993-1997, House Parent with the Michigan School for the Deaf from 1978-1993, Resident Care Aide with the Michigan Department of Mental Health from 1972-1975 and served in the United States Army, Vietnam.[3]



See also: Michigan's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

Mikkelson ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Michigan's 10th District. He lost to incumbent Candice Miller (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Michigan District 10 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCandice Miller Incumbent 68.7% 157,069
     Democratic Chuck Stadler 29.4% 67,143
     Green Harley Mikkelson 2% 4,480
Total Votes 228,692
Source: Michigan Secretary of State


See also: United States Senate elections in Michigan, 2012

Mikkelson lost to incumbent Debbie Stabenow.[4] Mikkelson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Michigan. He ran as a Green Party candidate and faced incumbent Debbie Stabenow (D), Pete Hoekstra (R), Scotty Boman (L), Richard Matkin (UST) and John Litle (NLP) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]


See also: Michigan gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Mikkelson faced Rick Snyder (R), Virg Bernero (D), Ken Procter (L) and Stacey Mathia (U.S. Taxpayers) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

2010 Michigan gubernatorial general election
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Virg Bernero 39.90%
     Republican Party Approveda Rick Snyder 58.11%
     Green Party Harley Mikkelson 0.64%
     Libertarian Party Ken Proctor 0.69%
     Taxpayers Stacey Mathia 0.65%
     Other write-ins >0.01%
Total Votes 3,226,088

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