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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 22, 2014
Filing Deadline (Independents): July 17, 2014
Filing Deadline (Minor Parties): August 6, 2014
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins for Primary): July 25, 2014
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins): October 24, 2014
State Primary: August 5, 2014

This page was last updated on June 22, 2014


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Rick Snyder (R)*
- (Campaign Site)
& Brian Calley (R)*
- (Campaign Site)

Mark Schauer (D) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Senate Minority Leader & Ex-State Rep.
& Lisa Brown (D) - Oakland County Clerk & Ex-State Rep.

Paul Homeniuk (Green) - Business Educational Consultant
& Candace Caveny (Green) - Ex-Teacher, Army Veteran, Community Activist & Frequent Candidate

Mary Buzuma (Libertarian) - State Party Chair, Teacher, Navy Veteran & '12 US Rep. Nominee
& Scotty Boman (Libertarian) - State Party Vice Chair, College Instructor & Frequent Candidate

Robin Sanders (Independent) - State Corrections Officer & Vietnam War Veteran
& Runningmate Not Yet Named

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2014.

Doug Campbell - Green Party

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
(Note: Lt. Governor candidates selected at state nominating conventions.)
Brian Calley (R)*
Dave Agema (R) - Republican National Committeeman, Ex-State Rep. & USAF Veteran
Wes Nakagiri (R) - Tea Party Activist & Automotive Engineering Manager

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Ruth Johnson (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Woodrow Stanley (D) - State Rep., Ex-Flint Mayor & Ex-Flint City Councilor

James "Jamie" Lewis (Libertarian) - Printing Press Operator & Frequent Candidate

Gov. John B. Swainson for Supreme Court Justice

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Bill Schuette (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Mark Totten (D) - Law Professor, Attorney & '10 State Sen. Candidate
John Anthony LaPietra (Green) - Attorney & Frequent Candidate
Justin Altman (Libertarian) - Attorney & '12 Washtenaw County Prosecutor Candidate


Jim Blanchard - Don Riegle - 1982

MICHIGAN STATE LEGISLATURE:

State House - ( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )

State Senate - ( Republican Caucus - Democratic Caucus )


U.S. SENATOR:

[ Carl Levin (D)* - Retiring in 2014. ]
Gary Peters (D) - Congressman, Ex-State Sen., Attorney, Navy Veteran & '02 Atty. Gen. Nominee
Terri Lynn Land (R) - Ex-Secretary of State, RNC Member, Ex-Kent County Clerk & '10 Lt. Gov. Candidate
Chris Wahmhoff (Green) - Nursing Firm Support Staffer & Environmental Activist
Jim Fulner (Libertarian) - State Party Secretary, Software Engineer & '12 US Rep. Nominee
Jeff Jones (Independent) - Businessman & Baptist Pastor
Paul Marineau (Independent) - Ex-Douglas City Councilman, Attorney & Law Professor

Jack Lousma - Astronaut

Debbie Stabenow (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2018.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Dan Benishek (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Alan Arcand (R) - Businessman, USAF Veteran & GOP Activist
Jerry Cannon (D) - Ex-Kalkaska County Sheriff & Retired Army Major General
Ellis Boal (Green) - Attorney, Peace Activist, Peace Corps Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Loel Gnadt (Libertarian) - Ex-Wayne County Libertarian Chair, Electrician & Frequent Candidate

District 2:
Bill Huizenga (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dean Vanderstelt (D) - Management Consultant & Industrial Engineer
Kipp Welch (Libertarian) - Janitorial Supervisor & Libertarian Activist

District 3:
Justin Amash (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Brian Ellis (R) - Investment Executive & East Grand Rapids School Trustee
Bob Goodrich (D) - Movie Theater Chain Owner, Radio Station Owner & Attorney
Tonya Duncan (Green)

Guy VanderJagt

District 4:
[ Dave Camp (R)* - Retiring in 2014. ]
Peter Konetchy (R) - Businessman & '12 US Sen. Candidate
Paul Mitchell (R) - State GOP Finance Chair & Businessman
John Moolenaar (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Ex-Midland City Councilman & Chemist
Jeff Holmes (D) - Physician
Pat Timmons (Green) - Retired High School Principal & '12 Nominee
Will Tyler White (Libertarian) - Businessman, Musical Instrument Maker & Frequent Candidate

