|Michigan State Senate District 27|
Ford ran in a special election for Michigan State Senate District 27. The seat was vacant following John Gleason's (D) election as Genesee County Clerk on November 6, 2012. Ford was defeated by Robert Daunt in the Republican primary on March 12. A special election to fill the vacancy will take place on May 7.
- San Francisco Chronicle, "Special election needed to fill state senate seat," November 9, 2012
- WKZO, "Special Michigan Senate election scheduled," January 10, 2013
- MLive, "Seven candidates run for Flint-area state Senate seat vacated by John Gleason," January 18, 2013
- MINBCnews.com, "Rep. Jim Ananich moves forward to special election for state senate," March 12, 2013