Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

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The Republican Party held both houses and the governorship in Michigan, with Republican nominees also dominating the Michigan Supreme Court, despite the elections being officially nonpartisan. This combination makes the state government one of nine categorized as a trifecta plus.

The Democratic Party was looking to break the Republican stronghold in 2014, and needing to gain five of the Republicans' seats to do so. Michigan is a state with a lot of incumbent turnover due to term limits, and the number of seats that were competitive or mildly competitive in 2012 presented the Democrats with opportunities to take the State House.

The Michigan government had only been a trifecta since 2011, with the election of a Republican governor and lower house. Among the two houses and the governorship, the State House had the least party stability.

Out of 110 representatives, 40 incumbents did not seek re-election. The high number is due to the three-term limit for the chamber. Of the 40, 20 were Democrats, 19 were Republicans, and one was an independent and former Democrat who ran for State Senate as a Democrat.

The Michigan House of Representatives was one of 20 state legislative chambers noted by Ballotpedia staff as being a 2014 battleground chamber. The Michigan House had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republicans of nine seats, which amounted to 8.2 percent of the chamber. In 2012, a total of 21 districts were competitive or mildly competitive. There were eight districts where the margin of victory was 5 percent or less in the 2012 elections. Another 13 districts had a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent.

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.

Following the general election, the Republican Party retained control of the Michigan House of Representatives. The Republicans increased their seats from 59 to 63. The Democratic Party lost three seats, the party's count dropping from 50 to 47. The Republicans gained one seat held by an Independent.

Incumbents retiring

A total of 40 incumbents did not run for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents were:

Name Party Current Office
John Olumba Grey.png Nonpartisan House District 3
Fred Durhal, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic House District 5
Rashida Tlaib Electiondot.png Democratic House District 6
Thomas Stallworth, III Electiondot.png Democratic House District 7
David Nathan Electiondot.png Democratic House District 8
Phil Cavanagh Electiondot.png Democratic House District 10
David Knezek Electiondot.png Democratic House District 11
Douglas Geiss Electiondot.png Democratic House District 12
Andrew Kandrevas Electiondot.png Democratic House District 13
John Walsh Electiondot.png Democratic House District 19
Dian Slavens Electiondot.png Democratic House District 21
Harold Haugh Electiondot.png Democratic House District 22
Ellen Lipton Electiondot.png Democratic House District 27
Jon Switalski Electiondot.png Democratic House District 28
Woodrow Stanley Electiondot.png Democratic House District 34
Rudy Hobbs Electiondot.png Democratic House District 35
Peter Lund Ends.png Republican House District 36
Vicki Barnett Electiondot.png Democratic House District 37
Hugh Crawford Ends.png Republican House District 38
Bill Rogers Ends.png Republican House District 42
Gail Haines Ends.png Republican House District 43
Eileen Kowall Ends.png Republican House District 44
Tom McMillin Ends.png Republican House District 45
Dale Zorn Ends.png Republican House District 56
Kenneth Kurtz Ends.png Republican House District 58
Matt Lori Ends.png Republican House District 59
Sean McCann Electiondot.png Democratic House District 60
Margaret O'Brien Ends.png Republican House District 61
Kate Segal Electiondot.png Democratic House District 62
Jase Bolger Ends.png Republican House District 63
Mike Shirkey Ends.png Republican House District 65
Peter MacGregor Ends.png Republican House District 73
Bob Genetski Ends.png Republican House District 80
Kevin Daley Ends.png Republican House District 82
Terry Brown Electiondot.png Democratic House District 84
Joe Haveman Ends.png Republican House District 90
Stacy Erwin Oakes Electiondot.png Democratic House District 95
Jim Stamas Ends.png Republican House District 98
Wayne Schmidt Ends.png Republican House District 104
Greg MacMaster Ends.png Republican House District 105

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Michigan House of Representatives:

Michigan House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 50 47
     Republican Party 59 63
     Independent 1 0
Total 110 110

Qualifications

Section 7 of Article 4 of the Michigan Constitution states, "Each senator and representative must be a citizen of the United States, at least 21 years of age, and an elector of the district he represents. The removal of his domicile from the district shall be deemed a vacation of the office. No person who has been convicted of subversion or who has within the preceding 20 years been convicted of a felony involving a breach of public trust shall be eligible for either house of the legislature."

2014 Competitiveness Overview
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Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In all 110 districts up for election in 2014, candidates from both major parties ran for election. No candidate was uncontested in November.