District 5:
Dan Kildee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Allen Hardwick (R) - Website Designer & Computer Technician
Tom Whitmire (R) - Health Consultant/Educator
Hal Jones (Libertarian)

District 6:
Fred Upton (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jim Bussler (R) - Nurse & Ron Paul Campaign Activist
Paul Clements (D) - College Professor & Peace Corps Veteran
John Lawrence (Green)
Erwin Haas (Libertarian) - Kentwood City Commissioner, Physician, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Dave Bonior

District 7:
Tim Walberg (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Douglas Radcliffe North (R) - Professional Fundraiser
Pam Byrnes (D) - Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
Ken Proctor (Libertarian) - Auto Worker, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate
David Swartout (Independent) - Teacher

District 8:
[ Mike Rogers (R)* - Retiring in 2014. ]
Mike Bishop (R) - Ex-State Senate Majority Leader, Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
Tom McMillin (R) - State Rep., Ex-Auburn Hills Mayor, Accountant & Religious Right Activist
Ken Darga (D) - Retired State Demographer & Economist
Susan Grettenberger (D) - College Professor & Social Worker
Jeffrey Hank (D) - Attorney
Eric Schertzing (D) - Ingham County Treasurer & Ex-Congressional Aide
Jim Casha (Green)
James Weeks (Libertarian) - '12 State Rep. Nominee

District 9:
Sander Levin (D)* - (Campaign Site)
George Brikho (R) - Businessman & Ron Paul Activist
John McDermott (Green)
Greg Creswell (Libertarian) - Hospital Employee & Frequent Candidate

Bill Broomfield

District 10:
Candice Miller (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Chuck Stadler (D) - Ex-Vassar Township Trustee, Tax Preparer, Navy Veteran & '12 Nominee
Harley Mikkelson (Green) - Retired State Employee, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 11:
Kerry Bentivolio (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dave Trott (R) - Attorney, Businessman & Ex-Congressional Aide
Anil Kumar (D) - Physician
Bobby McKenzie (D) - Ex-US State Dept. Counterterrorism Official
Bill Roberts (D) - Restaurant Owner, LaRouche Activist & '12 Candidate
Nancy Skinner (D) - Ex-Radio Talk Show Host, '06 Candidate & '04 US Senate Candidate
John Tatar (Libertarian) - Retired Teacher, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 12:
[ John Dingell (D)* - Retiring in 2014. ]
Debbie Dingell (D) - Wayne State Univ. Trustee, Lobbyist, Democratic Activist & Wife of Cong. Dingell
Ray Mullins (D) - Attorney
Terry Bowman (R) - Auto Worker & Conservative Activist
Bob Dashairya (Libertarian) - Businessman & Frequent Candidate

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick - 2005

District 13:
John Conyers Jr. (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Horace Sheffield III (D) - Pastor & Community Activist
Jeff Gorman (R) - Retired Airline Pilot & Navy Veteran
Chris Sharer (Libertarian) - Ron Paul Campaign Activist & '12 Nominee

District 14:
[ Gary Peters (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2014. ]
Hansen Clarke (D) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Attorney
Burgess Foster (D) - Teacher, USMC Veteran, '09 Detroit City Council Candidate & '10 State Rep. Candidate
Rudy Hobbs (D) - State Rep., Ex-Southfield School Board Member & Teacher
Brenda Lawrence (D) - Southfield Mayor, Ex-Southfield School Board Member, '12 Candidate & '10 Lt. Gov. Nominee
Christina Conyers (R) - Cousin of Congressman Conyers
Stephen Boyle (Green)
Leonard Schwartz (Libertarian) - Attorney, Economist & Frequent Candidate


Jerome White - Socialist - 1992

STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Michigan Democratic Party
Michigan Green Party
Libertarian Party of Michigan
Reform 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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