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Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Majority controlCampaign contributions
QualificationsTerm limitsImpact of Redistricting

State Legislative Election Results

List of candidates
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Michigan House of Representatives
Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives were held in Michigan on November 6, 2012. All 110 seats were up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was May 15, 2012. The primary election day was August 7, 2012.

See also: State legislative elections, 2012

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party heldthe majority in the Michigan House of Representatives:

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


Incumbents retiring

A total of 18 incumbents are not running for re-election to the house:

Name Party Current Office
Lisa Howze Electiondot.png Democratic House District 2
Shanelle Jackson Ends.png Republican House District 9
Bob Constan Electiondot.png Democratic House District 16
Richard LeBlanc Electiondot.png Democratic House District 18
Lisa Brown Electiondot.png Democratic House District 39
Chuck Moss Ends.png Republican House District 40
Martin Knollenberg Ends.png Republican House District 41
Richard Hammel Electiondot.png Democratic House District 48
Rick Olson Ends.png Republican House District 55
Barbara Byrum Electiondot.png Democratic House District 67
Joan Bauer Electiondot.png Democratic House District 68
Mark Meadows Electiondot.png Democratic House District 69
David Agema Ends.png Republican House District 74
Sharon Tyler Ends.png Republican House District 78
Judson Gilbert Ends.png Republican House District 81
Paul Opsommer Ends.png Republican House District 93
Kenneth Horn Ends.png Republican House District 94
Steven Lindberg Electiondot.png Democratic House District 109

Game-changers

Michigan State Senate: The Senate did not hold elections in 2012.

Michigan House of Representatives: 18 incumbents retired in 2012, 9 Republicans and 9 Democrats. Republicans held a 63 to 47 majority, and the chamber was unlikely to switch control in 2012.

Primaries

House

  • District 4: Rose Mary Robinson beat out ten other challengers in the Democratic primary.
  • District 40: Michael D. McCready narrowly won with only 32% of the vote, with runners-up David W. Potts and David Wolkinson each garnering 30%.
  • District 76: Write-in candidate Winnie Brinks had to receive a minimum of 1000 votes in the primary on August 7 to get on the general election ballot in November, and she far surpassed that number, amassing more than 2,500.[1]
  • District 83: Republican incumbent Paul Muxlow escaped with a tight victory in one of the most anticipated races of the night, beating challenger Bob Eick 5,198 to 5,066.[2]
  • District 88: In an exceptionally close race for this open seat, Roger Victory defeated Amanda Sue Van Essen by 88 votes, among more than 12,000 cast in the district.[2]
  • District 107: In a race that has yet to be officially called, Suzanne Shumway (D) leads Jim Martin by 27 votes.[2]

The following incumbents were defeated in the primary:

General election

House

  • District 63: Democrat Bill Farmer took on Speaker of the House Jase Bolger (R), who was embroiled in a campaign rigging scandal. However, Farmer was defeated.
  • District 76: Winnie Brinks (D) sought to capitalize on the same election rigging scheme that was embroiling Speaker Bolger, as she defeated Roy Schmidt (R) who defected to the Republican party just before the primary.


Campaign contributions

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state house in Michigan in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state house races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[3]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 543 $17,146,452
2008 502 $15,640,045
2006 432 $16,212,812
2004 438 $16,209,181
2002 447 $12,625,867

In 2010, candidates running for state house raised a total of $17,146,452 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [4]

Donor Amount
Michigan House Democratic Fund $2,999,067
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Michigan $578,118
Michigan Education Association $245,350
Michigan Auto Workers $194,240
Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association $184,882
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan $141,225
Michigan Farm Bureau $139,250
Michigan Automobile Dealers Association $138,675
Michigan Trial Lawyers Association $130,650
Hammel Leadership Fund $125,250

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."

