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MICHIGAN

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George Romney - 1966 

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline (Major Parties): April 24, 2018
Filing Deadline (Independents): July 2018
Filing Deadline (Minor Parties): July , 2018
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins for Primary): July , 2018
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins): October , 2018
State Primary: August 7, 2018
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)
 

This page was last updated on May 17, 2018


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
[ Rick Snyder (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Brian Calley (R) - Lt. Governor, Ex-State Rep., Ex-Ionia County Commissioner & Banker
Patrick Colbeck (R) - State Sen. & Aerospace Engineer
Jim Hines (R) - Health Care Executive & Physician
Bill Schuette (R) - Attorney General, Ex-State Appeals Court Judge, Ex-Congressman & Ex-State Sen.
Bill Cobbs (D/Write-In) - Retired Xerox Global VP, Attorney, Ex-Police Officer & Navy Veteran
Abdul El-Sayed (D) - Ex-Detroit Health Director, Physician & Epidemiologist
Shri Thanedar (D) - Businessman
Gretchen Whitmer (D) - Ex-State Senate Minority Leader, Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
Jennifer Kurland (Green) - Redford School Board Trustee, Radio Show Host & Jewelry Designer
Bill Gelineau (Libertarian) - State Party Chair, Businessman & Frequent Candidate
John Tatar (Libertarian) - Retired Teacher, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Ryan Henry Cox (I) - Musician, Tutor & Ex-Writer
Larry Hutchinson (I) - Blue Collar Worker & Frequent Candidate
Todd Schleiger (I) - Transportation Logistics Specialist
Richard Sills (I)

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

Doug Campbell - Green Party

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
[ Brian Calley (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]

SECRETARY OF STATE:
[ Ruth Johnson (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Stan Grot (R) - Shelby Township Clerk, Ex-Macomb County Commissioner & Ex-Restaurant Owner
Joseph Guzman (R) - Ex-Depy Asst Secretary of the Air Force, Economist, Educator & GOP Activist
Mary Treder Lang (R) - Eastern Michigan Univ. Regent, Businesswoman & Accountant
Jocelyn Benson (D) - Ex-Wayne State Univ. Law School Dean, Attorney & '10 Nominee
Greg Stempfle (Libertarian) - State Party Vice Chair, Medical Technologist & Frequent Candidate

Gov. John B. Swainson for Supreme Court Justice

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
[ Bill Schuette (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]
Tom Leonard (R) - State House Speaker & Attorney
Tonya Schuitmaker (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
Dana Nessel (D) - Attorney


Jim Blanchard - Don Riegle - 1982

MICHIGAN STATE LEGISLATURE:

State House - ( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )

State Senate - ( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )


U.S. SENATOR:

Debbie Stabenow (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John James (R) - Businessman & Iraq War Veteran
Sandy Pensler (R) - Venture Capitalist, Ex-Investment Banker, Attorney & '92 US Rep. Nominee
Marcia Squier (I) - Gym Equipment Manager, Progressive Activist & '16 US Rep. Candidate
Valerie Willis (I) - Trump Campaign Activist

Jack Lousma - Astronaut

Gary Peters (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2020.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Jack Bergman (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Matt Morgan (D) - Retired USMC Lt. Colonel & Iraq War Veteran

District 2:
Bill Huizenga (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Rob Davidson (D) - Physician
Nick Schiller (D) - Laboratory Technician & Molecular Biologist

District 3:
Justin Amash (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joe Farrington (R) - Bar Owner
Cathy Albro (D) - Farmer & Educational Consultant
Fred Wooden (D) - Unitarian Minister
Douglas Smith (I) - Sheet Metal Worker, Ex-Democrat & '16 Candidate

Guy VanderJagt

District 4:
John Moolenaar (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jerry Hilliard (D) - College Professor
Ziggy Kozicki (D) - Neuropsychologist

District 5:
Dan Kildee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Travis Wines (R) - Navy Veteran

District 6:
Fred Upton (R)* - (Campaign Site)
David Benac (D) - College Professor & Sanders Campaign Activist
Paul Clements (D) - College Professor, Peace Corps Veteran & '14/'16 Nominee
Rich Eichholz (D) - Businessman & Biologist
George Franklin (D) - Public Affairs Consultant & Lobbyist
Eponine Garrod (D) - Quality Control Analyst & Progressive Activist
Matt Longjohn (D) - Physician & Ex-YMCA National Health Director

Dave Bonior

District 7:
Tim Walberg (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Gretchen Driskell (D) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Saline Mayor, Accountant & '16 Nominee
Steve Friday (D) - Social Worker & USAF Veteran  

District 8:
Mike Bishop (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Lokesh Kumar (R) - Manufacturing Executive
Elissa Slotkin (D) - Ex-US Asst Secretary of Defense, Ex-NSC Official & Ex-CIA Analyst
Chris Smith (D) - College Professor, Author & Progressive Activist
Brian Ellison (Libertarian) - Construction Superintendent & Iraq War Veteran

District 9:
[ Sander Levin (D)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Martin Brook (D) - Attorney

Andy Levin (D) - Energy Consultant, Attorney, Son of Cong Levin & '06 State Sen. Nominee
Ellen Lipton (D) - Ex-State Rep., Attorney & '16 State Sen. Candidate

