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Michigan 2012 legislative election results

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The tabs below contain analysis of election results in the 2012 legislative elections for Michigan.

The Michigan State Senate is not holding elections in 2012.

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2012 Legislative Election Results

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Michigan State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Michigan House of Representatives elections in 2012. For results in individual contests, see our Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Michigan House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 47 51
     Republican Party 63 59
Total 110 110

What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents running on November 6
  • Defeated incumbents
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected representatives
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview

  • All 110 of the state's House seats were up for election in 2012.

Incumbency Analysis

Incumbents who ran on November 6

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who are running on the November 6 general election ballot:

  1. Al Pscholka
  2. Alberta Tinsley-Talabi
  3. Amanda Price
  4. Andrea LaFontaine
  5. Andrew Kandrevas
  6. Anthony Forlini
  7. Aric Nesbitt
  8. Ben Glardon
  9. Bob Genetski
  10. Bradford Jacobsen
  11. Brandon Dillon
  12. Bruce Rendon
  13. Charles Brunner
  14. Charles Smiley
  15. Cindy Denby
  16. Dale Zorn
  17. David Nathan
  18. David Rutledge
  19. Deb Shaughnessy
  20. Dian Slavens
  21. Douglas Geiss
  22. Earl Poleski
  23. Ed McBroom
  24. Eileen Kowall
  25. Ellen Lipton
  26. Frank Foster
  27. Fred Durhal, Jr.
  28. Gail Haines
  29. George Darany
  30. Greg MacMaster
  31. Harold Haugh
  32. Harvey Santana
  33. Holly Hughes
  34. Hugh Crawford
  35. Jase Bolger
  36. Jeff Farrington
  37. Jeff Irwin
  38. Jim Ananich
  39. Jim Stamas
  40. Jim Townsend
  41. Joe Haveman
  42. Joel Johnson (Michigan)
  43. John Olumba
  44. John Walsh (Michigan)
  45. Jon Bumstead
  46. Jon Switalski
  47. Joseph Graves
  48. Kate Segal
  49. Ken Goike
  50. Ken Yonker
  51. Kenneth Kurtz
  52. Kevin Cotter
  53. Kevin Daley
  54. Kurt Heise
  55. Lisa Posthumus Lyons
  56. Marcia Hovey-Wright
  57. Margaret O'Brien
  58. Marilyn Lane
  59. Mark Ouimet
  60. Matt Huuki
  61. Matt Lori
  62. Mike Callton
  63. Mike Shirkey
  64. Nancy Jenkins
  65. Pat Somerville
  66. Paul Clemente
  67. Paul Muxlow
  68. Pete Lund
  69. Peter MacGregor
  70. Peter Pettalia
  71. Phil Cavanagh
  72. Phil Potvin
  73. Rashida Tlaib
  74. Ray Franz
  75. Rick Outman
  76. Roy Schmidt
  77. Rudy Hobbs
  78. Sean McCann
  79. Stacy Erwin Oakes
  80. Thomas Stallworth III
  81. Tim Greimel
  82. Tom Hooker
  83. Tom McMillin
  84. Vicki Barnett
  85. Wayne Schmidt
  86. William Rogers
  87. Woodrow Stanley

Incumbents defeated

The following will display a list of incumbents defeated in 2012:

General election

CandidatePartyDistrict
Deb ShaughnessyRepublicanMichigan House of Representatives District 71
Holly HughesRepublicanMichigan House of Representatives, District 91
Mark OuimetRepublicanMichigan House of Representatives District 52
Matt HuukiRepublicanMichigan House of Representatives District 110
Roy SchmidtRepublicanMichigan House of Representatives District 76

Primary election

CandidatePartyDistrict
Jimmy WomackDemocraticMichigan House of Representatives District 7
Kurt DamrowRepublicanMichigan House of Representatives, District 84
Lesia LissDemocraticMichigan House of Representatives District 28
Maureen StapletonDemocraticMichigan House of Representatives District 4
Timothy BledsoeDemocraticMichigan House of Representatives District 1

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following will display a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent in 2012:

General election

CandidatePartyDistrict
Adam ZemkeDemocraticMichigan House of Representatives, District 55
Brian BanksDemocraticMichigan House of Representatives, District 1
Collene LamonteDemocraticMichigan House of Representatives, District 91
Gretchen DriskellDemocraticMichigan House of Representatives, District 52
Henry YanezDemocraticMichigan House of Representatives, District 25
Rob VerHeulenRepublicanMichigan House of Representatives, District 74
Sam SinghDemocraticMichigan House of Representatives, District 69
Sarah RobertsDemocraticMichigan House of Representatives, District 18
Scott DiandaDemocraticMichigan House of Representatives, District 110
Terry Brown, MichiganDemocraticMichigan House of Representatives, District 84
Theresa AbedDemocraticMichigan House of Representatives, District 71
Tim Kelly (Michigan state representative)RepublicanMichigan House of Representatives District 94
Winnie BrinksDemocraticMichigan House of Representatives, District 76

Primary election

No candidates have been added to this category yet.

New Representatives and General Election Winners

Newly elected representatives

The following will list the newly-elected members of the Michigan House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following will list candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following will list all candidates elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012:

Democratic

Republican

  1. Al Pscholka
  2. Amanda Price
  3. Andrea LaFontaine
  4. Anthony Forlini
  5. Aric Nesbitt
  6. Ben Glardon
  7. Bob Genetski
  8. Bradford Jacobsen
  9. Bruce Rendon
  10. Cindy Denby
  11. Dale Zorn
  12. Dan Lauwers
  13. Dave Pagel
  14. Earl Poleski
  15. Ed McBroom
  16. Eileen Kowall
  17. Frank Foster
  18. Gail Haines
  19. Greg MacMaster
  20. Hugh Crawford
  21. Jase Bolger
  22. Jeff Farrington
  23. Jim Stamas
  24. Joe Haveman
  25. Joel Johnson (Michigan)
  26. John Walsh (Michigan)
  27. Jon Bumstead
  28. Joseph Graves
  29. Ken Goike
  30. Ken Yonker
  31. Kenneth Kurtz
  32. Kevin Cotter
  33. Kevin Daley
  34. Klint Kesto
  35. Kurt Heise
  36. Lisa Posthumus Lyons
  37. Margaret O'Brien
  38. Martin Howrylak
  39. Matt Lori
  40. Michael McCready (Michigan)
  41. Mike Callton
  42. Mike Shirkey
  43. Nancy Jenkins
  44. Pat Somerville
  45. Paul Muxlow
  46. Pete Lund
  47. Peter MacGregor
  48. Peter Pettalia
  49. Phil Potvin
  50. Ray Franz
  51. Rick Outman
  52. Rob VerHeulen
  53. Roger Victory
  54. Tim Kelly (Michigan state representative)
  55. Tom Hooker
  56. Tom Leonard
  57. Tom McMillin
  58. Wayne Schmidt
  59. William Rogers

Competitiveness

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates will not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates running in 2012: