2018 Michigan Senate election

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2018 Michigan Senate election

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38 seats in the Michigan Senate
20 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Arlan Meekhof.jpg 3x4.svg
Leader Arlan Meekhof
(term-limited)
Jim Ananich
Party Republican Democratic
Leader since January 14, 2015 January 14, 2015
Leader's seat 30th District 27th District
Last election 26 12
Seats before 27 11
Seats after 22 16
Seat change Decrease5 Increase5
Popular vote 1,973,098 2,064,029
Percentage 48.04% 50.25%
Swing Decrease3.18% Increase2.23%

2018 Michigan Senate election - Results by district (simple).svg

Majority Leader before election

Arlan Meekhof
Republican

Elected Majority Leader

Mike Shirkey
Republican

The Michigan Senate elections of 2018 took place on November 6, 2018,[1] alongside elections to be Michigan's governor, Class I United States Senator, Attorney General, Secretary of State as well elections for Michigan's 14 seats in the United States House of Representatives and all 110 seats in the Michigan House of Representatives; to elect the 38 members that will comprise the Michigan Senate. The Republican, Democratic and Libertarian parties chose their nominees in a partisan primary on August 7, 2018.[1] The Working Class Party, U.S. Taxpayers Party, Green Party and Natural Law Party chose their nominees at state party conventions.[2]

Term-limited members[edit]

Under the Michigan Constitution, members of the state Senate are able to serve only two four-years terms, and members of the House of Representatives are limited to three two-years terms. Michigan has what is considered the toughest term-limits in the country.[3] After the 2018 mid-term elections, nearly 70 percent of the state Senate and 20 percent of the state House will be forced to leave office because of term-limits.[4] The following members are prevented by term-limits from seeking re-election to the House in 2018. This list does not include members that are eligible for re-election, but instead to seek other office or voluntarily retire.

Democrats (7)[edit]

Republicans (19)[edit]

Results[edit]

Popular vote
Democratic
50.25%
Republican
48.04%
Other
1.71%
House seats
Republican
57.89%
Democratic
42.10%

General Election[edit]

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38

Pending official certification by the Michigan Board of State Canvassers, the following candidates, listed alphabetically, advanced to the November general election.

2 Current member of House
3 Former legislator

District 1[edit]

1st District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephanie Chang2 60,874 72.27%
Republican Pauline Montie 20,154 23.93%
Green David Bullock 3,204 3,80%
Total votes 261,214 100%
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

2nd District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Adam Hollier 53,890 75.71%
Republican Lisa Papas 17,285 24.29%
Total votes 71,175 100%
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

3rd District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sylvia Santana2 58,211 81.75%
Republican Kathy Stecker 10,907 15.32%
Working Class Hali McEachern 2,089 2.93%
Total votes 71,207 100%
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

4th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marshall Bullock 57,469 78.36%
Republican Angela Savino 15,868 21.64%
Total votes 73,337 100%
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

5th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Betty Jean Alexander 69,203 77.65%
Republican DeShawn Wilkins 16,044 18.00%
Working Class Larry Betts 3,879 4.35%
Total votes 89,126 100%
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

6th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Erika Geiss2 60,783 61.34%
Republican Brenda Jones 38,301 38.66%
Total votes 99,084 100%
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

7th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dayna Polehanki 69,428 50.56%
Republican Laura Cox2 65,009 47.34%
Libertarian Joseph H. LeBlanc 2,890 2.10%
Total votes 137,327 100%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 8[edit]

8th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter Lucido2 76,165 61.76%
Democratic Paul R. Francis 47,151 38.24%
Total votes 123,316 100%
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

9th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul Wojno3 65,730 65.90%
Republican Jeff Bonnell 34,012 34.10%
Total votes 99,742 100%
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

10th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael D. MacDonald 57,565 51.02%
Democratic Henry Yanez2 52,392 46.43%
Libertarian Mike Saliba 2,874 2.55%
Total votes 112,831 100%
Republican hold

District 11[edit]

11th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jeremy Moss2 97,192 76.43%
Republican Boris Tuman 26,829 21.10%
Libertarian James K. Young 3,145 2.47%
Total votes 127,166 100%
Democratic hold

District 12[edit]

12th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rosemary Bayer 59,297 49.39%
Republican Mike McCready2 58,362 48.61%
Libertarian Jeff Pittel 2,403 2.00%
Total votes 120,062 100%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 13[edit]

13th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mallory McMorrow 73,138 51.89%
Republican Marty Knollenberg (incumbent) 67,798 48.11%
Total votes 140,936 100%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 14[edit]

14th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ruth Johnson3 64,273 55.68%
Democratic Renee Watson 48,580 42.09%
Green Jessica Smith 2,580 2.24%
Total votes 115,433 100%
Republican hold

District 15[edit]

15th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Runestad2 67,351 51.69%
Democratic Julia Pulver 62,935 48.31%
Total votes 130,286 100%
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

16th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Shirkey1 56,981 62.71%
Democratic Val Cochran Toops 31,129 34.26%
Libertarian Ronald A. Muszynski 2,760 3.04%
Total votes 90,870 100%
Republican hold

District 17[edit]

