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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
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This page was last updated on March 5, 2018


[ 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
Joseph Derose (R) - Insurance Agent
Jim Hines (R) - Health Care Executive & Physician

Larry Inman (R) - State Rep., Ex-Grand Traverse County Commissioner & Retired Banker
Rick Jones (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Ex-Eaton County Sheriff

Earl Lackie (R) - Retired Auto Worker & Ex-Repair Shop Owner
Mark McFarlin (R) - Private Investigator, Conservative Activist & Frequent Candidate
Bill Schuette (R) - Attorney General, Ex-State Appeals Court Judge, Ex-Congressman & Ex-State Sen.
Evan Space (R) - Businessman & Afghan War Veteran
Bill Cobbs (D) - Retired Xerox Global VP & Navy Veteran
Abdul El-Sayed (D) - Ex-Detroit Health Director, Physician & Epidemiologist

Geoffrey Fieger (D) - Attorney & '98 Nominee

Justin Giroux (D) - State Employee & Marijuana Legalization Activist

Curtis Hertel (D) - State Sen., Ex-Ingham County Commissioner & Ex-Ingham County Register of Deeds
David Knezek (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Iraq War Veteran

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
Dwain Reynolds (Green/Socialist) - Teacher
Bill Gelineau (Libertarian) - State Party Chair, Businessman & Frequent Candidate
John Tatar (Libertarian) - Retired Teacher, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Jeff Wood (Libertarian) - Ex-State Party Vice Chair & '16 US Rep Nominee
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

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

[ 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

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

Patrick Miles (D) - Ex-US Attorney

Dana Nessel (D) - Attorney

Jim Blanchard - Don Riegle - 1982


State House - ( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )

State Senate - ( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )


Debbie Stabenow (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Craig Smith (D)
Bob Carr (R) - Community Development Planner, Ex-Congressional Aide & '10 State Sen. Candidate
John James (R) - Businessman & Iraq War Veteran
Sandy Pensler (R) - Venture Capitalist, Ex-Investment Banker, Attorney & '92 US Rep. Nominee

Randy Richardville (R) - Ex-State Senate Majority Leader, Ex-State Rep. & Businessman

Brian Ellison (Libertarian) - Construction Superintendent & Iraq War Veteran
James Weeks (Libertarian) - Home Health Care Worker & '16 Livingston County Sheriff Candidate
Marcia Squier (I) - Gym Equipment Manager, Progressive Activist & '16 US Rep. Candidate

Jack Lousma - Astronaut

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


District 1:
Jack Bergman (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dwight Brady (D) - College Professor & Ex-Journalist
Dana Alan Ferguson (D) - Carpentry Contractor

Lon Johnson (D) - Ex-State Democratic Chair, Consultant, '16 Nominee & '12 State Rep Nominee

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)
Matt Hall (R) - Lobbyist & GP Activist
Cathy Albro (D) - Farmer & Educational Consultant
Andrew Eldridge (D) - Poet, Spoken Word Artist & Sanders Campaign Activist
Jeff Thomas (D) - Website Designer & Non-Profit Group Executive
Fred Wooden (D) - Unitarian Minister
Douglas Smith (I) - Sheet Metal Worker, Ex-Democrat & '16 Candidate

Guy VanderJagt

District 4:
John Moolenaar (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dion Adams (D) - Retired Mechanic & Democratic Activist
Mark Bignell (D) - Truck Driver
Jerry Hilliard (D) - College Professor
Ziggy Kozicki (D) - Neuropsychologist

District 5:
Dan Kildee (D)* - (Campaign Site)

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
Aida Gray (D) - Tax Preparer, USMC Veteran & College Student
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 

District 8:
Mike Bishop (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Elissa Slotkin (D) - Ex-US Asst Secretary of Defense, Ex-NSC Official & Ex-CIA Analyst
Chris Smith (D) - College Professor, Author & Progressive Activist

District 9:
[ Sander Levin (D)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Steve Bieda (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Attorney & Ex-State Legislative Aide
Martin Brook (D) - Attorney

Mike Fournier (D) - Royal Oak Mayor, Ex-City Commissioner & Businessman
Kevin Howley (D) - Businessman & '12 Oakland County Executive Nominee

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

Robert Wittenberg (D) - State Rep. & Insurance Agent

Candius Stearns (R) - Insurance Consultant & Sales Agent

Bill Broomfield

District 10:
Paul Mitchell (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kimberly Bizon (D) - Digital Marketing Consultant & Website Designer

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

Mike Bouchard (R) - Oakland County Sheriff, '06 US Sen. Nominee & '10 Gov. Candidate
Rory Cooper (R) - Communications Consultant & Ex-Congressional Aide

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

Mike McCready (R) - State Rep.

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
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)
Steve Young (Green)

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick - 2005

District 13:
[ John Conyers Jr. (D)* - Resigned December 5, 2017. ]
Hansen Clarke (D) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & '14 Candidate

Ian Conyers (D) - State Sen., Urban Planner & Great-Nephew of Cong Conyers
John Conyers III (D) - Hedge Fund Partner & Son of Cong Conyers
Godfrey Dillard (D) - Attorney, Ex-US Diplomat, '14 Sec of State Nominee & '12 US Rep. Candidate
Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D) - State Rep.
Michael Gilmore (D) - Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & Democratic Activist
Ryan Hill (D) - Substance Abuse Clinic Employee
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

Benny Napoleon (D) - Wayne County Sheriff, Ex-Detroit Police Chief & '13 Detroit Mayor Candidate
Mary Sheffield (D) - Detroit City Councilwoman, Minister & '10 State Rep. Candidate

Rashida Tlaib (D) - Ex-State Rep, & Attorney
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

District 14:
Brenda Lawrence (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Jerome White - Socialist - 1992


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Congressman Dick Vanderveen


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Kerry/Edwards - John Dingell - Kathy Angerer - 2004


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