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MICHIGAN

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George Romney - 1966

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline (Major Parties): April 21 or May 8, 2020 (in court)
Filing Deadline (Third Parties/Independents): July 16, 2020
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins for Primary): July 24, 2020
Filing Deadline (Write-Ins): October 23, 2020
State Primary: August 4, 2020
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on September 16, 2020


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
Gretchen Whitmer (D)* - (Campaign Site)
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)

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:

Gary Peters (D)* - (Campaign Site)
John James (R) - Businessman, Iraq War Veteran & '18 Nominee
Marcia Squier (G) - Gym Manager, Progressive Activist '18 Nom & '16 US Rep Candidate
Doug Dern (NLP) - State Party Chair, Attorney & Frequent Candidate
Valerie Willis (USTP) - Farmer, Trump Campaign Activist & '18 Candidate

Jack Lousma - Astronaut

Debbie Stabenow (D)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Jack Bergman (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dana Ferguson (D) - Businessman & Frequent Candidate
Ben Boren (L) - State Party Vice Chair

District 2:
Bill Huizenga (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Bryan Berghoef (D) - Pastor & Author
Jean-Michel Creviere (G) - Service Industry Worker & Musician
Max Riekse (L) - Retired Army Officer, Retired Teacher & Frequent Candidate
Gerald Van Sickle (USTP) - Ex-State Party Chair & Frequent Candidate 

District 3:
[ Justin Amash (L)* - Not Seeking Re-Election in 2020. ]
Peter Meijer (R) - Real Estate Analyst & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran
Hillary Scholten (D) - Attorney

Guy VanderJagt

District 4:
John Moolenaar (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jerry Hilliard (D) - College Professor & '18 Nominee
Amanda Slepr (G) - Retired Nurse's Aide & Green Party Activist
David Canny (L) - Retail Seafood Executive & Libertarian Activist

District 5:
Dan Kildee (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Tim Kelly (R) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Saginaw County Commissioner & Businessman
James Harris (L) - Retired Auto Worker & Army Veteran
Kathy Goodwin (WCP) - Social Worker & Militant Labor Activist

District 6:
Fred Upton (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jon Hoadley (D) - State Rep., Public Affairs Consultant & LGBT Rights Activist
John Lawrence (G) - Logistics Professional, Musician & '14 Nominee
Jeff DePoy (L) - Machinist & Army Veteran

Dave Bonior

District 7:
Tim Walberg (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Gretchen Driskell (D) - Ex-State Rep., Ex-Saline Mayor, Accountant & '16/'18 Nominee

District 8:
Elissa Slotkin (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Paul Junge (R) - Ex-USCIS Official, Ex-TV News Anchor, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Joe Hartman (L) - Tax Advisor

District 9:
Andy Levin (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Charles Langworthy (R) - Realtor & Navy Veteran
Mike Saliba (L) - Libertarian Activist & '16 St Rep Nominee
Andrea Kirby (WCP) - Office Worker, Militant Labor Activist & '18 Nominee

Bill Broomfield

District 10:
[ Paul Mitchell (R)* - Retiring in 2020. ]
Lisa McClain (R) - Financial Executive & Philanthropist
Kimberly Bizon (D) - Digital Marketing Consultant, Website Designer & '18 Nominee

District 11:
Haley Stevens (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Eric Esshaki (R) - Attorney & Ex-Nurse
Leonard Schwartz (L) - Attorney, Economist & Frequent Candidate

District 12:
Debbie Dingell (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeff Jones (R) - Baptist Pastor & Frequent Candidate
Gary Walkowicz (WCP) - Retired Autoworker, Militant Labor Activist & Frequent Candidate

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick - 2005

District 13:
Rashida Tlaib (D)* - (Campaign Site)
David "Dude" Dudenhoefer (R) - Writer, Editor, Videographer & Conservative Activist
D. Etta Wilcoxon (G) - Ex-State Green Party Chair, College Instructor & Frequent Candidate 
Articia Bomer (USTP) - Chef, '18 St Rep Candidate & '17 Detroit Mayor Candidate
Sam Johnson (WCP) - Retired Autoworker, Militant Labor Activist & Frequent Candidate

District 14:
Brenda Lawrence (D)* - (Campaign Site)
R. Vance Patrick (R) - Building Contractor & Community Activist
Clyde Shabazz (G) - Podcast Host, Media Producer, Artist & '08 Nominee
Lisa Lane Gioia (L) - Translator, '18 Atty Gen Nominee & '16 US Rep Nominee
Philip Kolody (WCP) - Retired State Employee, Militant Labor Activist & '18 Nominee  



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)
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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