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:* [[Andrew Casazza]]
 
:* [[Andrew Casazza]]
 
:* [[Bill Miller]]
 
:* [[Bill Miller]]
:* [[Alberta Tinsley-Talabi]] - Incumbent Tinsley-Talabi first assumed office in 2011.
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:* [[Alberta Tinsley-Talabi]] {{approved}} - Incumbent Tinsley-Talabi first assumed office in 2011.
  
 
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[John Olumba]] (I) is running for [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2014#District 2|Michigan State Senate District 2]] as a Democrat.
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[John Olumba]] (I) is running for [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2014#District 2|Michigan State Senate District 2]] as a Democrat.
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
:* [[Wendell Byrd]]
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:* [[Jermaine Davis]]
 
:* [[Jermaine Davis]]
 
:* [[Clarence Gayles]]
 
:* [[Clarence Gayles]]
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===[[Michigan House of Representatives District 4|District 4]]===
 
===[[Michigan House of Representatives District 4|District 4]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
:* [[Rose Mary Robinson]] - Incumbent Robinson first assumed office in 2013.
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:* [[Rose Mary Robinson]] {{approved}} - Incumbent Robinson first assumed office in 2013.
 
:* [[Mohammed Hassan]]
 
:* [[Mohammed Hassan]]
  
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:* [[James Cole, Jr.]]
 
:* [[James Cole, Jr.]]
:* [[LaTanya Garrett]]
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:* [[LaTanya Garrett]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Kurt Swanson (Michigan)|Kurt Swanson]]
 
:* [[Kurt Swanson (Michigan)|Kurt Swanson]]
 
:* [[Bernard Thompson]]
 
:* [[Bernard Thompson]]
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[David Nathan]] (D) is running for [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2014#District 5|Michigan State Senate District 5]].
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[David Nathan]] (D) is running for [[Michigan State Senate elections, 2014#District 5|Michigan State Senate District 5]].
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
:* [[Sherry Gay-Dagnogo]]
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:* [[Mia Grillier]]
 
:* [[Mia Grillier]]
 
:* [[Nichole Hampton]]
 
:* [[Nichole Hampton]]
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:* [[Hussein Berry]]
 
:* [[Hussein Berry]]
:* [[Harvey Santana]] - Incumbent Santana first assumed office in 2011.
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:* [[Harvey Santana]] {{approved}} - Incumbent Santana first assumed office in 2011.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
 
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:* [[Brandon Jessup]]
 
:* [[Brandon Jessup]]
 
:* [[Jay Johnson]]
 
:* [[Jay Johnson]]
:* [[Leslie Love]]
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:* [[Leslie Love]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Roy McCalister, Jr.]]
 
:* [[Roy McCalister, Jr.]]
  
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Andrew Kandrevas]] (D) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Andrew Kandrevas]] (D) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
:* [[Frank Liberati]]
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:* [[Frank Liberati]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Geraldine Trager]]
 
:* [[Geraldine Trager]]
 
:* [[Tony Trupiano]]
 
:* [[Tony Trupiano]]
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
:* [[Laura Cox]]
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:* [[Laura Cox]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Ken Crider]]
 
:* [[Ken Crider]]
  
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Harold Haugh]] (D) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Harold Haugh]] (D) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
:* [[John Chirkun]]
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:* [[John Chirkun]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Gary McMenamin]]
 
:* [[Gary McMenamin]]
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
 
:* [[Art Blundell]]
 
:* [[Art Blundell]]
:* [[Jeff Bonnell]]
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:* [[Jeff Bonnell]] {{approved}}
  
 
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
 
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:* [[Anthony Forlini]] - Incumbent Forlini first assumed office in 2011.
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:* [[Anthony Forlini]] {{approved}} - Incumbent Forlini first assumed office in 2011.
 
