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MICHIGAN

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George Romney - 1966

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline (Major Parties): April 23, 2024
Filing Deadline (Third Parties/Independents): July 18, 2024
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins for Primary): July 2024
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins): October 25, 2024
State Primary: August 6, 2024
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on July 8, 2024


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
[ Gretchen Whitmer (D)* - Term-Limited in 2026. ]
Jocelyn Benson (D) - Secretary of State, Ex-Wayne State Univ Law School Dean & Attorney
Pete Buttigieg (D) - US Transportation Secy, Ex-South Bend Mayor, Navy Veteran & '20 Pres Candidate
Mike Duggan (D) - Detroit Mayor, Ex-Wayne County Prosecutor & Ex-Hospital System CEO
Garlin Gilchrist (D) - Lt Governor, Ex-Detroit City Official & Ex-Community Organizer
Mark Hackel (D) - Macomb County Executive & Ex-Macomb County Sheriff
Mallory McMorrow (D) - State Senate Majority Whip
Chris Swanson (D) - Genesee County Sheriff
Shri Thanedar (D) - Congressman, Ex-State Rep., Businessman & '18 Candidate
John James (R) - Congressman, Iraq War Veteran & '18/'20 US Sen Nominee
Kevin Rinke (R) - Businessman, Ex-Auto Dealer & '22 Candidate

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2026.

Doug Campbell - Green Party

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Garlin Gilchrist (D)*

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Jocelyn Benson (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Gov. John B. Swainson for Supreme Court Justice

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Dana Nessel (D)* - (Campaign Site)


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)* - Retiring in 2024. ]
Hill Harper (D) - Actor, Author & Attorney
Elissa Slotkin (D) - Congresswoman, Ex-US Asst Secy of Defense & Ex-NSC Official
Justin Amash (R) - Ex-Congressman, Attorney & Libertarian Activist

Sherry O'Donnell (R) - Physician & '22 US Rep Candidate
Sandy Pensler (R) - Venture Capitalist, Economist, Attorney, '18 Candidate & '92 US Rep. Nominee

Mike Rogers (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Sen., Ex-FBI Agent & Army Veteran
Eric Borregard (G) - Graphic Designer, Peace Activist & Frequent Candidate
Douglas Marsh (G) - Newspaper Journalist
Valerie Willis (L) - Farmer, MAGA Activist & '18/'20 Candidate
James Frizzell (I) - Insurance Agency Owner

Jack Lousma - Astronaut

Gary Peters (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2026.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Jack Bergman (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Josh Saul (R) - Accountant & Army Veteran
Callie Barr (D) - Attorney & Ex-Teacher
Bob Lorinser (D) - Marquette County Medical Director, Physician & '22 Nominee

District 2:
John Moolenaar (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Lynch (D) - Marketing Director, Educator & Democratic Activist

District 3:
Hillary Scholten (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Salim Al-Shatel (D) - Wedding Venue Owner, Engineer & '22 St Rep Candidate
Paul Hudson (R) - Attorney & '22 Supreme Court Candidate
Michael Markey (R) - Financial Advisor & '22 Gov Candidate

Guy VanderJagt

District 4:
Bill Huizenga (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Brendan Muir (R) - Ottawa County GOP Chair & Engineering Project Manager
Jessica Swartz (D) - Attorney

District 5:
Tim Walberg (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Libbi Urban (D) - Retired Electrician, Steel Worker & Labor Union Activist

Dave Bonior

District 6:
Debbie Dingell (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Heather Smiley (R) - MAGA Activist, '22 County Comm Candidate & '23 City Council Candidate
Clyde Shabazz (G) - Podcast Host, Media Producer, Artist & '08/'20 Nominee
Bill Krebaum (L) - Barber Shop Owner & '16 St Rep Candidate

District 7:
[ Elissa Slotkin (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2024. ]
Curtis Hertel (D) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-Ingham County Register & Ex-County Commissioner

Tom Barrett (R) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Army Reserve Officer & '22 Nominee

District 8:
[ Dan Kildee (D)* - Retiring in 2024. ]
Matt Collier (D) - Ex-Flint Mayor, Businessman & Army Veteran

Kristen McDonald Rivet (D) - State Sen. & Ex-Bay City Commissioner
Pamela Pugh (D) - State Board of Education President & Public Health Professional
Mary Draves (R) - Retired Dow Executive & Research Scientist
Anthony Hudson (R) - Truck Driver & '24 Pres Candidate
Paul Junge (R) - Ex-USCIS Official, Ex-TV News Anchor, Attorney & '20/'22 Nominee