Eight of the seats up for election held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Thirteen other elections were moderately competitive with a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent. Those districts were:

Competitive:

  • District 23: Incumbent Pat Somerville (R) defeated David Haener (D) in the general election. Somerville won by a margin of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 25: Incumbent Henry Yanez (D) defeated Nick Hawatmeh (R) in the general election. Yanez won by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 41: Incumbent Martin Howrylak (R) defeated Mary Kerwin (D) in the general election. Howrylak won by a margin of victory of 0.92 percent in 2012.
  • District 57: Incumbent Nancy Jenkins (R) defeated Sharon Wimple (D) in the general election. Jenkins won by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 63: Bill Farmer (D) was defeated by David Maturen (R) in the general election. Outgoing incumbent Jase Bolger (R) won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 91: Incumbent Collene Lamonte (D) was defeated by Holly Hughes (R) in the general election. Lamonte won by a margin of victory of 0.83 percent in 2012.
  • District 101: Incumbent Ray Franz (R) defeated Tom Stobie (D) in the general election. Franz won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 110: Incumbent Scott Dianda (D) defeated Bob Michaels (R) in the general election. Dianda won by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive:

  • District 24: Incumbent Anthony Forlini (R) defeated Philip Kurczewski (D) in the general election. Forlini won by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 30: Incumbent Jeff Farrington (R) defeated Bo Karpinsky (D) in the general election. Farrington won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 39: Incumbent Klint Kesto (R) defeated Sandy Colvin (D) in the general election. Kesto won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 51: Incumbent Joseph Graves (R) defeated Ken Thomas (D) in the general election. Graves won by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 52: Incumbent Gretchen Driskell (D) defeated John Hochstetler (R) in the general election. Driskell won by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 70: Incumbent Rick Outman (R) defeated James Hoisington (D) in the general election. Outman won by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 71: Incumbent Theresa Abed (D) was defeated by Tom Barrett (R) in the general election. Abed won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 79: Incumbent Al Pscholka (R) defeated Eric Lester (D) in the general election. Pscholka won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 81: Incumbent Dan Lauwers (R) defeated Bernardo Licata (D) in the general election. Lauwers won by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 102: Incumbent Phil Potvin (R) defeated John Ruggles (D) in the general election. Potvin won by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 103: Incumbent Bruce Rendon (R) defeated James Cromwell (D) and Brad Richards (I) in the general election. Rendon won by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 106: Incumbent Peter Pettalia (R) defeated Robert Kennedy (D) in the general election. Pettalia won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 108: Incumbent Ed McBroom defeated Grant Carlson (D) in the general election. McBroom won by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

Fifteen incumbents faced primary competition on August 5. Forty incumbents did not run for re-election in 2014 and another 55 of the current 110 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state representatives facing primary competition included:

Retiring incumbents

Forty incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 70 (63.6%) ran for re-election. A list of those incumbents (19 Democrats, 20 Republicans and one independent) can be found above.

Context

A Ballotpedia analysis of partisan balance between 1992 and 2013 shows that the House was the most volatile of the group comprising the House, Senate and Governor. While the Senate was held by Republicans for the entire period, Republicans controlled the House on-and-off for 13 years and the Democrats held it on-and-off for seven; the 1993-1994 session was conducted at an even balance. Michigan has been a Republican state government trifecta since 2011, when Gov. Rick Snyder took office and the House returned to Republican control.

The 2014 election was the second held following redistricting, which worked to GOP advantage in the House despite the presidential vote going for Barack Obama (D) by about eight percent. Ten incumbents, some term-limited, retired from the House in the hopes of winning election to the Senate. Twenty-three incumbents in all were term-limited.[1][2]

The 2014 election was also the first since the passage of right-to-work legislation, which contributed to decreased approval for Snyder. Under the law, workers cannot be required to pay union membership dues, although numerous unions locked in new contracts requiring payments before the law took effect in March 2013. In 2013, Michigan ranked fifth in union membership, which increased by 4,000 to 633,000.[1][3][4] Some Republicans faced difficult primaries due to their support of Medicaid expansion.[5]

Races to Watch

For Democrats to pick up the House, they needed to maintain their 50 seats and add 11. There was one outgoing independent, District 3 incumbent John Olumba, who left the Democratic caucus in 2013.