:* [[Arzo Smith]]
 
:* [[Arzo Smith]]
  
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:* [[Rudy Serra]]
 
:* [[Rudy Serra]]
 
:* [[Kelli Williams]]
 
:* [[Kelli Williams]]
:* [[Robert Wittenberg]]
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:* [[Robert Wittenberg]] {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
 
:* [[Mark Manier]]
 
:* [[Mark Manier]]
:* [[Michael Ryan (Michigan)|Michael Ryan]]
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:* [[Michael Ryan (Michigan)|Michael Ryan]] {{approved}}
  
 
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:* [[Joseph Bogdan]]
 
:* [[Joseph Bogdan]]
:* [[Bo Karpinsky]]
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:* [[Bo Karpinsky]] {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
 
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:* [[Kathy Blanke]]
 
:* [[Kathy Blanke]]
 
:* [[Juliana Goldwater]]
 
:* [[Juliana Goldwater]]
:* [[Marilyn Lane]] - Incumbent Lane first assumed office in 2011.
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:* [[Marilyn Lane]] {{approved}} - Incumbent Lane first assumed office in 2011.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
 
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:* [[Nicole Brown]]
 
:* [[Nicole Brown]]
 
:* [[Darryle Buchanan]]
 
:* [[Darryle Buchanan]]
:* [[Jeremy Moss]]
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:* [[Jeremy Moss]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Charles Roddis]]
 
:* [[Charles Roddis]]
  
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
 
:* [[Stan Grot]]
 
:* [[Stan Grot]]
:* [[Peter Lucido]]
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:* [[Barry Brickner]]
 
:* [[Barry Brickner]]
:* [[Christine Greig]]
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:* [[Christine Greig]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Theresa Rich]]
 
:* [[Theresa Rich]]
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
 
:* [[Julie Grippo]]
 
:* [[Julie Grippo]]
:* [[Richard Lerner]]
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:* [[Richard Lerner]] {{approved}}
  
 
<u>'''''November 4 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Hugh Crawford]] (R) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Hugh Crawford]] (R) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
:* [[Jasper Catanzaro]]
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:* [[Jasper Catanzaro]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Jason Dorsch]]
 
:* [[Jason Dorsch]]
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
:* [[Kathy Crawford]]
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:* [[Kathy Crawford]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Dan Lauffer]]
 
:* [[Dan Lauffer]]
  
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===[[Michigan House of Representatives District 39|District 39]]===
 
===[[Michigan House of Representatives District 39|District 39]]===
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
:* [[Sandy Colvin]]
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:* [[Sandy Colvin]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Michael Saari]]
 
:* [[Michael Saari]]
  
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:* [[Rich Perlberg]]
 
:* [[Rich Perlberg]]
 
:* [[Dale Rogers]]
 
:* [[Dale Rogers]]
:* [[Lana Theis]]
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<u>'''''November 4 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
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:* [[Neil Billington]]
 
:* [[Neil Billington]]
 
:* [[Robin McGregor]]
 
:* [[Robin McGregor]]
:* [[Dennis Ritter]]
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:* [[Dennis Ritter]] {{approved}}
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
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:* [[Nate Knapper]]
 
:* [[Nate Knapper]]
 
:* [[Andrea Schroeder]]
 
:* [[Andrea Schroeder]]
:* [[Jim Tedder]]
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:* [[Jim Tedder]] {{approved}}
  
 
<u>'''''November 4 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
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:* [[Liz Fessler Smith]]
 
:* [[Liz Fessler Smith]]
 
:* [[Dennis Garlick]]
 
:* [[Dennis Garlick]]
:* [[Jim Runestad]]
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:* [[Jim Runestad]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Russ Tierney]]
 
:* [[Russ Tierney]]
  
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:* [[Mark Avery]]
 
:* [[Mark Avery]]
 
:* [[Lana Mangiapane]]
 
:* [[Lana Mangiapane]]
:* [[Michael Webber]]
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:* [[Michael Webber]] {{approved}}
  
 
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
:* [[Bradford Jacobsen]] - Incumbent Jacobsen first assumed office in 2011.
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:* [[Bradford Jacobsen]] {{approved}} - Incumbent Jacobsen first assumed office in 2011.
 
