Sarah Howard

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Sarah Howard
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Former candidate for
Michigan State Senate, District 30
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Sarah Howard was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 30 of the Michigan State Senate.[1]


Campaign themes


Howard's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Creating Economic Growth

  • Excerpt: "We need a reasonable approach to economic growth—one that builds per capita income, creates growth across all sectors, fosters training and education, and provides a place for our best and brightest young people to find their future in Ottawa County."


  • Excerpt: "It’s time for a more reasonable, balanced, and effective approach to addressing the problems facing our schools today—one focused on what schools need, and one that honors the principle of local control our of community schools. "


  • Excerpt: "We must work to create a vibrant, diverse, fair and respectful place to live and work in Ottawa County—for everyone. We need lawmakers who will encourage a balanced conversation on social issues and work together to resolve cultural rifts, promote thoughtful compromise, and ensure equality in our interactions with government."

The Environment

  • Excerpt: "West Michigan is one of the most beautiful and environmentally significant regions in the state—a haven for local residents, a destination for tourists around the world and an important and productive agricultural region—all thanks to the bounty of our natural resources. It’s critical that we protect Lake Michigan and the surrounding land and waterways for the future of the region. "



See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Sarah Howard was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Arlan Meekhof was unopposed in the Republican primary. Meekhof defeated Howard in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Michigan State Senate, District 30 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngArlan Meekhof Incumbent 71.4% 62,338
     Democratic Sarah Howard 28.6% 24,940
Total Votes 87,278

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