Although their districts were not considered at all competitive per Ballotpedia's criteria, primary challenges against Republican incumbents Ken Yonker (District 72) and Lisa Posthumus Lyons (District 86) centered around support of Medicaid expansion and Common Core threatened their seats.[5]

  • District 23: Pat Somerville, who represents a part of the Downriver area south of Detroit, won the tightest Republican victory in 2012 with a margin of just 1 percent;[6] he defeated Kristy Pagan in the general election.[7]
  • District 76: The Republican Party called Donijo DeJonge (R) one of 14 "Right Women, Right Now" candidates nationwide. She unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Winnie Brinks (D-District 76). DeJonge defeated two primary challengers, while Brinks, who won the seat in 2012, ran unopposed for her party's nomination.[9]
  • District 91: In 2012, Collene Lamonte (D) defeated first-term incumbent Holly Hughes (R) by the slimmest margin of any Michigan House race that year, 0.83 percent.[6] Hughes fought back for a rematch in the western swing district after fending off primary competition from Kevin Erb and Max Riekse.[7] Hughes' attempt back into the State House was successful, as she defeated Lamonte in the general election.

The Lamonte-Hughes race and the Brinks-DeJonge race were top priorities for Michigan House Democrats, according to Rep. Brandon Dillon, the caucus' campaign chairman.

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

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Democratic Party Brian Banks: 15,992 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Hauler: 7,782

District 2

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alberta Tinsley-Talabi: 17,369 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Daniel Lamar: 7,664

Note: Danetta Simpson (I) was disqualified.

District 3

Note: Incumbent John Olumba (I) ran for Michigan State Senate District 2 as a Democrat.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Wendell Byrd: 19,481 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dolores Brodersen: 583

District 4

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rose Mary Robinson: 15,609 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Edith Floyd: 896

District 5

Note: Incumbent Fred Durhal, Jr. (D) did not run for re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Fred Durhal III: 11,796 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dorothy Patterson: 645

Note: Wells and Johnson received three and 50 write-in votes, respectively.

District 6

Note: Incumbent Rashida Tlaib (D), who is term-limited, ran for Michigan State Senate District 4.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stephanie Chang: 17,926 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tairia Bridges: 1,149

Note: Donnie MaLone received one write-in vote.

District 7

Note: Incumbent Thomas Stallworth, III (D) ran for Michigan State Senate District 5.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party LaTanya Garrett: 23,164 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Bradley: 528

District 8

Note: Incumbent David Nathan (D) ran for Michigan State Senate District 5.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sherry Gay-Dagnogo: 23,008 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Christopher Ewald: 770

District 9

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harvey Santana: 17,606 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James Stephens: 827

District 10

Note: Incumbent Phil Cavanagh (D) ran for Wayne County executive.[10]

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Leslie Love: 21,583 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Matthew Hauser: 4,658

District 11

Note: Incumbent David Knezek (D) ran for Michigan State Senate District 5.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Julie Plawecki: 16,252 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jim Rhoades: 7,027

District 12

Note: Incumbent Douglas Geiss (D) did not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:

Note: Alexis Brice Martell withdrew before the primary.

Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Erika Geiss: 15,334 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kelly Thompson: 6,696

District 13

Note: Incumbent Andrew Kandrevas (D) did not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frank Liberati: 15,283 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Harry Sawicki: 9,762

District 14

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Paul Clemente Approveda - Incumbent Clemente first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Clemente: 14,661 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Nathan Inks: 6,223

District 15

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • George Darany Approveda - Incumbent Darany first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party George Darany: 15,009 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Johnnie Salemassi: 7,216

District 16

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Kosowski: 15,346 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Steve Boron: 7,160

District 17

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Bill LaVoy Approveda - Incumbent LaVoy first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bill LaVoy: 14,623 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Charles Londo: 9,903

District 18

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Sarah Roberts Approveda - Incumbent Roberts first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sarah Roberts: 18,854 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Roland Fraschetti: 11,524

District 19

Note: Incumbent John Walsh (R) did not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stacey Dogonski: 13,377
Republican Party Laura Cox: 21,614 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Kurt Heise Approveda - Incumbent Heise first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nate Smith-Tyge: 13,459
Republican Party Kurt Heise: 21,425 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Note: Incumbent Dian Slavens (D) did not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kristy Pagan: 16,778 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Carol Ann Fausone: 13,590

District 22

Note: Incumbent Harold Haugh (D) did not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Chirkun: 13,461 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeff Bonnell: 6,704
Constitution Party Les Townsend: 882

