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Welcome to Michigan on Ballotpedia!

Located in the Great Lakes region of the U.S., the state of Michigan is governed as a republic, with three branches of government: the executive, legislative and the judicial. The Michigan Constitution also allows for the direct participation of the electorate by statutory initiative and referendum, recall and constitutional initiative and referral. Admitted into the Union in 1837 as the 26th state, Lansing is the state capital and Detroit is its largest city. Currently, Michigan has two Democratic members of the U.S. Senate, a total of fourteen members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 110 members of the Michigan House of Representatives and 38 members of the Michigan State Senate. As of September 2013, Michigan is one of 24 Republican state government trifectas.


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2013 elections in Michigan

On the 2013 ballot
No regularly scheduled elections in Michigan.
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External resources for the State of Michigan

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National politics in Michigan

CongressLogo.png United States congressional delegation from Michigan

Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Debbie Stabenow
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Michigan 2001January 3, 2019November 2018Link
Gary Peters
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Michigan 2015January 3, 2021November 2020Link

Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Bill Huizenga
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Brenda Lawrence
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Democratic PartyDistrict 14 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Candice Miller
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Republican PartyDistrict 10 2003January 3, 2017Link
Dan Benishek
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Dan Kildee
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
David Trott
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Republican PartyDistrict 11 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Debbie Dingell
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Democratic PartyDistrict 12 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Fred Upton
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Republican PartyDistrict 6 1987January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
John Conyers, Jr.
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Democratic PartyDistrict 13 1965January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
John Moolenaar
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Justin Amash
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Mike Bishop
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Republican PartyDistrict 8 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Sandy Levin
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Democratic PartyDistrict 9 1983January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Tim Walberg
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Republican PartyDistrict 7 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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The structure of the Michigan judicial system is laid out in Article VI of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Michigan Supreme Court, the Michigan Court of Appeals, the Michigan Circuit Court, Michigan District Courts and the Michigan Probate Courts.

The federal court system is made up of the Eastern District Court of Michigan, the Western District Court of Michigan, the Eastern District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court and the Western District of Michigan Bankruptcy Court. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.



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The Wolverine State
Capital:   Lansing
Motto:   If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you
Population:   9.9 million
Area of state:   96,719 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1837
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