Candius Stearns (R) - Insurance Consultant & Sales Agent

Bill Broomfield

District 10:
Paul Mitchell (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Frank Accavitti Jr. (D) - Ex-Macomb County Comm., Ex-State Rep., Businessman & '16 Nominee
Kimberly Bizon (D) - Digital Marketing Consultant & Website Designer
Mike McCarthy (D) - Retired Physician's Assistant
Jeremy Peruski (I) - Business Consultant

District 11:
[ Dave Trott (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Kerry Bentivolio (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-Teacher & Vietnam War Veteran
Kristine Bonds (R) - Daughter of late TV News Anchor Bill Bonds
Lena Epstein (R) - Businesswoman & Trump Campaign State Co-Chair
Klint Kesto (R) - State Rep., Attorney & Restaurant Owner
Mike Kowall (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Ex-White Lake Township Supervisor

Rocky Raczkowski (R) - Ex-State Rep., Attorney, Army Veteran, '10 Nominee & '02 US Sen. Nominee
Tim Greimel (D) - State Rep., Ex-House Minority Leader, Ex-Oakland County Commissioner & Attorney
Suneel Gupta (D) - Technology Corporation CEO
Dan Haberman (D) - Businessman
Fayrouz Saad (D) - Ex-US Homeland Security Offcial, Ex-State Legislative Aide & Democratic Activist
Nancy Skinner (D) - Radio Talk Show Host, Environmental Activist & Frequent Candidate
Haley Stevens (D) - Ex-US Treasurer Dept. Official & Public Policy Analyst
Leonard Schwartz (Libertarian) - Attorney, Economist & Frequent Candidate
Cooper Nye (Independent)

District 12:
Debbie Dingell (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeff Jones (R) - Baptist Pastor, '16 Nominee & '14 US Sen. Candidate
Steve Young (Green)

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick - 2005

District 13 - Special Election:
[ John Conyers Jr. (D)* - Resigned December 5, 2017. ]
Ian Conyers (D) - State Sen., Urban Planner & Great-Nephew of Cong Conyers
John Conyers III (D) - Hedge Fund Partner & Son of Cong Conyers
Michael Gilmore (D) - Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & Democratic Activist
Brenda Jones (D) - Detroit City Council President & Ex-Labor Union Local President
Rashida Tlaib (D) - Ex-State Rep, & Attorney
Mary Waters (D) - Ex-State Rep. & '08/'12 Candidate
Bill Wild (D) - Westland Mayor & Businessman

District 13 - Regular Election (Full Term):
[ John Conyers Jr. (D)* - Resigned December 5, 2017. ]
Ian Conyers (D) - State Sen., Urban Planner & Great-Nephew of Cong Conyers
Kimberly Knott Hill (D) - Environmental Activist, Policy Director & Ex-Congressional Aide
Shanelle Jackson (D) - Ex-State Rep., Lobbyist, '12 Candidate & '14 State Sen Candidate
Brenda Jones (D) - Detroit City Council President & Ex-Labor Union Local President
Rashida Tlaib (D) - Ex-State Rep, & Attorney
Mary Waters (D) - Ex-State Rep. & '08/'12 Candidate
Kentiel White (D) - Health Care Worker
Bill Wild (D) - Westland Mayor & Businessman
Coleman Young II (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & '17 Detroit Mayor Candidate
David Dudenhoefer (R) - GOP Libertarian Activist & Political Organizer
Patrick Huckleberry (I)

District 14:
Brenda Lawrence (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Marc Herschfus (R) - Attorney, Physician & '16 District Judge Candidate


Jerome White - Socialist - 1992

STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Michigan Democratic Party
Michigan Green Party
Libertarian Party of Michigan
Natural Law Party of Michigan
Michigan Republican Party
Socialist Party of Michigan
US Taxpayers Party of Michigan (Constitution Party affiliate)
Working Class Party


Congressman Dick Vanderveen

STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State's Office


Kerry/Edwards - John Dingell - Kathy Angerer - 2004

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Alpena News
Ann Arbor News
Battle Creek Enquirer
Bay City Times
Deadline Detroit
Detroit Free Press

Detroit News
- (Politics Section)
Dundee Independent
Flint Journal
Gongwer News Service Michigan Report
Grand Rapids Press
Jackson Citizen Patriot
Kalamazoo Gazette
Lenawee Daily Telegram
Livingston County Press / Brighton Argus
Macomb Daily
MichCourts.net (Judicial Candidates)
Michigan Government Television (MGTV)
MLive.com
Michigan Liberal
Michigan Press Association
Michigan Votes
Midland Daily News
Monroe Evening News
Muskegon Chronicle
Observer & Eccentric (Wayne/Oakland Counties)
Saginaw News
Southgate News-Herald

John Engler - Spence Abraham - 1994

WDIV TV-4 (NBC - Detroit)
WJBK TV-2 (FOX - Detroit)
WLNS TV-6 (CBS - Lansing)
WLUC TV-6 (NBC - Marquette)
WNEM TV-5 (CBS - Flint / Saginaw / Midland / Bay City)
WOOD TV-8 (NBC - Grand Rapids)
WOOD NewsRadio 1300 AM (Grand Rapids)

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