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Michigan State Senate elections, 2006

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Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate consisted of a primary election on August 8, 2006 and a general election on November 7, 2006. All 38 seats were up for election.

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."

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Hansen Clarks: 10,960 Approveda
  • LaMar Lemmons: 3,807
  • Martha Waters: 1,839
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Cynthia Cassell Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Hansen Clarks: 52,367 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Cynthia Cassell: 2,458

District 2

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Ernest Madison II: 398
  • Bill McConico: 4,680 Approveda
  • Martha Scott: 7,975
  • Sigmunt Szczepkowski, Jr.: 996
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Michael Hoehn Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Martha Scott: 47,223 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael Hoehn: 17,150

District 3

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Irma Clark-Coleman: 11,971 Approveda
  • Alex Shami: 2,546
  • Alison Vaughn: 3,237
  • Keeth Williams: 1,741
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Betty Garrett: 2,024
  • Paul Sophiea: 2,058 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Irma Clark-Coleman: 58,063 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Paul Sophiea: 12,353

District 4

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • James Davis: 2,479
  • Richard Henry: 1,216
  • Buzz Thomas: 13,663 Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Karen Fobbs Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Buzz Thomas: 55,163 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Karen Fobbs: 2,246

District 5

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Janet Badalow: 3,576
  • Derrick Hale: 2,628
  • Tupac Hunter: 6,952 Green check mark transparent.png
  • Triette Reeves: 3,699
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • David Malhalab Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tupac Hunter: 56,252 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Malhalab: 8,164
Green Party James Wolbrink: 1,510

District 6

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Glenn Anderson Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Laura Toy Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Glenn Anderson: 52,500 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Laura Toy: 47,596

District 7

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Mark Slavens Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Bruce Patterson Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark Slavens: 56,156
Republican Party Bruce Patterson: 59,647 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Raymond Basham Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Fred Kalsic: 3,092 Approveda
  • Guy Rupert: 2,078

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Raymond Basham: 58,501 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Fred Kalsic: 21,727
Libertarian Party Loel Gnadt: 2,197

District 9

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Dennis Olshove Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Jeremy Nielson Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dennis Olshove: 60,769 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeremy Nielson: 27,294
Libertarian Party James Allison: 2,158
Green Party Richard Kuszmar: 1,300

District 10

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Michael Switalski Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • John Horton Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Switalski: 62,737 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Horton: 30,067
Libertarian Party John Bonnell: 2,596

District 11

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Kenneth Jenkins Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Alan Sanborn Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kenneth Jenkins: 42,279
Republican Party Alan Sanborn: 65,543 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Lauren Zemens: 2,903

District 12

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph Barrera Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Mike Bishop Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Barrera: 43,069
Republican Party Mike Bishop: 59,498 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Brian Kelly: 3,044
Independent Holbert Maxey: 4

District 13

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Andy Levin Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • John Pappageorge: 15,870 Approveda
  • Shelley Taub: 11,258
  • Elizabeth Woolcock: 2,321

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andy Levin: 56,484
Republican Party John Pappageorge: 57,204 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Kyle McBee: 3,129

District 14

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Gilda Jacobs Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Tara Bellingar Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gilda Jacobs: 78,346 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tara Bellingar: 26,571
Libertarian Party R. Roberts: 1,802
Green Party William Opalicky: 1,312

District 15

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Ray Raczkowski Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Nancy Cassis: 14,296 Approveda
  • Christopher Maloney: 5,570

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ray Raczkowski: 45,782
Republican Party Nancy Cassis: 66,524 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Nathan Allen: 3,101

District 16

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Timothy Christner Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Cameron Brown Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Timothy Christner: 28,126
Republican Party Cameron Brown: 52,699 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Bob Schockman Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Owen Diaz: 4,833
  • Randy Richardville: 11,871 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bob Schockman: 45,445
Republican Party Randy Richardville: 52,113 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Liz Brater Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • John Kopinski Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Liz Brater: 72,774 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Kopinski: 29,075
Independent Thomas Partridge: 3

District 19

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Mark Schauer Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Elizabeth Fulton: 8,915 Approveda
  • Al Cavasin: 7,279

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark Schauer: 50,612 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Elizabeth Fulton: 32,078

District 20

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Alexander Lipsey Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Tom George Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alexander Lipset: 48,353
Republican Party Tom George: 51,553 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Valerie Janowski Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Ron Jelinek Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Valerie Janowski: 36,078
Republican Party Ron Jelinek: 50,182 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Donna Anderson Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Valde Garcia: 17,421 Approveda
  • Barton Hellmuth: 5,100

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donna Anderson: 43,419
Republican Party Valde Garcia: 65,790 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Michael Nikitin: 2,159

District 23

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Gretchen Whitmer Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Frank Lambert Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gretchen Whitmer: 64,404 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Frank Lambert: 27,931

District 24

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Suzzette Royston Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Patricia Birkholz Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Suzzette Royston: 46,480
Republican Party Patricia Birkholz: 64,737 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Gary Orr Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Jud Gilbert Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gary Orr: 43,935
Republican Party Jud Gilbert: 49,272 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Howard Shepherd: 2,469

District 26

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Deborah Cherry: 14,832 Approveda
  • Wanda Lawrence: 2,154
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Brian Seiferlein Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Deborah Cherry: 65,711 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brian Seiferlein: 41,445

District 27

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Floyd Clack: 5,120
  • Candace Curtis: 3,105
  • John Gleason: 11,321 Approveda
  • Jack Minore: 4,388
  • Patsy Williamson: 5,330
  • Carolyn Yuille: 329
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Adam Ford: 3,001
  • Bob Longlois: 3,593 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Gleason: 71,402 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bob Longlois: 22,804

District 28

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Albert Abbasse Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Scott Harvey: 2,868
  • Mark Jansen: 10,145 Approveda
  • James Koetje: 4,279
  • Joanne Voorhees: 9,427

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Albert Abbasse: 42,227
Republican Party Mark Jansen: 78,234 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Jamie Lewis: 2,646

District 29

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • David LaGrand Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Bill Hardiman Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David LaGrand: 45,600
Republican Party Bill Hardiman: 51,960 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Bill Gelineau: 1,431

District 30

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Scott Vanderstoep Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Wayne Kuipers Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Scott VanderStoep: 31,328
Republican Party Wayne Kuipers: 83,242 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Marcia Ortquist: 2,223

District 31

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Jim Barcia Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Zachary Nuncio Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Barcia: 78,923 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Zachary Nuncio: 23,569
Libertarian Party Reinhold Ploep: 1,441

District 32

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Dave Adams: 4,820
  • Aaron Dodak: 8,622
  • Carl Williams: 9,482
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Roger Kahn Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carl Williams: 45,331
Republican Party Roger Kahn: 45,781 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Lloyd Clarke: 2,305

District 33

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Dennis Stewart: 2,059
  • Nancy White: 4,370 Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Alan Cropsey Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nancy White: 40,771
Republican Party Alan Cropsey: 49,687 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Devon Smith: 1,978

District 34

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Julie Dennis: 8,974 Approveda
  • Dave Tibergien: 2,567
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Gerald VanWoerkom Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Julie Dennis: 50,870
Republican Party Gerald VanWoerkom: 52,233 Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Antoinette Schippers Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Michelle McManus Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Antoinette Schippers: 40,836
Republican Party Michelle McManus: 62,199 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Thomas Hren: 2,146

District 36

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Tom Dauer: 6,411
  • Paul Reid: 9,322 Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Tony Stamas Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Reid: 39,757
Republican Party Tony Stamas: 65,079 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Thomas Dauer {write-in): 18

District 37

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Donald Collier: 3,169
  • Sharon Unger: 7,289 Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Jason Allen Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sharon Unger: 43,736
Republican Party Jason Allen: 63,479 Green check mark transparent.png

District 38

Democratic Party August 8 Democratic primary:
  • Mike Prusi Approveda
Republican Party August 8 GOP primary:
  • Pete Mackin Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Prusi: 66,307 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Pete Mackin: 27,974

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