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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 July 7, 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. ]
Jason Allen (R) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Businessman, National Guard Veteran & '10 Candidate
Jack Bergman (R) - Retired USMC Lt. General, Airline Pilot & Businessman
Tom Casperson (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Logging Trucking Company Owner & '08 Nominee
Jerry Cannon (D) - Ex-Kalkaska County Sheriff, Retired Army Major General & '14 Nominee
Lon Johnson (D) - State Democratic Chair, Political Consultant & '12 State Rep. Nominee

Ellis Boal (Green) - Attorney, Peace Activist, Peace Corps Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Diane Bostow (Libertarian) - State Party Secretary

District 2:
Bill Huizenga (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dennis Murphy (D) - Automotive Engineer
Erwin Haas (Libertarian) - Kentwood City Commissioner, Physician, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 3:
Justin Amash (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Douglas Smith (D) - Sheet Metal Worker

Guy VanderJagt

District 4:
John Moolenaar (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Leonard Schwartz (Libertarian) - Attorney, Economist & Frequent Candidate

District 5:
Dan Kildee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Al Hardwick (R) - Website Designer, Computer Technician & '14 Nominee
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)
Doug North (R) - Retired Building Conractor & '14 Candidate
Gretchen Driskell (D) - State Rep., Ex-Saline Mayor & Accountant
Ken Proctor (Libertarian) - Auto Worker, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Rick Strawcutter (USTP) - Pastor, Businessman & '14 Nominee

District 8:
Mike Bishop (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Suzanna Shkreli (D) - Attorney
Jeff Wood (Libertarian) - Ex-State Party Treasurer

District 9:
Sander Levin (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Morse (R) - Stockbroker & Army/Navy Veteran
Matt Orlando (Libertarian) - Businessman & Libertarian Activist

Bill Broomfield

District 10:
[ Candice Miller (R)* - Candidate for Macomb County Public Works Commissioner in 2016. ]
Tony Forlini (R) - State Rep., Ex-Harrison Township Supervisor & Businessman
Paul Mitchell (R) - Businessman, Ex-State GOP Finance Chair & '14 Candidate in CD-4
Phil Pavlov (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Ex-St. Clair County Commissioner

Alan Sanborn (R) - Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Probation Officer
David VanAssche (R) - Consultant & Retired USAF Officer
Frank Accavitti Jr. (D) - Ex-Macomb County Commissioner, Ex-State Rep. & Businessman
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
Tom Bagwell (Libertarian) - Car Salesman, Libertarian Activist & '04/'06 Ypsilanti City Council Candidate

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick - 2005

District 13:
John Conyers Jr. (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Janice Winfrey (D) - Detroit City Clerk, Ex-Teacher & '10 Secretary of State Candidate
Jeff Gorman (R) - Retired Airline Pilot, Navy Veteran & '14 Nominee
Tiffany Hayden (Libertarian) - Businesswoman & Libertarian Activist

District 14:
Brenda Lawrence (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Terrance Morrison (D) - Ex-Sanitation Worker & Ex-Businessman
Vanessa Moss (D) - Attorney
Howard Klausner (R) - Physician

Stephen Boyle (Green) - Website Developer, Photographer, Environmental Activist & '14 Nominee

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)


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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