:* [[John Reilly]]
 
:* [[John Reilly]]
  
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:* [[Harold Melton]]
 
:* [[Harold Melton]]
 
:* [[Theodore Ring]]
 
:* [[Theodore Ring]]
:* [[Henry Vaupel]]
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''August 5 Democratic primary:</u>
 
:* [[Kyle Cawood]]
 
:* [[Kyle Cawood]]
:* [[Phil Phelps]] - Incumbent Phelps first assumed office in 2013.
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
 
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:* [[Joseph Graves]] - Incumbent Graves first assumed office in 2012.
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:* [[Joseph Graves]] {{approved}} - Incumbent Graves first assumed office in 2012.
 
:* [[Sheila Barr]]
 
:* [[Sheila Barr]]
  
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
:* [[Ed Moore (Michigan)|Ed Moore]]
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:* [[John Nazars]]
 
:* [[John Nazars]]
  
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
 
:* [[Irma Kubiske]]
 
:* [[Irma Kubiske]]
:* [[Jason Sheppard]]
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:* [[Curtis Boehmer]]
 
:* [[Curtis Boehmer]]
:* [[Edward Canfield]]
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:* [[Kurt Damrow]]
 
:* [[Kurt Damrow]]
 
:* [[Dan Grimshaw]]
 
:* [[Dan Grimshaw]]
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:* [[George Sode]]
 
:* [[George Sode]]
  
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:* [[Lisa Posthumus Lyons]] - Incumbent Lyons first assumed office in 2011.
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:* [[Angela Rigas]]
 
:* [[Angela Rigas]]
  
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:* [[Matthew Wiedenhoeft]]
 
:* [[Matthew Wiedenhoeft]]
  
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''August 5 Republican primary:</u>
 
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:* [[Bob Harmsen]]
 
:* [[Bob Harmsen]]
 
:* [[Geoff Haveman]]
 
:* [[Geoff Haveman]]
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:* [[Kevin Erb]]
 
:* [[Kevin Erb]]
:* [[Holly Hughes]]
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:* [[Max Riekse]]
 
:* [[Max Riekse]]
  
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:* [[Tony Cutler]]
 
:* [[Tony Cutler]]
 
:* [[Michael Vickory]]
 
:* [[Michael Vickory]]
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:* [[Rozanne Curley]]
 
:* [[Rozanne Curley]]
:* [[Robert Kennedy (Michigan)|Robert Kennedy]]
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:* [[Scot McKenzie]]
 
:* [[Scot McKenzie]]
  

Revision as of 00:06, 6 August 2014


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Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

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Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014.

The Michigan House of Representatives is one of 20 state legislative chambers noted by Ballotpedia staff as being a battleground chamber. The Michigan House has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of nine seats, which amounts to 8.2 percent of the chamber. In 2012, a total of 21 districts were competitive or mildly competitive. There were eight districts where the margin of victory was 5 percent or less in the 2012 elections. Another 13 districts had a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent.

Incumbents retiring

A total of 40 incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
John Olumba Grey.png Nonpartisan House District 3
Fred Durhal, Jr. Electiondot.png Democratic House District 5
Rashida Tlaib Electiondot.png Democratic House District 6
Thomas Stallworth, III Electiondot.png Democratic House District 7
David Nathan Electiondot.png Democratic House District 8
Phil Cavanagh Electiondot.png Democratic House District 10
David Knezek Electiondot.png Democratic House District 11
Douglas Geiss Electiondot.png Democratic House District 12
Andrew Kandrevas Electiondot.png Democratic House District 13
John Walsh Electiondot.png Democratic House District 19
Dian Slavens Electiondot.png Democratic House District 21
Harold Haugh Electiondot.png Democratic House District 22
Ellen Lipton Electiondot.png Democratic House District 27
Jon Switalski Electiondot.png Democratic House District 28
Woodrow Stanley Electiondot.png Democratic House District 34
Rudy Hobbs Electiondot.png Democratic House District 35
Peter Lund Ends.png Republican House District 36
Vicki Barnett Electiondot.png Democratic House District 37
Hugh Crawford Ends.png Republican House District 38
Bill Rogers Ends.png Republican House District 42
Gail Haines Ends.png Republican House District 43
Eileen Kowall Ends.png Republican House District 44
Tom McMillin Ends.png Republican House District 45
Dale Zorn Ends.png Republican House District 56
Kenneth Kurtz Ends.png Republican House District 58
Matt Lori Ends.png Republican House District 59
Sean McCann Electiondot.png Democratic House District 60
Margaret O'Brien Ends.png Republican House District 61
Kate Segal Electiondot.png Democratic House District 62
Jase Bolger Ends.png Republican House District 63
Mike Shirkey Ends.png Republican House District 65
Peter MacGregor Ends.png Republican House District 73
Bob Genetski Ends.png Republican House District 80
Kevin Daley Ends.png Republican House District 82
Terry Brown Electiondot.png Democratic House District 84
Joe Haveman Ends.png Republican House District 90
Stacy Erwin Oakes Electiondot.png Democratic House District 95
Jim Stamas Ends.png Republican House District 98
Wayne Schmidt Ends.png Republican House District 104
Greg MacMaster Ends.png Republican House District 105

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Michigan House of Representatives:

Michigan House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 50 47
     Republican Party 59 63
     Independent 1 0
Total 110 110

Qualifications

Candidate ballot access
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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."

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In all 110 districts up for election in 2014, candidates from both major parties are running for election. Because of this, no candidates are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in all 110 districts up for election. Eight of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Thirteen other elections were moderately competitive with a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent. Those districts are:

Competitive:

  • District 23: The winner of the Democratic primary between Cornell Mathis, Natalie Mosher and Kristy Pagan will face incumbent Pat Somerville (R) in the general election. Somerville won by a margin of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 25: Incumbent Henry Yanez (D) will face Nick Hawatmeh (R) in the general election. Yanez won by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 41: Incumbent Martin Howrylak (R) will face Mary Kerwin (D) in the general election. Howrylak won by a margin of victory of 0.92 percent in 2012.
  • District 57: Incumbent Nancy Jenkins (R) will face Sharon Wimple (D) in the general election. Jenkins won by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 63: Bill Farmer (D) will face the winner of the Republican primary between David Maturen and Vic Potter. Outgoing incumbent Jase Bolger (R) won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 91: Incumbent Collene Lamonte (D) will face the winner of the Republican primary between Kevin Erb, Holly Hughes and Max Rieske. Lamonte won by a margin of victory of 0.83 percent in 2012.
  • District 101: Incumbent Ray Franz (R) will face Tom Stobie in the general election. Franz won by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 110: Incumbent Scott Dianda (D) will face Bob Michaels (R) in the general election. Dianda won by a margin of victory of 3 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive:

  • District 24: Philip Kurczewski (D) will face the winner of the Republican primary between incumbent Anthony Forlini and Arzo Smith in the general election. Forlini won by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 30: Incumbent Jeff Farrington (R) will face the winner of the Democratic primary between Joseph Bogdan and Bo Karpinsky in the general election. Farrington won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 39: The winner of the Democratic primary between Sandy Colvin and Michael Saari will face the winner of the Republican primary between incumbent Klint Kesto, Deb O'Hagan and Alan Stephens in the general election. Kesto won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 51: Ken Thomas (D) will face the winner of the Republican primary between incumbent Joseph Graves and Sheila Barr in the general election. Graves won by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 52: Incumbent Gretchen Driskell (D) will face John Hochstetler (R) in the general election. Driskell won by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 70: Incumbent Rick Outman (R) will face the winner of the Democratic primary between Ken Hart and James Hoisington in the general election. Outman won by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 71: Incumbent Theresa Abed (D) will face Tom Barrett (R) in the general election. Abed won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 79: Eric Lester (D) will face the winner of the Republican primary between incumbent Al Pscholka and Cindy Duran in the general election. Pscholka won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 81: Incumbent Dan Lauwers (R) will face Bernardo Licata (D) in the general election. Lauwers won by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 102: John Ruggles (D) will face the winner of the Republican primary between incumbent Phil Potvin and James Higgs in the general election. Potvin won by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 103: James Cromwell (D) will face the winner of the Republican primary between incumbent Bruce Rendon and Dave Ryan in the general election. Rendon won by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 106: Incumbent Peter Pettalia (R) will face the winner of the Democratic primary between Rozanne Curley, Robert Kennedy and Scot McKenzie in the general election. Pettalia won by a margin of victory of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 108: Incumbent Ed McBroom will face Grant Carlson (D) in the general election. McBroom won by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 15 incumbents faced primary competition on August 5. Forty incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 55 of the current 110 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state representatives facing primary competition included:

Retiring incumbents

Forty incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 70 (63.6%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents (19 Democrats, 20 Republicans and one independent) can be found above.

List of candidates

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on July 20, 2014. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

District 1

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District 2

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District 3

Note: Incumbent John Olumba (I) is running for Michigan State Senate District 2 as a Democrat.

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District 4

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District 5

Note: Incumbent Fred Durhal, Jr. (D) is not running for re-election due to term limits.

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District 6

Note: Incumbent Rashida Tlaib (D), who is term-limited, is running for Michigan State Senate District 4.

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District 7

Note: Incumbent Thomas Stallworth, III (D) is running for Michigan State Senate District 5.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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District 8

Note: Incumbent David Nathan (D) is running for Michigan State Senate District 5.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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District 9

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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District 10

Note: Incumbent Phil Cavanagh (D) is running for Wayne County executive.[1]

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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November 4 General election candidates:

District 11

Note: Incumbent David Knezek (D) is running for Michigan State Senate District 5.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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November 4 General election candidates:

District 12

Note: Incumbent Douglas Geiss (D) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:

Note: Alexis Brice Martell withdrew before the primary.

Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 13

Note: Incumbent Andrew Kandrevas (D) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 14

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Paul Clemente Approveda - Incumbent Clements first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 15

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • George Darany Approveda - Incumbent Darany first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 16

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 17

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Bill LaVoy Approveda - Incumbent LaVoy first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 18

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Sarah Roberts Approveda - Incumbent Roberts first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 19

Note: Incumbent John Walsh (R) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 20

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Kurt Heise Approveda - Incumbent Heise first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 21

Note: Incumbent Dian Slavens (D) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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November 4 General election candidates:

District 22

Note: Incumbent Harold Haugh (D) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 23

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Pat Somerville Approveda - Incumbent Somerville first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 24

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 25

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Henry Yanez Approveda - Incumbent Yanez first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 26

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Jim Townsend Approveda - Incumbent Townsend first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 27

Note: Incumbent Ellen Lipton (D) is running for Michigan State Senate District 11.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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November 4 General election candidates:

District 28

Note: Incumbent Jon Switalski (D) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 29

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Tim Greimel Approveda - Incumbent Greimel first assumed office in 2012.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 30

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 31

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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November 4 General election candidates:

District 32

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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November 4 General election candidates:

District 33

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Ken Goike Approveda - Incumbent Goike first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 34

Note: Incumbent Woodrow Stanley (D) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 35

Note: Incumbent Rudy Hobbs (D) is running for Congress.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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District 36

Note: Incumbent Peter Lund (R) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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November 4 General election candidates:

District 37

Note: Incumbent Vicki Barnett (D) is running for Michigan State Senate District 11.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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November 4 General election candidates:

District 38

Note: Incumbent Hugh Crawford (R) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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November 4 General election candidates:

District 39

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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November 4 General election candidates:

District 40

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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November 4 General election candidates:

District 41

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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District 42

Note: Incumbent Bill Rogers (R) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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November 4 General election candidates:

District 43

Note: Incumbent Gail Haines (R) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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November 4 General election candidates:

District 44

Note: Incumbent Eileen Kowall (R) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 45

Note: Incumbent Tom McMillin (R) is running for Michigan State Senate District 13.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 46

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 47

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 48

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Pam Faris Approveda - Incumbent Faris first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 49

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 50

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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November 4 General election candidates:

District 51

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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November 4 General election candidates:

District 52

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 53

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Jeff Irwin Approveda - Incumbent Irwin first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 54

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 55

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Adam Zemke Approveda - Incumbent Zemke first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 56

Note: Incumbent Dale Zorn (R) is running for Michigan State Senate District 17.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 57

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Nancy Jenkins Approveda - Incumbent Jenkins first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 58

Note: Incumbent Kenneth Kurtz (R) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 59

Note: Incumbent Matt Lori (R) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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November 4 General election candidates:

District 60

Note: Incumbent Sean McCann (D) is running for Michigan State Senate District 20.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 61

Note: Incumbent Margaret O'Brien (R) is running for Michigan State Senate District 20.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 62

Note: Incumbent Kate Segal (D) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
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November 4 General election candidates:

District 63

Note: Incumbent Jase Bolger (R) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 64

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Earl Poleski Approveda - Incumbent Poleski first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 65

Note: Incumbent Mike Shirkey (R) is running for Michigan State Senate District 16.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 66

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Aric Nesbitt Approveda - Incumbent Nesbitt first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 67

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Tom Cochran Approveda - Incumbent Cochran first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 68

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Andy Schor Approveda - Incumbent Schor first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 69

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Sam Singh Approveda - Incumbent Singh first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 70

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Rick Outman Approveda - Incumbent Outman first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 71

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Theresa Abed Approveda - Incumbent Abed first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 72

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 73

Note: Incumbent Peter MacGregor (R) is running for Michigan State Senate District 28.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 74

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Rob VerHeulen Approveda - Incumbent VerHeulen first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 75

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 76

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Winnie Brinks Approveda - Incumbent Brinks first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 77

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Tom Hooker Approveda - Incumbent Hooker first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 78

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 79

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 80

Note: Incumbent Bob Genetski (R) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 81

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Dan Lauwers Approveda - Incumbent Lauwers first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 82

Note: Incumbent Kevin Daley (R), who is term-limited, is running for Michigan State Senate District 31.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 83

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Paul Muxlow Approveda - Incumbent Muxlow first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 84

Note: Incumbent Terry Brown (D) is running for Michigan State Senate District 25.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 85

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 86

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 87

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Mike Callton Approveda - Incumbent Callton first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 88

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Roger Victory Approveda - Incumbent Victory first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 89

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 90

Note: Incumbent Joe Haveman (R) is not seeking re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 91

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 92

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 93

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Tom Leonard Approveda - Incumbent Leonard first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 94

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Tim Kelly Approveda - Incumbent Kelly first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 95

Note: Incumbent Stacy Erwin Oakes (D) is running for Michigan State Senate District 32.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 96

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 97

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Joel Johnson Approveda - Incumbent Johnson first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 98

Note: Incumbent Jim Stamas (R), who is term-limited, is running for Michigan State Senate District 36.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 99

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Kevin Cotter Approveda - Incumbent Cotter first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 100

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Jon Bumstead Approveda - Incumbent Bumstead first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 101

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Ray Franz Approveda - Incumbent Franz first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 102

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 103

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 104

Note: Incumbent Wayne Schmidt (R), who is term-limited, is running for Michigan State Senate District 37.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 105

Note: Incumbent Greg MacMaster (R) is running for Michigan State Senate District 37.

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 106

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 107

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 108

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:
  • Ed McBroom Approveda - Incumbent McBroom first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 109

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • John Kivela Approveda - Incumbent Kivela first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 110

Democratic Party August 5 Democratic primary:
  • Scott Dianda Approveda - Incumbent Dianda first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 5 Republican primary:

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