Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

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Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

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Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place 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 October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 12 Pending
     Republican Party 26 Pending
Total 38 38

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 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%) faced primary competition on August 5. Ten incumbents (26.3%) are not seeking re-election and another 19 incumbents (50.0%) advanced 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 October 10, 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

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

November 4 General election candidates:

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Democratic Party Coleman Young II
Republican Party Barry Berk

District 2

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bert Johnson
Republican Party Mark Price
Independent Jeff Hall

District 3

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Morris Hood
Republican Party Matthew Keller

District 4

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Virgil Smith
Republican Party Keith Franklin

District 5

Note: Incumbent Tupac Hunter (D) is not seeking 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 David Knezek
Republican Party Jennifer Rynicki

District 6

Note: Incumbent Glenn Anderson (D) is not seeking 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 Hoon-Yung Hopgood
Republican Party Darrell McNeill

District 7

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dian Slavens
Republican Party Patrick Colbeck

District 8

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

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Christine Bell
Republican Party Jack Brandenburg

District 9

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve Bieda
Republican Party Hawke Fracassa

District 10

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kenneth Jenkins
Republican Party Tory Rocca

District 11

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

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Vincent Gregory
Republican Party Boris Tuman
Libertarian Party James Young

District 12

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Secrest
Republican Party Jim Marleau

District 13

Note: Incumbent John Pappageorge (R) is not seeking 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 Cyndi Peltonen
Republican Party Marty Knollenberg

District 14

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

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bobbie Walton
Republican Party David Robertson

District 15

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael D. Smith
Republican Party Mike Kowall

District 16

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

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kevin Commet
Republican Party Mike Shirkey

District 17

Note: Incumbent Randy Richardville (R) is not seeking 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 Doug Spade
Republican Party Dale Zorn
Constitution Party Jeff Andring

District 18

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rebekah Warren
Republican Party Terry Linden

District 19

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Mike Nofs Approveda - Incumbent Nofs first assumed office in 2009.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Greg Grieves
Republican Party Mike Nofs

District 20

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

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sean McCann
Republican Party Margaret O'Brien
Libertarian Party Lorence Wenke

District 21

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bette Pierman
Republican Party John Proos

District 22

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Shari Pollesch
Republican Party Joe Hune
Libertarian Party Jeff Wood

District 23

Note: Incumbent Gretchen Whitmer (D) is not seeking 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 Curtis Hertel
Republican Party Craig Whitehead

District 24

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dawn Levey
Republican Party Rick Jones

District 25

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Terry Brown
Republican Party Phil Pavlov

District 26

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

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Walters
Republican Party Tonya Schuitmaker
Libertarian Party William Wenzel

District 27

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Ananich
Republican Party Brendt Gerics

District 28

Note: Incumbent Mark Jansen (R) is not seeking 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 Deb Havens
Republican Party Peter MacGregor
Constitution Party Ted Gerrard

District 29

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lance Penny
Republican Party Dave Hildenbrand

District 30

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sarah Howard
Republican Party Arlan Meekhof

District 31

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ron Mindykowski
Republican Party Mike Green

District 32

Note: Incumbent Roger Kahn (R) is not seeking 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 Stacy Erwin Oakes
Republican Party Ken Horn

District 33

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Fred Sprague
Republican Party Judy Emmons

District 34

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cathy Forbes
Republican Party Goeff Hansen

District 35

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Glenn Lottie
Republican Party Darwin Booher

District 36

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

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Lukasiewicz
Republican Party Jim Stamas

District 37

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

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Phil Bellfy
Republican Party Wayne Schmidt

District 38

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Christopher Germain
Republican Party Tom Casperson

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