District 23

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Pat Somerville Approveda - Incumbent Somerville first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Haener: 14,754
Republican Party Pat Somerville: 16,060 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Philip Kurczewski: 10,893
Republican Party Anthony Forlini: 16,358 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Daryl Smith: 690

District 25

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Henry Yanez Approveda - Incumbent Yanez first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Henry Yanez: 14,974 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Nick Hawatmeh: 13,026

District 26

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Jim Townsend Approveda - Incumbent Townsend first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Townsend: 17,755 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Greg Dildilian: 11,377

District 27

Note: Incumbent Ellen Lipton (D) ran for Michigan State Senate District 11.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Wittenberg: 23,756 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael Ryan: 7,671

District 28

Note: Incumbent Jon Switalski (D) did not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Derek Miller: 13,363 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Beth Foster: 7,425

District 29

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Tim Greimel Approveda - Incumbent Greimel first assumed office in 2012.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tim Greimel: 15,042 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Lonier: 5,380

District 30

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bo Karpinsky: 10,455
Republican Party Jeff Farrington: 12,654 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marilyn Lane: 15,769 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Phil Rode: 10,054

District 32

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pamela Kraft: 9,915
Republican Party Andrea LaFontaine: 16,218 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Ken Goike Approveda - Incumbent Goike first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Ruffin: 9,398
Republican Party Ken Goike: 18,148 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Note: Incumbent Woodrow Stanley (D) did not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sheldon Neeley: 17,124 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bruce Rogers: 1,670

District 35

Note: Incumbent Rudy Hobbs (D) ran for Congress.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeremy Moss: 31,655 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robert Brim: 6,473

District 36

Note: Incumbent Peter Lund (R) did not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Murphy: 8,966
Republican Party Peter Lucido: 20,847 Green check mark transparent.png

District 37

Note: Incumbent Vicki Barnett (D) ran for Michigan State Senate District 11.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Christine Greig: 19,148 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Richard Lerner: 14,359

District 38

Note: Incumbent Hugh Crawford (R) did not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jasper Catanzaro: 11,508
Republican Party Kathy Crawford: 19,234 Green check mark transparent.png

District 39

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sandy Colvin: 15,300
Republican Party Klint Kesto: 16,740 Green check mark transparent.png

District 40

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mary Belden: 17,408
Republican Party Michael McCready: 23,680 Green check mark transparent.png

District 41

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mary Kerwin: 14,589
Republican Party Martin Howrylak: 18,371 Green check mark transparent.png

District 42

Note: Incumbent Bill Rogers (R) did not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Timothy Johnson: 12,547
Republican Party Lana Theis: 23,477 Green check mark transparent.png

District 43

Note: Incumbent Gail Haines (R) did not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dennis Ritter: 13,379
Republican Party Jim Tedder: 18,662 Green check mark transparent.png

District 44

Note: Incumbent Eileen Kowall (R) did not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark Venie: 10,362
Republican Party Jim Runestad: 21,838 Green check mark transparent.png

District 45

Note: Incumbent Tom McMillin (R) ran for Congress.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joanna VanRaaphorst: 14,336
Republican Party Michael Webber: 18,369 Green check mark transparent.png

District 46

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Lillis: 9,597
Republican Party Bradford Jacobsen: 21,513 Green check mark transparent.png

District 47

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jordan Genso: 8,086
Republican Party Henry Vaupel: 20,998 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Rodger Young: 1,300

District 48

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Pam Faris Approveda - Incumbent Faris first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pam Faris: 17,631 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Stephanie Stikovich: 10,656

District 49

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Phil Phelps: 18,211 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lu Penton: 6,524

District 50

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charles Smiley: 17,018 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Craig Withers: 11,949

District 51

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ken Thomas: 14,111
Republican Party Joseph Graves: 19,429 Green check mark transparent.png

District 52

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gretchen Driskell: 20,849 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Hochstetler: 16,265

District 53

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Jeff Irwin Approveda - Incumbent Irwin first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeff Irwin: 21,004 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Spisak: 4,504

District 54

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Rutledge: 18,610 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ed Moore: 6,092

District 55

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Adam Zemke Approveda - Incumbent Zemke first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Adam Zemke: 19,090 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Leonard Burk: 9,028

District 56

Note: Incumbent Dale Zorn (R) ran for Michigan State Senate District 17.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Redmond: 12,726
Republican Party Jason Sheppard: 13,596 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Al Bain: 697

District 57

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Nancy Jenkins Approveda - Incumbent Jenkins first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sharon Wimple: 10,933
Republican Party Nancy Jenkins: 15,422 Green check mark transparent.png

District 58

Note: Incumbent Kenneth Kurtz (R) did not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Amaryllis Thomas: 6,786
Republican Party Eric Leutheuser: 17,017 Green check mark transparent.png

District 59

Note: Incumbent Matt Lori (R) did not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Moroz: 8,572
Republican Party Aaron Miller: 14,140 Green check mark transparent.png

District 60

Note: Incumbent Sean McCann (D) ran for Michigan State Senate District 20.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jon Hoadley: 15,513 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mike Perrin: 6,611

District 61

Note: Incumbent Margaret O'Brien (R) ran for Michigan State Senate District 20.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Fisher: 14,148
Republican Party Brandt Iden: 16,016 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Michael Stampfler: 2,941

District 62

Note: Incumbent Kate Segal (D) did not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andy Helmboldt: 11,336
Republican Party John Bizon: 11,875 Green check mark transparent.png

District 63

Note: Incumbent Jase Bolger (R) did not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bill Farmer: 13,023
Republican Party David Maturen: 16,718 Green check mark transparent.png

District 64

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Earl Poleski Approveda - Incumbent Poleski first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brenda Pilgrim: 9,167
Republican Party Earl Poleski: 14,439 Green check mark transparent.png

District 65

Note: Incumbent Mike Shirkey (R) ran for Michigan State Senate District 16.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bonnie Johnson: 11,077
Republican Party Brett Roberts: 15,955 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Ronald Muszynski: 971

District 66

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Aric Nesbitt Approveda - Incumbent Nesbitt first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Annie Brown: 11,646
Republican Party Aric Nesbitt: 15,753 Green check mark transparent.png

District 67

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Tom Cochran Approveda - Incumbent Cochran first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Cochran: 16,976 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Hayhoe: 14,281

District 68

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Andy Schor Approveda - Incumbent Schor first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andy Schor: 19,602 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rob Secaur: 5,884

District 69

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Sam Singh Approveda - Incumbent Singh first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sam Singh: 18,476 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Frank Lambert: 8,759

District 70

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Rick Outman Approveda - Incumbent Outman first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Hoisington: 8,283
Republican Party Rick Outman: 13,376 Green check mark transparent.png

District 71

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Theresa Abed Approveda - Incumbent Abed first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Theresa Abed: 17,612
Republican Party Tom Barrett: 17,760 Green check mark transparent.png

District 72

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kemal Hamulic: 8,332
Republican Party Ken Yonker: 17,882 Green check mark transparent.png

District 73

Note: Incumbent Peter MacGregor (R) ran for Michigan State Senate District 28.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mary Polonowski: 11,561
Republican Party Chris Afendoulis: 24,256 Green check mark transparent.png

District 74

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Rob VerHeulen Approveda - Incumbent VerHeulen first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard Erdman: 8,509
Republican Party Rob VerHeulen: 18,789 Green check mark transparent.png

District 75

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brandon Dillon: 12,393 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Lohrstorfer: 4,405

District 76

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Winnie Brinks Approveda - Incumbent Brinks first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Winnie Brinks: 15,804 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Donijo DeJonge: 13,822
Constitution Party William Mohr: 689

District 77

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Tom Hooker Approveda - Incumbent Hooker first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jessica Hanselman: 7,938
Republican Party Tom Hooker: 16,114 Green check mark transparent.png

District 78

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cartier Shields: 7,488
Republican Party Dave Pagel: 15,360 Green check mark transparent.png

District 79

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eric Lester: 9,911
Republican Party Al Pscholka: 14,742 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Carl Oehling: 497

District 80

Note: Incumbent Bob Genetski (R) did not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Geoff Parker: 9,451
Republican Party Cindy Gamrat: 17,632 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Arnis Davidsons: 1,003

District 81

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Dan Lauwers Approveda - Incumbent Lauwers first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bernardo Licata: 9,808
Republican Party Dan Lauwers: 18,174 Green check mark transparent.png

District 82

Note: Incumbent Kevin Daley (R), who is term-limited, ran for Michigan State Senate District 31.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Margaret Guerrero DeLuca: 12,799
Republican Party Todd Courser: 15,699 Green check mark transparent.png

District 83

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Paul Muxlow Approveda - Incumbent Muxlow first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marcus Middleton: 9,157
Republican Party Paul Muxlow: 15,013 Green check mark transparent.png

District 84

Note: Incumbent Terry Brown (D) ran for Michigan State Senate District 25.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Jaroch: 11,715
Republican Party Edward Canfield: 17,017 Green check mark transparent.png

District 85

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Annie Braidwood: 13,714
Republican Party Ben Glardon: 16,881 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Roger Snyder: 1,473

District 86

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lynn Mason: 10,516
Republican Party Lisa Posthumus Lyons: 20,273 Green check mark transparent.png

District 87

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Mike Callton Approveda - Incumbent Callton first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jordan Brehm: 10,182
Republican Party Mike Callton: 20,359 Green check mark transparent.png

District 88

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Roger Victory Approveda - Incumbent Victory first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Janice Gwasdacus: 5,763
Republican Party Roger Victory: 22,789 Green check mark transparent.png

District 89

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Don Bergman: 10,316
Republican Party Amanda Price: 21,805 Green check mark transparent.png

District 90

Note: Incumbent Joe Haveman (R) did not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Haspas: 5,521
Republican Party Daniela Garcia: 19,932 Green check mark transparent.png

District 91

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Collene Lamonte: 12,681
Republican Party Holly Hughes: 12,734 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Alan Jager: 1,959

District 92

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marcia Hovey-Wright: 13,847 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ken Berman: 6,841

District 93

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Tom Leonard Approveda - Incumbent Leonard first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Josh Derke: 11,643
Republican Party Tom Leonard: 18,740 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Michael Trebesh: 2,974

District 94

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Tim Kelly Approveda - Incumbent Kelly first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Vincent Mosca: 12,634
Republican Party Tim Kelly: 20,925 Green check mark transparent.png

District 95

Note: Incumbent Stacy Erwin Oakes (D) ran for Michigan State Senate District 32.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

Note: Haskins suspended his campaign prior to the primary, but remained on the ballot and appeared on the official general election candidate list.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Vanessa Guerra: 17,371 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jordan Haskins: 5,412

Note: Paul Lyons received two write-in votes.

District 96

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charles Brunner: 20,319 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Carlos Jaime: 8,931

District 97

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Joel Johnson Approveda - Incumbent Johnson first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark Lightfoot: 9,688
Republican Party Joel Johnson: 16,570 Green check mark transparent.png

District 98

Note: Incumbent Jim Stamas (R), who is term-limited, ran for Michigan State Senate District 36.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joan Brausch: 13,322
Republican Party Gary Glenn: 16,388 Green check mark transparent.png

District 99

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Kevin Cotter Approveda - Incumbent Cotter first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bryan Mielke: 10,676
Republican Party Kevin Cotter: 11,347 Green check mark transparent.png

District 100

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Jon Bumstead Approveda - Incumbent Bumstead first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark Balcom: 9,330
Republican Party Jon Bumstead: 16,226 Green check mark transparent.png

District 101

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Ray Franz Approveda - Incumbent Franz first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Stobie: 18,319
Republican Party Ray Franz: 18,639 Green check mark transparent.png

District 102

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Ruggles: 9,761
Republican Party Phil Potvin: 14,717 Green check mark transparent.png

District 103

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Cromwell: 10,396
Republican Party Bruce Rendon: 18,457 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Brad Richards: 1,659

District 104

Note: Incumbent Wayne Schmidt (R), who is term-limited, ran for Michigan State Senate District 37.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Betsy Coffia: 15,317
Republican Party Larry Inman: 17,394 Green check mark transparent.png

District 105

Note: Incumbent Greg MacMaster (R) ran for Michigan State Senate District 37.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jay Calo: 12,549
Republican Party Triston Cole: 21,223 Green check mark transparent.png

District 106

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Kennedy: 15,226
Republican Party Peter Pettalia: 18,618 Green check mark transparent.png

District 107

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Page: 12,402
Republican Party Lee Chatfield: 19,342 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: William Damsgaard received 23 write-in votes.

District 108

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Ed McBroom Approveda - Incumbent McBroom first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Grant Carlson: 11,421
Republican Party Ed McBroom: 16,926 Green check mark transparent.png

District 109

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • John Kivela Approveda - Incumbent Kivela first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Kivela: 18,373 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Pete Mackin: 9,606

District 110

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Scott Dianda Approveda - Incumbent Dianda first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Scott Dianda: 16,415 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bob Michaels: 10,614

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