Michigan filing deadline report: Two filed state executives

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April 25, 2014


By Kristen Mathews

Lansing, Michigan: Four state executive official positions are up for election in Michigan in 2014. The Governor of Michigan, Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, Attorney General and Secretary of State will be up for election November 4. The first candidate filing deadline passed on April 22 at 4 p.m. This filing deadline does not include write-ins or candidates without a political party affiliation. Legislation passed in 2012 moved the filing deadline for the 2014 election year up three weeks earlier than in the past.[1]

In Michigan, candidates for Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State are nominated at their party's convention in the fall, after the gubernatorial candidates have been selected by the voters at large in the primary election, under Michigan Election Law, Act 116 of 1954, Section 168.72.[2]

Incumbent Republican Governor Rick Snyder is running for re-election. The unofficial candidate list released by Michigan's Department of State's office after the filing deadline showed Democrat Mark Schauer as the only political party candidate challenging Snyder.


General election

Republican Party Rick Snyder/Brian Calley - IncumbentsGreen check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Mark Schauer/Lisa Brown[3][4]
Libertarian Party Mary Buzuma/Scott Boman
Independent U.S. Taxpayers Party candidates Mark McFarlin/Richard Mendoza
Green Party Paul Homeniuk/Candace R. Caveny

Did not qualify

Independent Robin Sanders[5]

Declined potentials

Democratic Party Virg Bernero - 2010 Democratic nominee for Governor of Michigan[4][6]
Democratic Party Gary Peters - U.S. Representative, Michigan, District 14[4]

See also

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