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George Romney - 1966

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline (Major Parties): April 19, 2022
Filing Deadline (Third Parties/Independents): July 14, 2022
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins for Primary): July 22, 2022
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins): October 28, 2022
State Primary: August 2, 2022
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on January 18, 2022


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the General Election.)
Gretchen Whitmer (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Swanson (D) - Genesee County Sheriff
Tom Barrett (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., National Guardsman & Iraq War Veteran
Mike Bishop (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Senate Majority Leader & Ex-State Rep.

Mike Brown (R) - State Police Captain, Ex-Berrien County Commissioner & USMC Veteran
Austin Chenge (R) - Businessman & Army Reserve Soldier

Patrick Colbeck (R) - Ex-State Sen., Aerospace Engineer & '18 Candidate
Mike Cox (R) - Ex-Attorney General, USMC Veteran & '10 Candidate

James Craig (R) - Retired Detroit Police Chief & Ex-Cincinnati Police Chief
Tudor Dixon (R) - Online Talk Show Host

Lena Epstein (R) - Businesswoman, Trump Campaign State Co-Chair & '18 US Rep Nom.
Tom Leonard (R) - Ex-House Speaker, Attorney & '18 Atty Gen Nominee
Lisa McClain (R) - Congresswoman, Ex-Financial Executive & Philanthropist
Jack O'Malley (R) - State Rep. & Retired Radio Talk Show Host

Ralph Rebandt (R) - Pastor & Police Chaplain
Kevin Rinke (R) - Businessman & Ex-Auto Dealer

Bill Schuette (R) - Ex-Atty General, Ex-Judge, Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Sen & '18 Nominee

Garrett Soldano (R) - Chiropractor & Anti-Lockdown Activist

Justin Amash (L) - Congressman, Ex-State Rep. & Attorney

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

Doug Campbell - Green Party

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Garlin Gilchrist (D)*

SECRETARY OF STATE:
Jocelyn Benson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Cindy Berry (R) - Chesterfield Township Clerk

Kristina Karamo (R) - College Instructor, MAGA Activist & '18 County Commission Candidate
Beau LaFave (R) - State Rep. & GOP Activist

Meghan Reckling (R) - Livingston County GOP Chair & '20 St Rep Candidate
Justin Roebuck (R) - Ottawa County Clerk & Ex-County Elections Coordinator

Gov. John B. Swainson for Supreme Court Justice

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Dana Nessel (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Ryan Berman (R) - State Rep. & Attorney
Matthew DePerno (R) - Attorney & Election Fraud Conspiracy Theorist
Tom Leonard (R) - Ex-House Speaker, Attorney & '18 Nominee


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 2024.

Jack Lousma - Astronaut

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


U.S. CONGRESS:

** New 2022 Districts Used Below **

District 1:
Jack Bergman (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Bob Lorinser (D) - Marquette County Medical Director & Physician

District 2:
John Moolenaar (R)* - (Campaign Site)

District 3:
Peter Meijer (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Gibbs (R) - Ex-Trump Administration HUD Official & Software Engineer
Audra Johnson (R) - Trump Campaign Activist
Gabi Manolache (R) - Attorney
Tom Norton (R) - Ex-Sand Lake Village President, Afghan War Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Guy VanderJagt

District 4:
Bill Huizenga (R)*- Current CD-2 Incumbent - (Campaign Site)
Fred Upton (R)*
- Current CD-6 Incumbent - (Campaign Site)
Steve Carra (R) - State Rep. & Ex-Legislative Aide
Sherry O'Donnell (R) - Physician
Ezra Scott (R) - Berrien County Commissioner, Investor & Retired Correctional Officer
Joseph Alfonso (D) - Retail Banker, USMC Vet & '20 County Treasurer Candidate

District 5:
Tim Walberg (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Adrian Tonon (D) - Detroit City Official & Community Activist