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Michigan

The Michigan State Legislature is responsible for drafting and passing redistricting plans, which function the same as ordinary state legislation. The Governor of Michigan may veto redistricting legislation.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Michigan's population fell from 9.938 million in 2000 to 9.884 million in 2010. The population was the most dense around the Detroit area and its suburbs in the southeastern part of the state. Whites comprised nearly 79 percent of the population, while African Americans constituted 14.2 percent and Asian Americans were 2.4 percent.[5] Population shifted from the city of Detroit to the suburbs; the city lost 25 percent o its population, while the suburban counties experienced growth.[6][7][8]

The state legislature is granted significant leeway when planning state legislative districts. Planners were permitted a ± 5 percent deviation in population in a district, which made the lower and upper bounds for the Senate 247,091 and 273,100, respectively. This deviation allowed for few counties to be split between senate districts.[9] The loss of population in Detroit meant that any redistricting that might be considered biased against specific racial groups could attract scrutiny from the Voting Rights Act. The Republicans proposed a state legislative plan that reflected the decline in Detroit's population, effectively removing two House seats and one Senate seat from Detroit's home county of Wayne. In addition, no Senate district would be entirely contained within Detroit proper. The House map suggested a continued majority for Republicans.[10][11][12] After incorporating some Democratic suggestions on changing Senate district lines near Detroit, both Houses passed the plan and Governor Rick Snyder signed the legislation, called Senate Bill 498, in August of 2011.[13]

Term limits

Barbara Byrum has represented District 67 of the Michigan House of Representatives since 2007. She is ineligible to run for re-election in 2012.
See also State legislatures with term limits and Impact of term limits on state representative elections in 2012

The Michigan House of Representatives has been a term-limited state house since Michigan voters approved Proposal B in 1992. Proposal B created Section 54 of Article IV of the Michigan Constitution. It says that state representatives are limited to 3 two-year terms. As with five other states, this is a lifetime limit.

14 of Michigan's 110 representatives, or 12.7%, are termed-out in 2012. Of them, 9 are Democratic and 5 are Republican.

Michigan state representative whose seats were up for election in 2012 but who are unable to run because of the state's term limits are:

Democrats (9):


Republicans (5):

List of candidates

District 1

Note: Incumbent Timothy Bledsoe (D) is running for re-election in District 2.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brian Banks: 27,843 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dan Schulte: 11,489

District 2

Note: Incumbent Democrat Lisa Howze did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Note: Bettie Cook Scott and Harry Scott were included on preliminary candidate lists, but did not appear on the official candidate list.[14]
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alberta Tinsley Talabi: 28,990 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Daniel Corrigan Grano: 10,459
Green Party Hans Christopher Barbe: 938

District 3

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Olumba: 33,938 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dolores Broderson: 1,029
Green Party Louis M. Novak: 436

District 4

Note: Incumbent Maureen Stapleton (D) is running in District 6.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rose Mary Robinson: 27,512 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ron Michalski: 1,356

District 5

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Note: Nathaniel Nathan was included on preliminary candidate lists, but did not appear on the official candidate list.[14]
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Fred Durhal, Jr.: 22,996 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Samuel Rodriguez: 1,413

District 6

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rashida Tlaib: 28,794 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Darrin Daigle: 1,588
Green Party Elena M. Herrada: 853

District 7

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas Stallworth, III: 39,384 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mark Ashley Price: 813

District 8

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Note: Ramon Patrick and Boston Tompkins were included on preliminary candidate lists, but did not appear on the official candidate list.[14]
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David E. Nathan: 38,792 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Porter: 1,231

District 9

Note: Incumbent Democrat Shanelle Jackson did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harvey Santana: 32,063 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rene Simpson: 1,567

District 10

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Phil Cavanagh: 36,190 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jasmine Bridges: 5,682

District 11

Note: Incumbent David Nathan is running for re-election to District 8.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Knezek: 27,626 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kathleen Kopczyk: 10,875

District 12

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Douglas A. Geiss: 28,498 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joanne Michalik: 9,395

District 13

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andrew J. Kandrevas: 25,496 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tony Amorose: 13,996

District 14

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Paul Clemente - Incumbent Clemente first assumed office in 2011.Approveda
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Clemente: 23,993 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Edward Gubics: 8,763
Libertarian Party Loel Robert Gnadt: 1,076

District 15

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party George T. Darany: 26,465 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Priscilla Parness: 8,804

District 16

Note: Incumbent Democrat Bob Constan did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:

Note: Charles W. Pickering filed for election but withdrew before the primary.

Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert L. Kosowski: 25,147 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mary Stargell: 10,277
Libertarian Party Steve Boron: 1,039
Independent Harold H. Dunn: 710 (U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan candidate)

District 17

Note: Incumbent Phil Cavanagh (D) is running in District 10.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bill LaVoy: 22,339 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Anne Rossio: 14,092

District 18

Note: Incumbent Richard LeBlanc did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
Note: Roland R. Fraschetti, Peter A. Rubino, and Brad Templeman withdrew prior to the primary.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sarah Roberts: 29,438 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Candice B. Rusie: 15,671
Libertarian Party Daniel J. Flamand: 1,223

District 19

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • John Walsh - Incumbent Walsh first assumed office in 2009.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard Tannous: 19,480
Republican Party John Walsh: 29,151 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Kurt Heise - Incumbent Heise first assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tim Roraback: 21,446
Republican Party Kurt Heise: 27,357 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dian Slavens: 26,605 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joe Barnabei: 16,590

District 22

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Harold L. Haugh - District 42 incumbent Haugh first assumed office in 2009.Approveda
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harold L. Haugh: 24,077 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Art Blundell: 10,134

District 23

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Boritzki: 22,371
Republican Party Pat Somerville: 22,810 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:

Note: Jonathan Garstka filed for election but withdrew before the primary

Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Philip Kurczewski: 18,508
Republican Party Anthony G. Forlini: 22,360 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Note: Incumbent Jon M. Switalski (D) is running for re-election in District 28.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Henry Yanez: 20,771 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sean Clark: 19,617

District 26

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Jim Townsend - Incumbent Townsend first assumed office in 2011.Approveda
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Townsend: 26,094 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mark Bliss: 15,502
Libertarian Party James K. Young: 1,636

District 27

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ellen Cogen Lipton: 34,389 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ezra Drissman: 9,253
Libertarian Party John Wierzbicki: 1,841

District 28

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Lesia Liss: 2,266 - Incumbent Liss first assumed office in 2009.
  • Jon M. Switalski: 4,282 - District 25 incumbent Switalski first assumed office in 2009.Approveda
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jon M. Switalski: 24,025 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Steven Klusek: 9,580

District 29

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Tim Greimel - Incumbent Greimel first assumed office in 2012.Approveda
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tim Greimel: 25,577 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brian Stebick: 7,467

District 30

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Bogdan: 15,943
Republican Party Jeff Farrington: 18,160 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Marilyn Lane - Incumbent Lane first assumed office in 2011.Approveda
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marilyn Lane: 24,443 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lynn Evans: 13,404
Libertarian Party James Miller: 1,742

District 32

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

Note: William Trombley filed for election but withdrew before the primary.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sheri Smith: 16,122
Republican Party Andrea M. LaFontaine: 22,842 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Ken Goike - Incumbent Goike first assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Martha O'Kray: 14,869
Republican Party Ken Goike: 24,163 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Woodrow Stanley: 28,816 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bruce Rogers: 4,336

District 35

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rudy Hobbs: 43,993 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Timothy C. Sulowski: 8,989

District 36

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Murphy: 15,024
Republican Party Pete Lund: 26,870 Green check mark transparent.png

District 37

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Vicki Barnett - Incumbent Barnett first assumed office in 2009.Approveda
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
Note: Michael A. Peters withdrew prior to the primary.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Vicki Barnett: 29,554 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bruce Lilley: 18,354

District 38

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chuck Tindall: 18,235
Republican Party Hugh D. Crawford: 26,460 Green check mark transparent.png

District 39

Note: Incumbent Democrat Lisa Brown did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pam Jackson: 21,403
Republican Party Klint Kesto: 24,382 Green check mark transparent.png

District 40

Note: Incumbent Republican Chuck Moss did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dorian Coston: 22,757
Republican Party Michael D. McCready: 31,913 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Steve Burgis: 1,312

District 41

Note: Incumbent Republican Martin Knollenberg did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
Note: Wade Fleming withdrew prior to the primary election.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mary Kerwin: 22,977
Republican Party Martin Howrylak: 23,404 Green check mark transparent.png

District 42

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Shanda Willis: 16,476
Republican Party Bill Rogers: 31,510 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party James H. Lewis II: 1,830

District 43

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Neil Billington: 17,149
Republican Party Gail Haines: 26,554 Green check mark transparent.png

District 44

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Eileen Kowall - Incumbent Kowall first assumed office in 2009.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Crawford: 15,744
Republican Party Eileen Kowall: 29,772 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Scott Poquette: 1,901

District 45

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Tom McMillin - Incumbent McMillin first assumed office in 2009.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joanna VanRaaphorst: 20,408
Republican Party Tom McMillin: 25,972 Green check mark transparent.png

District 46

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daniel W. Sargent: 15,810
Republican Party Bradford C. Jacobsen: 27,764 Green check mark transparent.png

District 47

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Shawn Lowe Desai: 13,888
Republican Party Cindy Denby: 27,621 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party James Weeks II: 1,607

District 48

Note: Incumbent Democrat Richard Hammel did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pam Faris: 27,013 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeffrey Woolman: 15,344

District 49

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Jim Ananich - Incumbent Ananich first assumed office in 2011.Approveda
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Ananich: 28,275 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robert J. Daunt: 9,674

District 50

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charles Smiley: 26,678 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Miles T. Gadola: 17,165

District 51

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steven Losey: 22,001
Republican Party Joseph Graves: 26,170 Green check mark transparent.png

District 52

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Mark Ouimet - Incumbent Ouimet first assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gretchen Driskell: 26,647 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mark Ouimet: 23,610

District 53

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeff Irwin: 32,576 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John J. Spisak: 7,672

District 54

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Rutledge: 29,949 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bill Emmerich: 8,722

District 55

Note: Incumbent Republican Rick Olson did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:

Note: Bob Davidow filed for election but withdrew before the primary.

Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

Note: Richard Deitering filed for election but withdrew before the primary.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Adam Zemke: 26,197 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Owen Diaz: 13,029
Green Party David A. McMahon: 1,415

District 56

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Dale W. Zorn - Incumbent Zorn first assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Larry Crider: 17,338
Republican Party Dale W. Zorn: 23,592 Green check mark transparent.png

District 57

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Nancy Jenkins - Incumbent Jenkins first assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Berryman: 19,135
Republican Party Nancy Jenkins: 21,150 Green check mark transparent.png

District 58

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Amaryllis Thomas: 10,565
Republican Party Kenneth Kurtz: 24,438 Green check mark transparent.png

District 59

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Matt Lori - Incumbent Lori first assumed office in 2009.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Moroz: 13,640
Republican Party Matt Lori: 22,510 Green check mark transparent.png

District 60

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Sean McCann - Incumbent McCann first assumed office in 2011.Approveda
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sean McCann: 27,378 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mike Perrin: 9,504

District 61

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

Note: Christine Warren Porter filed for election but withdrew before the primary.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael E. Martin: 19,876
Republican Party Margaret E. O'Brien: 27,726 Green check mark transparent.png

District 62

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • Kate Segal - Incumbent Segal first assumed office in 2009.Approveda
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kate Segal: 21,129 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mark A. Behnke: 15,511

District 63

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Jase Bolger - Incumbent Bolger first assumed office in 2009.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bill Farmer: 21,440
Republican Party Jase Bolger: 22,196 Green check mark transparent.png

District 64

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Earl Poleski - Incumbent Poleski first assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Barbara Shelton: 15,729
Republican Party Earl Poleski: 20,190 Green check mark transparent.png

District 65

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bonnie Johnson: 17,381
Republican Party Mike Shirkey: 22,862 Green check mark transparent.png

District 66

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Aric Nesbitt - District 80 incumbent Nesbitt first assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard Rajkovich: 16,276
Republican Party Aric Nesbitt: 22,997 Green check mark transparent.png

District 67

Note: Incumbent Democrat Barbara Byrum did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Cochran: 24,916 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeff Oesterle: 19,275

District 68

Note: Incumbent Democrat Joan Bauer did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:

Note: Charles Ford filed for election but withdrew before the primary.

Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andy Schor: 29,023 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Timoth Moede: 8,861

District 69

Note: Incumbent Democrat Mark Meadows did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sam Singh: 26,200 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Susan McGillicuddy: 14,172

District 70

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Rick Outman - Incumbent Outman first assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Huckleberry: 14,809
Republican Party Rick Outman: 17,709 Green check mark transparent.png

District 71

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Theresa Abed: 24,822 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Deb Shaughnessy: 21,637

District 72

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Ken Yonker - Incumbent Yonker first assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Scott Urbanowski: 15,982
Republican Party Ken Yonker: 24,653 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party William R. Wenzel: 1,481

District 73

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:

Note: Judith A. Zubrickas initially filed to run, but withdrew from the race prior to the primary.[14]

Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Scott Schuiling: 16,489
Republican Party Peter MacGregor: 32,466 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Ron Heeren: 1,537
Independent Ted Gerrard: 666 (U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan candidate)

District 74

Note: Incumbent Republican David Agema did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard C. Erdman: 14,406
Republican Party Rob VerHeulen: 27,406 Green check mark transparent.png

District 75

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brandon Dillon: 23,593 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Nathan Sneller: 7,540

District 76

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:

Write-in: Winnie BrinksApproveda

Note: Matt Mojzak initially appeared on the candidate list, but withdrew from the race prior to the primary.

Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Roy Schmidt - Incumbent Schmidt first assumed office in 2009.Approveda

Note: Incumbent Schmidt initially filed as a Democrat, but withdrew and filed again as a Republican candidate.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Winnie Brinks: 23,530 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Roy Schmidt: 12,337
Republican Party Bing Goei: 5,484 (Write-in)
Libertarian Party Patricia M. Steinport: 1,085
Independent William Mohr: 1,362 (U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan candidate)
Independent Keith Allard: 1,398 (No Party Affiliation)

District 77

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Tom Hooker - Incumbent Hooker first assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Scott Barton: 14,191
Republican Party Tom Hooker: 23,599 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Larry Warner: 1,300

District 78

Note: Incumbent Republican Sharon Tyler did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jack Arbanas: 14,802
Republican Party Dave Pagel: 23,227 Green check mark transparent.png

District 79

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Al Pscholka - Incumbent Pscholka first assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Hahn, Michigan: 18,630
Republican Party Al Pscholka: 21,490 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Carl G. Oehling: 613 (U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan candidate)

District 80

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stuart D. Peet: 15,444
Republican Party Bob Genetski: 25,440 Green check mark transparent.png

District 81

Note: Incumbent Republican Judson Gilbert did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

Note: Dennis Peternel filed for election but withdrew before the primary. He then re-filed on May 7, 2012.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patrick Phelan: 17,945
Republican Party Dan Lauwers: 20,929 Green check mark transparent.png

District 82

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Kevin Daley - Incumbent Daley first assumed office in 2009.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Nugent: 17,032
Republican Party Kevin Daley: 24,482 Green check mark transparent.png

District 83

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carol Cease Campbell: 15,685
Republican Party Paul Muxlow: 19,750 Green check mark transparent.png

District 84

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Terry L. Brown: 21,345 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dan Grimshaw: 15,480
Independent Edward J. Canfield: 3,748 (No Party Affiliation)

District 85

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Ben Glardon - Incumbent Glardon first assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Ray: 17,278
Republican Party Ben Glardon: 23,185 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Matthew Shepard: 2,803 (No Party Affiliation)

District 86

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

Note: Ethan T. Frasier was disqualified on May 15, 2012.[14]

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brian Bosak: 13,021
Republican Party Lisa Posthumus Lyons: 30,715 Green check mark transparent.png

District 87

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Mike Callton - Incumbent Callton first assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sherry Anderson: 14,937
Republican Party Mike Callton: 26,454 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Joseph P. Gillotte: 1,533

District 88

Note: Incumbent Bob Genetski (R) is running for re-election in District 80.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Roger Victory: 32,053 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Michael J. Perry: 4,843

District 89

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Amanda Price - Incumbent Price first assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Don Bergman: 15,530
Republican Party Amanda Price: 29,776 Green check mark transparent.png

District 90

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Joe Haveman - Incumbent Haveman first assumed office in 2009.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Joe Haveman: 31,592 Green check mark transparent.png

District 91

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Collene Lamonte: 19,257 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Holly Hughes: 18,924
Libertarian Party Nick Sundquist: 1,856

District 92

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marcia Hovey-Wright: 24,211 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Travis Shepherd: 8,908

District 93

Note: Incumbent Republican Paul Opsommer did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul E. Silva: 19,377
Republican Party Tom Leonard: 25,283 Green check mark transparent.png

District 94

Note: Incumbent Republican Kenneth Horn did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Judith Lincoln: 20,630
Republican Party Tim Kelly: 26,256 Green check mark transparent.png

District 95

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stacy Erwin Oakes: 27,778 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeff Baker: 7,859

District 96

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charles M. Brunner: 28,263 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Chad M. Dewey: 12,428

District 97

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Joel Johnson - Incumbent Johnson first assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chris Breznau: 14,387
Republican Party Joel Johnson: 23,295 Green check mark transparent.png

District 98

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joan Brausch: 17,453
Republican Party Jim Stamas: 25,003 Green check mark transparent.png

District 99

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Kevin Cotter - Incumbent Cotter first assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Adam Lawrence: 13,468
Republican Party Kevin Cotter: 18,150 Green check mark transparent.png

District 100

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ida DeHaas: 13,800
Republican Party John Bumstead: 22,752 Green check mark transparent.png

District 101

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Ray Franz - Incumbent Franz first assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Allen O'Shea: 24,175
Republican Party Ray Franz: 25,198 Green check mark transparent.png

District 102

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Phil Potvin - Incumbent Potvin first assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brendan P. Maturen: 15,916
Republican Party Phil Potvin: 19,281 Green check mark transparent.png

District 103

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:

Note: Randy Surline filed for election but withdrew before the primary.

Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lon Johnson: 20,832
Republican Party Bruce R. Rendon: 23,308 Green check mark transparent.png

District 104

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Betsy Coffia: 20,049
Republican Party Wayne A. Schmidt: 26,042 Green check mark transparent.png

District 105

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Willim J. Wieske: 15,312
Republican Party Greg MacMaster: 30,725 Green check mark transparent.png

District 106

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kenneth C. Hubbard: 21,261
Republican Party Peter Pettalia: 24,522 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party John Daniel Longhurst: 1,178

District 107

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Frank Foster - Incumbent Foster first assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Suzanne Shumway: 18,301
Republican Party Frank Foster: 25,301 Green check mark transparent.png

District 108

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:
  • Ed McBroom - Incumbent McBroom first assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sharon Gray: 18,653
Republican Party Ed McBroom: 22,396 Green check mark transparent.png

District 109

Note: Incumbent Democrat Steven Lindberg did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Kivela: 23,350 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jack Hubbard: 16,655

District 110

Democratic Party August 7 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 7 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Scott Dianda: 19,992 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Matt E. Huuki: 18,759

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