The Green Papers: Michigan 2023 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:10,084,442 (3.26% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:15(0.00% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:13(2.99% of 435)
Capital:Lansing
 

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Michigan State and Local Government

Michigan Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


The Green, Libertarian, Natural Law, U.S. Taxpayers, and Working Class parties may nominate by caucus/convention: ... Caucuses ... and ... conventions ... shall be held not later than the August Primary. To qualify, a party's nominee must receive at least 1% of the total number of votes cast for winner of the office of Secretary of State in the last preceding state election [MCL 168.685(6)].

The filing deadline for minor parties (Green, Libertarian, Natural Law, U.S. Taxpayers, and Working Class) on the business day immediately following the conclusion of the state convention or county caucus. All minor party nominating conventions and caucuses must be held on or before TBD.

The Libertarian Party convention date is TBD.

Primary elections are for Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican candidates. To qualify, a party's nominee must receive at least 5% of the total number of votes cast for the office of Secretary of State in the last preceding state election [MCL 168.532].

Candidates who are not affiliated with a political party appear on the ballot as "No Party Affiliation".

Gubernatorial candidates without party affiliation must designate their Lieutenant Governor running mate on or before TBD.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 118th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Debbie Stabenow
First elected: 2000; re-elected 2006, 2012, 2018.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1996, 1998]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 5 January 2023: "... I am announcing ... that I will not seek re-election and will leave ... at the end of my term on January 3, 2025 ... "
 Candidate list (21)
  Candidate Democratic     Nasser Beydoun
FEC S4MI00496; 30 Sep 23; Tot $225,056; Dsb $121,850
  Candidate Democratic     Zack Burns
FEC S4MI00488; 30 Sep 23; Tot $29,073; Dsb $24,413
  Candidate Democratic     Frank Eugene "Hill" Harper
FEC S4MI00553; 30 Sep 23; Tot $1,021,608; Dsb $603,648
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Leslie N. Love
FEC S4MI00504; 30 Sep 23; Tot $18,160; Dsb $3,061
  Candidate Democratic     Joshua Misho
  Candidate Democratic     Jacquise A. Purifoy
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Elissa Slotkin
27 February 2023: "... I'm announcing my run to be Michigan’s next U.S. Senator."

FEC S4MI00470; 30 Sep 23; Tot $8,855,228; Dsb $3,682,149
  Candidate Republican     former Detroit Police Chief James Craig
FEC S4MI00603
  Candidate Republican     Michael Hoover
FEC S4MI00454; 30 Sep 23; Tot $209,465; Dsb $73,525
  Candidate Republican     former Member of Congress  Peter Meijer
First elected: 2020; unsuccessful candidate for renomination: 2022.

FEC S4MI00637
  Candidate Republican     Sherrell Anne "Sherry" O'Donnell
FEC S4MI00561; 30 Sep 23; Tot $22,735; Dsb $11,778
  Candidate Republican     Sandy Pensler
FEC S4MI00652
  Candidate Republican     former Member of Congress  Michael J. "Mike" Rogers
First elected: 2000; reelected: 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012; not a candidate for reelection: 2014.

FEC S4MI00595; 30 Sep 23; Tot $824,173; Dsb $30,613
  Candidate Republican     Bensson V. "Samuelson" Samuel
30 October 2023: Filed with the FEC for US Senate S4MI00611 and US House CD 1 H4MI01163.

FEC H4MI01163
  Candidate Republican     Oscoda Board of Education Trustee  Sharon Maureen Savage
FEC S4MI00579; 30 Sep 23; Tot $100,039; Dsb $18,522
  Candidate Republican     former Berrien County Commissioner Ezra Scott
  Candidate Republican     state Board of Education Member  Nicolette "Nikki" Snyder
FEC S4MI00462; 30 Sep 23; Tot $169,468; Dsb $79,653
  Candidate Republican     Alexandria J. Taylor
FEC S4MI00546; 30 Sep 23; Tot $12,096; Dsb $10,514
  Candidate Republican     J.D. Wilson
FEC S4MI00587; 30 Sep 23; Tot $4,846; Dsb $3,877
  Candidate Green     Douglas Philip "Doug" Marsh
FEC S4MI00512
  Candidate Independent     James Kieth Frizzell, Sr.
FEC S4MI00645

Class 2 Democratic Senator  Gary C. Peters
Previously served in the U.S. House: 2009-2015. First elected to the U.S. Senate: 2014; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Gary C. Peters
FEC S4MI00355

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Gretchen Whitmer
First elected: 2018; re-elected: 2022.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. Nominated by convention separately from the gubernatorial primary; elected on same ticket with Governor.

