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MICHIGAN

Your complete directory of Michigan candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

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George Romney - 1966 

CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Election Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

Filing Deadline (Major Parties): April 19, 2016
Filing Deadline (Independents): July 2016
Filing Deadline (Minor Parties): July 21, 2016
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins for Primary): July 22, 2016
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins): October 28, 2016
State Primary: August 2, 2016

This page was last updated on September 27, 2016


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
[ Rick Snyder (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Brian Calley (R) - Lt. Governor, Ex-State Rep., Ex-Ionia County Commissioner & Banker
Arlan Meekhof (R) - State Senate Majority Leader, Ex-State Rep. & Ex-Olive Township Trustee
Candice Miller (R) - Congresswoman, Ex-Secretary of State & Ex-Macomb County Treasurer
Bill Schuette (R) - Attorney General, Ex-State Appeals Court Judge, Ex-Congressman & Ex-State Sen.
Mark Hackel (D) - Macomb County Executive & Ex-Macomb County Sheriff
Dan Kildee (D) - Congressman, Ex-Genesee County Treasurer & Ex-Genesee County Commissioner
Gretchen Whitmer (D) - Ex-State Senate Minority Leader, Ex-State Rep. & Attorney

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

Doug Campbell - Green Party

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
[ Brian Calley (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]

SECRETARY OF STATE:
[ Ruth Johnson (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Mike Kowall (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Ex-White Lake Township Supervisor

Gov. John B. Swainson for Supreme Court Justice

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
[ Bill Schuette (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]
Tom Leonard (R) - State Rep. & Attorney
Tonya Schuitmaker (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & 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) - Next Election in 2018.

Jack Lousma - Astronaut

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


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
[ Dan Benishek (R)* - Retiring in 2016. ]
Jack Bergman (R) - Retired USMC Lt. General, Airline Pilot & Businessman
Lon Johnson (D) - Ex-State Democratic Chair, Political Consultant & '12 State Rep. Nominee
Ellis Boal (Green) - Attorney, Peace Activist & Frequent Candidate
Diane Bostow (Libertarian) - State Party Secretary, Home Contractor & Ex-Teacher

District 2:
Bill Huizenga (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dennis Murphy (D) - Automotive Engineer
Matthew Brady (Green)
Erwin Haas (Libertarian) - Kentwood City Commissioner, Physician, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Ron Graeser (USTP) - Physician, Retired Army Officer & Frequent Candidate

District 3:
Justin Amash (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Douglas Smith (D) - Sheet Metal Worker
Ted Gerrard (USTP) - Electrical Contractor, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Guy VanderJagt

District 4:
John Moolenaar (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Debra Wirth (D) - Attorney
Jordan Salvi (Green) - System Administrator/Web Developer
Leonard Schwartz (Libertarian) - Attorney, Economist & Frequent Candidate
Keith Butkovich (NLP) - Graphic Designer & '14 Wayne County Exec. Nominee
George Zimmer (USTP) - Veteran, Pro-Life Activist & '12/'14 Nominee

District 5:
Dan Kildee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Al Hardwick (R) - Website Designer, Computer Technician & '14 Nominee
Harley Mikkelson (Green) - Retired State Employee, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Steve Sluka (Libertarian) - Hearing Aid Sales Manager

District 6:
Fred Upton (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Paul Clements (D) - College Professor, Peace Corps Veteran & '14 Nominee
Lorence Wenke (Libertarian) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Republican & '14 State Sen. Nominee

Dave Bonior

District 7:
Tim Walberg (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Gretchen Driskell (D) - State Rep., Ex-Saline Mayor & Accountant
Ken Proctor (Libertarian) - Auto Worker, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 8:
Mike Bishop (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Suzanna Shkreli (D) - Attorney
Maria Green (Green) - Herbalist, Writer & Medical Marijuana Legalization Activist
Jeff Wood (Libertarian) - Ex-State Party Vice Chair
Jeremy Burgess (Natural Law) - Chemist & '14 Nominee

District 9:
Sander Levin (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Morse (R) - Stockbroker & Army/Navy Veteran
John McDermott (Green) - 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist & '14 Nominee
Matt Orlando (Libertarian) - Businessman & Libertarian Activist

Bill Broomfield

District 10:
[ Candice Miller (R)* - Candidate for Macomb County Public Works Commissioner in 2016. ]
Paul Mitchell (R) - Businessman, Ex-State GOP Finance Chair & '14 Candidate in CD-4

Frank Accavitti Jr. (D) - Ex-Macomb County Commissioner, Ex-State Rep. & Businessman
Benjamin Nofs (Green) - Aerospace Engineer, Navy Veteran & Sanders Campaign Activist
Lisa Lane Gioia (Libertarian) - Translator

District 11:
Dave Trott (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Anil Kumar (D) - Physician & '14 Candidate
Jonathan Osment (Libertarian) - Software Developer & Libertarian Activist
Kerry Bentivolio (Independent) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-Teacher, Vietnam War Veteran & Ex-Republican

District 12:
Debbie Dingell (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeff Jones (R) - Baptist Pastor & '14 US Sen. Candidate
Dylan Calewarts (Green) - Banner Designer/Printer
Tom Bagwell (Libertarian) - Car Salesman, Libertarian Activist & '04/'06 Ypsilanti City Council Candidate
Gary Walkowicz (Working Class) - Autoworker, Militant Labor Union Activist & '14 Candidate

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick - 2005

District 13:
John Conyers Jr. (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeff Gorman (R) - Retired Airline Pilot, Navy Veteran & '14 Nominee
Tiffany Hayden (Libertarian) - Businesswoman & Libertarian Activist
Sam Johnson (Working Class) - Retired Autoworker, Militant Labor Union Activist & '14 Candidate

District 14:
Brenda Lawrence (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Howard Klausner (R) - Physician
Marcia Squier (Green) - Gym Equipment Manager & Sanders Campaign Activist
Greg Creswell (Libertarian) - Hospital Employee & Frequent 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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