Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

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Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

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Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014.

Incumbents retiring

A total of 10 incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Tupac Hunter Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 5
Glenn Anderson Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 6
John Pappageorge Ends.png Republican Senate District 13
Bruce Caswell Ends.png Republican Senate District 16
Randy Richardville Ends.png Republican Senate District 17
Gretchen Whitmer Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 23
Mark Jansen Ends.png Republican Senate District 28
Roger Kahn Ends.png Republican Senate District 31
John Moolenaar Ends.png Republican Senate District 36
Howard Walker Ends.png Republican Senate District 37

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Michigan State Senate:

Michigan State Senate
Party As of July 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 12 Pending
     Republican Party 26 Pending
Total 38 38

Qualifications

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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."

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In all 38 districts up for election, there are candidates from both major parties running for election. Because of this, no candidates are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Primary challenges

A total of nine incumbents (23.7%) face primary competition on August 5. Ten incumbents (26.3%) are not seeking re-election and another 19 incumbents (50.0%) will advance past the primary without opposition. The state senators facing primary competition include:

Retiring incumbents

Ten incumbent senators are not running for re-election, while 28 (73.7%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, three Democrats and seven Republicans, can be found above.

List of candidates

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on July 20, 2014. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

District 1

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District 2

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District 3

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Morris Hood - Incumbent Hood first assumed office in 2011.
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District 4

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District 5

Note: Incumbent Tupac Hunter (D) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

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District 6

Note: Incumbent Glenn Anderson (D) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

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District 7

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District 8

Note: Incumbent Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D) is running in District 6.

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District 9

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Steve Bieda - Incumbent Bieda first assumed office in 2011.
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District 10

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District 11

Note: Incumbent Jack Brandenburg (R) is running in District 8.

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District 12

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District 13

Note: Incumbent John Pappageorge (R) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

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District 14

Note: Incumbent Vincent Gregory (D) is running in District 11.

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District 15

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District 16

Note: Incumbent Bruce Caswell (R) is not seeking re-election.[1]

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District 17

Note: Incumbent Randy Richardville (R) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

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District 18

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District 19

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  • Mike Nofs - Incumbent Nofs first assumed office in 2009.

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District 20

Note: Incumbent Tonya Schuitmaker (R) is running in District 26.

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District 21

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  • John Proos - Incumbent Proos first assumed office in 2011.

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District 22

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  • Joe Hune - Incumbent Hune first assumed office in 2011.

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District 23

Note: Incumbent Gretchen Whitmer (D) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

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District 24

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  • Rick Jones - Incumbent Jones first assumed office in 2011.

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District 25

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  • Phil Pavlov - Incumbent Pavlov first assumed office in 2011.

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District 26

Note: Incumbent David Robertson (R) is running in District 14.

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District 27

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Jim Ananich - Incumbent Ananich first assumed office in 2013.
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District 28

Note: Incumbent Mark Jansen (R) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

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District 29

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District 30

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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  • Arlan Meekhof - Incumbent Meekhof first assumed office in 2011.

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District 31

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District 32

Note: Incumbent Roger Kahn (R) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

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District 33

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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  • Judy Emmons - Incumbent Emmons first assumed office in 2011.

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District 34

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District 35

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District 36

Note: Incumbent John Moolenaar (R) is running for Congress.

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District 37

Note: Incumbent Howard Walker (R) is not seeking re-election.[2]

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District 38

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

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See also

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