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Garlin D. Gilchrist, II
First elected: 2018; re-elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
The current Lieutenant Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat - At term limit.
 Candidates for Lieutenant Governor are nominated by political parties at their fall state convention (Michigan Election Law, Act 116 of 1954, Section 168.72).

118th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2024, 2026. No Term Limit. 118th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
6 Republican (6 Undetermined);
7 Democratic (5 Undetermined, 2 Open)

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 1 Republican Member of Congress  John W. "Jack" Bergman
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (4) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Callie Barr
FEC H4MI01155; 30 Sep 23; Tot $203,914; Dsb $105,622
  Candidate Democratic     Robert James "Bob" Lorinser
FEC H2MI01142; 30 Sep 23; Tot $131,550; Dsb $89,167
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  John W. "Jack" Bergman
FEC H6MI01226; 30 Sep 23; Tot $735,223; Dsb $359,599
  Candidate Republican     Joshua "Josh" Saul
FEC H4MI01171

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 2 Republican Member of Congress  John Moolenaar
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Lynch
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  John Moolenaar
FEC H4MI04126; 30 Sep 23; Tot $752,878; Dsb $344,255

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Member of Congress  Hillary Scholten
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (5) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Hillary Scholten
FEC H0MI03316; 30 Sep 23; Tot $1,407,207; Dsb $346,948
  Candidate Republican     J. Allen Fiorletta
FEC H4MI03276
  Candidate Republican     Paul Hudson
FEC H4MI03268; 30 Sep 23; Tot $209,314; Dsb $3,666
  Candidate Republican     Jason Ickes
FEC H4MI03250; 30 Sep 23; Tot $5,475; Dsb $3,587
  Candidate Republican     Michael Jay Markey, Jr.
FEC H4MI03243; 30 Sep 23; Tot $285,536; Dsb $97,404

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 4 Republican Member of Congress  William P. "Bill" Huizenga
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (3) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Joseph Alfonso
FEC H2MI04260; 30 Sep 23; Tot $9,077; Dsb $3,896
  Candidate Democratic     Jessica Swartz
FEC H4MI04159; 30 Sep 23; Tot $154,058; Dsb $63,846
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  William P. "Bill" Huizenga
FEC H0MI02094; 30 Sep 23; Tot $986,795; Dsb $351,098

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 5 Republican Member of Congress  Timothy L. "Tim" Walberg
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Bryan Trouten
FEC H2MI08170
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Timothy L. "Tim" Walberg
FEC H4MI07103; 30 Sep 23; Tot $493,585; Dsb $315,716

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 6 Democratic Member of Congress  Debbie Dingell
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Debbie Dingell
FEC H4MI12079; 30 Sep 23; Tot $510,035; Dsb $488,158
  Candidate Green     Clyde K. Shabazz
FEC H8MI14084

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 7 Democratic Member of Congress  Elissa Slotkin
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 27 February 2023: Candidate for U.S. Senate.
 Candidate list (3) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Curtis Hertel, Jr.
FEC H4MI07210; 30 Sep 23; Tot $744,393; Dsb $122,025
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Elissa Slotkin
FEC H8MI08102; 30 Sep 23; Tot $692,062; Dsb $817,368
  Candidate Republican     former State Senator Thomas More "Tom" Barrett
FEC H2MI07123; 30 Sep 23; Tot $484,715; Dsb $100,782

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 8 Democratic Member of Congress  Daniel T. "Dan" Kildee
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 16 November 2023: Announced he was not running for re-election. "... the time has come for me to step back from public office."
 Candidate list (5) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Daniel Burton "Dan" Moilanen
FEC H4MI08200
  Candidate Democratic     Flint Mayor  Sheldon A. Neeley
  Candidate Democratic     state Board of Education President  Pamela L. Pugh
27 November 2023: Switched from US Senate Class 1 to US House CD 8

FEC S4MI00538; 30 Sep 23; Tot $90,639; Dsb $81,364
  Candidate Republican     Martin Blank
FEC H4MI08184
  Candidate Republican     Paul Junge
FEC H0MI08141; 30 Sep 23; Tot $17,384; Dsb $17,487
 

31 March 2023: Member of Congress Daniel T. "Dan" Kildee announced that he has been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma and, after surgery and treatment, the prognosis is excellent.


Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 9 Republican Member of Congress  Lisa McClain
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Jeffrey Jowske
FEC H4MI09117; 30 Sep 23; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Lisa McClain
FEC H0MI10287; 30 Sep 23; Tot $574,007; Dsb $544,351

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 10 Republican Member of Congress  John James
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (8) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Emily Busch
FEC H4MI10107; 30 Sep 23; Tot $159,568; Dsb $75,298
  Candidate Democratic     Brian Steven Jaye
FEC H2MI08154; 30 Sep 23; Tot $15,097; Dsb $9,042
  Candidate Democratic     Wayne State University Trustee  Anil Kumar
FEC H4MI10131; 30 Sep 23; Tot $577,530; Dsb $33,741
  Candidate Democratic     former Macomb County Probate Court Judge Carl J. Marlinga
FEC H2MI10176; 30 Sep 23; Tot $185,377; Dsb $48,025
  Candidate Democratic     Rhonda M. Powell
FEC H4MI10123
  Candidate Democratic     State Board of Education Member  Tiffany D. Tilley
FEC H4MI10115; 30 Sep 23; Tot $15,600; Dsb $545
  Candidate Democratic     Diane Young
FEC H4MI10099; 30 Sep 23; Tot $164,530; Dsb $106,115
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  John James
FEC H2MI10150; 30 Sep 23; Tot $2,766,495; Dsb $1,382,421

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 11 Democratic Member of Congress  Haley Stevens
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Haley Stevens
FEC H8MI11254; 30 Sep 23; Tot $782,616; Dsb $476,591

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 12 Democratic Member of Congress  Rashida Tlaib
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Rashida Tlaib
FEC H8MI13250; 30 Sep 23; Tot $882,382; Dsb $499,287
  Candidate Republican     Steven Elliott

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 13 Democratic Member of Congress  Shri Thanedar
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (3) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Adam Hollier
FEC H4MI13234; 30 Sep 23; Tot $0; Dsb $7,199
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Shri Thanedar
FEC H2MI13204; 30 Sep 23; Tot $290,598; Dsb $125,724
  Candidate Republican     Martell De'Angelo Bivings
FEC H2MI13360; 30 Sep 23; Tot $81; Dsb $677

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Secretary of State  Jocelyn Benson
First elected: 2018; re-elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
The current Secretary of State is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat - At term limit.
  
Candidates for Secretary of State are nominated by political parties at their fall state convention (Michigan Election Law, Act 116 of 1954, Section 168.72).

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Attorney General  Dana Nessel
First elected: 2018; re-elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
The current Attorney General is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat - At term limit.
  
Candidates for Attorney General are nominated by political parties at their fall state convention (Michigan Election Law, Act 116 of 1954, Section 168.72).
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 13 incumbents, 31 candidates
  Republican: 6 incumbents, 30 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian
  Reform (affiliates)
  U.S. Taxpayers (affiliate of Constitution)
Other Third Parties
  America's Independent (affiliates)
  Justice Party
  Natural Law (affiliates)
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN OF 1963
  Michigan Constitution of 1835
  Michigan Constitution of 1850
  Michigan Constitution of 1908
Election Authority
  Michigan Department of State Elections
  Michigan Secretary of State
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Michigan House of Representatives
  Michigan Legislature
  Michigan Senate
Democratic
  Michigan House Democrats
  Michigan Senate Democratic Caucus
  The Michigan Democratic Party
Republican
  Michigan House Republicans
  The Michigan Republican Party
Third Party
  America's Independent Party (associated with Alan Keyes)
  Green Party of Michigan
  Justice Party of Michigan
  Libertarian Party of Michigan
  Natural Law Party of Michigan
  Natural Law Party of Michigan
  Reform Party of Michigan
  Right to Life of Michigan
  Socialist Party of Michigan
  U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan
Media & others
  Deadline Detroit
  Gongwer News Service
  Grassroots in Michigan
  Huron Daily Tribune - Bad Axe
  Leader Publications - Dowagiac - Niles
  Macomb Daily
  MichiganVotes.org - Mackinac Center Michigan Legislature
  MLive.com
  Politics1.com - Michigan
  Right Michigan
  The Alpena News
  The Herald-Palladium - St. Joseph - Benton Harbor
  The Independent - Dundee
  The News-Herald-Heritage - Wayne County
  The Oakland Press - Pontiac
  The Voice - New Baltimore
  WDIV TV - NBC - Detroit
  WJBK TV - FOX - Detroit
  WLUC TV - NBC - Negaunee
  WNEM - Bay City - Saginaw - Midland - Flint
  WOOD AM - Grand Rapids

 


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