Bill Broomfield

District 9:
Lisa McClain (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Clint St.Mosley (D) - Insurance Agent

District 10:
John James (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Emily Busch (D) - Sales Manager, Gun Control Activist & '22 St Rep Nominee
Carl Marlinga (D) - Ex-County Judge, Ex-Macomb County Prosecutor & '22 Nominee 
Tiffany Tilley (D) - State Board of Education Member & Businesswoman
Diane Young (D) - Financial Consultant, Community Activist & '16 St Rep Nominee

District 11:
Haley Stevens (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ahmed "AG" Ghanim (D) - Progressive Activist
Charles Frangie (R) - Attorney
Nick Somberg (R) - Attorney & MAGA Activist

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick - 2005

District 12:
Rashida Tlaib (D)* - (Campaign Site)
James Hooper (R) - Tradesman, GOP Activist, '17 City Council Candidate & '22 Candidate
Linda Sawyer (R) - Retired Nurse, Research Coordinator, Paramedic & GOP Activist

District 13:
Shri Thanedar (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Shakira Hawkins (D) - Ex-Southfield City Clerk, Attorney & '20 Judge Candidate
Mary Waters (D) - Detroit City Councilwoman & Ex-State House Minority Leader
Martell Bivings (R) - Policy Analyst, Ex-City Council Aide & '22 Nominee
Chris Dardzinski (USTP) -  Ex-Lincoln Park City Councilman, Businessman & '22 Nominee



STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Michigan Democratic Party (D)
Michigan Green Party (G)
Libertarian Party of Michigan (L)
Natural Law Party of Michigan (NL)
Michigan Republican Party (R)
Socialist Party of Michigan (S)
US Taxpayers Party of Michigan (USTP)
Working Class Party (WCP)
Independent (I)
Write-In (WI)

Jerome White - Socialist - 1992


STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State's Office


Kerry/Edwards - John Dingell - Kathy Angerer - 2004

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Alpena News
Ann Arbor Independent (Alternative)
Ann Arbor News
Ann Arbor Observer
Battle Creek Enquirer
Benton Spirit
Berrien County Record
Cadillac News
Cheboygan News
Coldwater Daily Reporter
Dearborn Arab-American News
Dearborn Press & Guide
Dearborn Times-Herald
Axios Detroit
Detroit Catholic
Chalkbeat: Detroit
Deadline Detroit
Detroit Free Press
Detroit Jewish News
Detroit Metro Times (Alternative)
Detroit News
Outlier Media Detroit
Dundee Independent
Escanaba Daily Press
Fenton Times
Flint Beat
Flint Courier News
Flint Journal
Gongwer News Service
Gladwin County Record & Clarion
Grand Rapids Press / Muskegon Chronicle
Grand Rapids Rapidian
Grand Rapids Times (African American)

Congressman Dick Vanderveen

Hillsdale Daily News
Holland Sentinel
Houghton Daily Mining Gazette
Huron Daily Tribune
Ionia Sentinel-Standard
Ironwood Daily Globe
Jackson Citizen-Patriot
Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Times
Lansing State Journal
Lapeer County Press
Latino Detroit (Spanish)
Lenawee Daily Telegram
Livingston County Daily Press & Argus
Ludington Daily News
Macomb Daily
Marquette Mining Journal
Michigan Advance
Michigan Chronicle (African American)
Michigan Daily (University of Michigan)
Michigan Votes (Mackinac Center for Public Policy)
Midland Daily News
MLive.com Advance Local Media
Monroe News
Niles Daily Star
Oakland Press
Observer & Eccentric Newspapers (Wayne/Oakland Counties)
Petoskey News-Review
Pride Source / Between the Lines (LGBT)
Revie West Michigan (Alternative)
Sault News
Southgate News-Herald
Southwest Michigan Herald-Palladium
State News (Michigan State University)
Traverse City Record-Eagle

John Engler - Spence Abraham - 1994

WJBK TV-2 (FOX - Detroit)
WDIV TV-4 (NBC - Detroit)
WXYZ TV-7 (ABC - Detroit)
WTVS TV-56 Public Television (PBS - Detroit)
WWJ TV-62 (CBS - Detroit)
WLNS TV-6 (CBS - Lansing)
WJMN TV-3 (CBS - Marquette)
WLUC TV-6 (NBC / FOX - Marquette)
WNEM TV-5 (CBS - Flint / Saginaw / Midland / Bay City)
WOOD TV-8 (NBC - Grand Rapids)
WOOD NewsRadio 1300 AM (Grand Rapids)
Michigan Public Radio (NPR)

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