Dave Bonior

District 6:
Debbie Dingell (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 7:
Elissa Slotkin (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tom Barrett (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Army Reserve Officer & Iraq War Veteran
Cherie Lott (R) - Ex-Congressional Aide & Anti-Vaccine Conspiracy Theorist

District 8:
Dan Kildee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Paul Junge (R) - Ex-USCIS Official, Ex-TV News Anchor, Attorney & '20 Nominee
Bryan Trouten (R) - Landscape Worker & Ex-Volunteer Firefighter

Bill Broomfield

District 9:
Lisa McClain (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Joel Needham (R) - Retiree
Kimberly Bizon (D) - Digital Marketing Consultant, Website Designer & '18/'20 Nominee

Brian Jaye (D) - Attorney, Progressive Activist & '20 State Board of Education Candidate
Eric Borrell (I) - Community Planner, Security Consultant & '16 Pres Candidate

District 10:
** New District - No Incumbent **
Mike Bishop (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Senate Majority Leader & Ex-State Rep.
Lena Epstein (R) - Businesswoman, Trump Campaign State Co-Chair & '18 Nominee 

Eric Esshaki (R) - Attorney, Ex-Nurse & '20 Nominee

John James (R) - Businessman, Iraq War Veteran & '18/'20 US Sen Nominee
Rocky Raczkowski (R) - Ex-State Rep., Attorney, Retired Army Officer & '10/'18 Candidate

Huwaida Araf (D) - Attorney & Pro-Palestinian Activist

Mike Taylor (D) - Sterling Heights Mayor, Attorney & Ex-Republican

District 11:
Andy Levin (D)* - Current CD-9 Incumbent - (Campaign Site)
Haley Stevens (D)* - Current CD-11 Incumbent - (Campaign Site)
Kerry Bentivolio (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-Teacher, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate

Matthew DenOtter (R) - Realtor

Carmelita Greco (R) - Businesswoman, Minister, Trump Campaign Activist & '20 Candidate

Samukh Kallur (R)

Leonard Schwartz (L) - Attorney, Economist & Frequent Candidate

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick - 2005

District 12:
Rashida Tlaib (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Sam Baydoun (D) - Wayne County Commissioner
Kyra Harris Bolden (D) - State Rep.
Rudy Hobbs (D) - Oakland County Deputy Executive, Ex-State Rep. & '12 Candidate

Shanelle Jackson (D) - Ex-State Rep., Businesswoman & '12/'18 Candidate

David Knezek (D) - Wayne County Commissioner
Jeremy Moss (D) - State Sen.
Mike Sareini (D) - Dearborn City Council President
William Wild (D) - Westland Mayor

District 13:
[ Brenda Lawrence (D)* - Retiring in 2022. ]
Abraham Aiyash (D) - State Rep.
Marshall Bullock (D) - State Sen.
Ian Conyers (D) - Ex-State Sen.

Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D) - Detroit School Board Member, Ex-State Rep. & Educator

Erika Geiss (R) - State Sen.
Garlin Gilchrist (D) - Lt. Governor
Ralph Godbee (D) - Ex-Detroit Police Chief & Pastor

Michael Griffie (D) - Attorney & Teach for America Official

Adam Hollier (D) - State Sen.
Brenda Jones (D) - Detroit City Council President & Ex-Congresswoman
Portia Roberson (D) - State Civil Rights Commissioner
Syliva Santana (D) - State Sen.
Mary Sheffield (D) - Detroit City Council President

Shri Thanedar (D) - State Rep., Businessman & '18 Governor Candidate

Adrian Tonon (D) - Detroit City Official & Community Activist
Janice Winfrey (D) - Detroit City Clerk

Articia Bomer (R) - Chef, Conservative Activist & Frequent Candidate

David "Dude" Dudenhoefer (R) - Writer, Videographer, Conservative Activist & '20 Nominee

Hassan Nehme (R) - Auto Worker
Linda Sawyer (R) - Nurse, Realtor & '20 Candidate



Jerome White - Socialist - 1992

STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

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


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)
WJMN TV-3 (CBS - Marquette)
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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