17th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dale Zorn (incumbent) 57,947 57.89%
Democratic Bill LaVoy3 39,255 39.21%
Libertarian Chad McNamara 2,905 2.90%
Total votes 100,107 100%
Republican hold

District 18[edit]

18th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jeff Irwin3 96,876 76.61%
Republican Martin Church 26,619 21.05%
Working Class Thomas Repasky 2,954 2.34%
Total votes 126,449 100%
Democratic hold

District 19[edit]

19th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Bizon2 56,213 58.41%
Democratic Jason Noble 37,081 38.53%
Libertarian Joseph P. Gillotte 2,941 3.06%
Total votes 96,235 100%
Republican hold

District 20[edit]

20th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sean McCann3 60,523 53.09%
Republican Margaret O'Brien (incumbent) 48,197 42.28%
Libertarian Lorence Wenke3 5,273 4.63%
Total votes 113,993 100%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 21[edit]

21st District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kim LaSata2 56,296 58.20%
Democratic Ian Haight 40,433 41.80%
Total votes 96,729 100%
Republican hold

District 22[edit]

22nd District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lana Theis2 76,038 55.97%
Democratic Adam Dreher 57,163 42.08%
Green Eric Borregard 2,658 1.96%
Total votes 135,859 100%
Republican hold

District 23[edit]

23rd District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Curtis Hertel Jr. (incumbent) 73,184 68.46%
Republican Andrea Pollock 33,718 31.54%
Total votes 106,902 100%
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

24th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Barrett2 66,969 53.53%
Democratic Kelly Rossman-McKinney 54,350 43.45%
Libertarian Katie Nepton 2,064 1.65%
Constitution Matthew Shepard 1,711 1.37%
Total votes 125,094 100%
Republican hold

District 25[edit]

25th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Lauwers2 66,926 63.96%
Democratic Debbie Bourgois 37,715 36.04%
Total votes 104,641 100%
Republican hold

District 26[edit]

26th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Aric Nesbitt3 61,509 56.67%
Democratic Garnet Lewis 43,495 40.08%
Libertarian Erwin Haas 2,375 2.19%
Green Robert M. Alway 1,153 1.06%
Total votes 108,532 100%
Republican hold

District 27[edit]

27th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Ananich (incumbent) 59,108 71.17%
Republican Donna Kekesis 23,942 28.83%
Total votes 83,050 100%
Democratic hold

District 28[edit]

28th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter MacGregor (incumbent) 68,749 58.39%
Democratic Craig Beach 45,937 39.01%
Libertarian Nathan Hewer 3,059 2.60%
Total votes 117,745 100%
Republican hold

District 29[edit]

29th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Winnie Brinks2 70,715 56.92%
Republican Chris Afendoulis2 50,225 40.43%
Libertarian Robert VanNoller 1,840 1.48%
Working Class Louis Palus 1,445 1.16%
Total votes 124,225 100%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 30[edit]

30th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roger Victory2 79,323 63.25%
Democratic Jeanette Schipper 42,904 34.21%
Libertarian Mary Buzuma 3,189 2.54%
Total votes 125,416 100%
Republican hold

District 31[edit]

31st District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Daley3 63,394 60.24%
Democratic Cynthia A. Luczak 41,833 39.76%
Total votes 105,227 100%
Republican hold

District 32[edit]

32nd District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kenneth Horn1 62,375 55.48%
Democratic Phil Phelps2 50,058 44.52%
Total votes 112,433 100%
Republican hold

District 33[edit]

33rd District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick Outman3 49,856 58.75%
Democratic Mark Bignell 32,375 38.15%
Constitution Christopher Comden 2,633 3.10%
Total votes 84,864 100%
Republican hold

District 34[edit]

34th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jon Bumstead3 50,313 50.74%
Democratic Poppy Sias-Hernandez 45,941 46.33%
Libertarian Max Riekse 2,896 2.92%
Total votes 99,150 100%
Republican hold

District 35[edit]

35th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Curt VanderWall2 73,688 63.17%
Democratic Mike Taillard 39,923 34.23%
Libertarian Timothy Coon 3,031 2.60%
Total votes 116,642 100%
Republican hold

District 36[edit]

36th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Stamas (incumbent) 71,013 64.29%
Democratic Joe Weir 39,440 35.71%
Total votes 110,453 100%
Republican hold

District 37[edit]

37th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wayne Schmidt (incumbent) 73,338 58.95%
Democratic Jim Page 51,076 41.05%
Total votes 124,414 100%
Republican hold

District 38[edit]

38th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed McBroom3 59,290 54.63%
Democratic Scott Dianda2 47,279 43.57%
Green Wade Paul Roberts 1,952 1.80%
Total votes 108,521 100%
Republican hold

Maps[edit]

See also[edit]

Michigan House of Representatives election, 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ruth Johnson, Secretary of State. "MICHIGAN ELECTION DATES" (PDF). Michigan Department of State.
  2. ^ Ruth Johnson, Secretary of State. "STATE OF MICHIGAN POLITICAL PARTY STATUS" (PDF). Michigan Department of State.
  3. ^ "Michigan's Term Limits Are Toughest in Nation". The Ballenger Report. October 11, 2016. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  4. ^ Jonathan Oosting (October 3, 2017). "Mass turnover fuels push for Mich. term limit reform". Detroit News. Retrieved October 29, 2017.

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