Michigan filing deadline report: Two filed state executives
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.
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.
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.
- Michigan elections, 2014
- Michigan state executive official elections, 2014
- Department of State, "Candidate filing deadline is April 22," April 15, 2014
- Michigan Legislature, "Act 116 of 1954," accessed September 1, 2010
- Mark Schaur for Governor Campaign Website, "Home," accessed May 29, 2013
- Public Policy Polling, "Snyder's popularity plummets," December 18, 2012
- Ann Arbor, "Ann Arbor man looks to wage Independent campaign for governor of Michigan," May 30, 2013
- MLive.com, "Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero won't run for governor, Senate or Congress in 2014," March 20, 2013