Michael Koester

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Michael Koester
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Former candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives, District 1
Campaign website
Michael Koester was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 1 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[1]


Campaign themes


Koester's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Economic Growth

  • Excerpt: "This is a wide ranging issue, but broad based economic growth is the most effective way to improve the lives of the people in this district and the state."

Commitment to Social Justice

  • Excerpt: "Simply put, social justice means a fundamental respect for the God given dignity that every person has and a belief everybody deserves a fair shake in life. That society’s most vulnerable members (the poor, elderly, mentally ill) are not left behind to fend for themselves while everybody else sees opportunity and prosperity."



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. Incumbent Brian Banks defeated six other candidates in the Democratic primary; Rebecca Thompson came in second. John Hauler was unopposed in the Republican primary. Banks defeated Hauler in the general election.[3][4][1][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Banks 67.3% 15,992
     Republican John Hauler 32.7% 7,782
Total Votes 23,774
Michigan House of Representatives, District 1 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Banks Incumbent 42.8% 3,140
Rebecca Thompson 36.1% 2,645
Michael Koester 11.1% 813
Taryn Jones 4% 296
Harry Scott 2.2% 159
Paul Fillmore 2.1% 152
Corey Gilchrist 1.7% 123
Total Votes 7,328

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