Michigan Democratic Party

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Michigan Democratic Party
ChairpersonLavora Barnes
Governor of MichiganGretchen Whitmer
Lieutenant Governor of MichiganGarlin Gilchrist
Senate LeaderJim Ananich
House LeaderChristine Greig
Founded1848
HeadquartersLansing, Michigan
IdeologyLiberalism
Progressivism
Social liberalism
Political positionCenter-left
National affiliationDemocratic Party
Colors     Blue
Michigan House of Representatives
52 / 110
Michigan Senate
16 / 38
Statewide Executive Offices
4 / 4
U.S. House of Representatives
7 / 14
U.S. Senate
2 / 2
Website
Official Website

The Michigan Democratic Party is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the state of Michigan. It is based in Lansing. Lavora Barnes is the current Party Chair.[1] She was previously the Party's Chief Operating Officer.[2]

Current officeholders[edit]

The Michigan Democratic Party controls all four statewide offices and holds a minority of seats in the Michigan House of Representatives and Michigan Senate. Democrats hold both of Michigan's U.S. Senate seats, 7 of the state's 14 U.S. House seats, and majorities on the elected governing boards of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University as well as a majority on the State Board of Education.[3]

Members of Congress[edit]

Democrats comprise 9 of Michigan's 16-member Congressional delegation - including both US Senators and 7 member of the House of Representatives.

U.S. Senate[edit]

Democrats have controlled both of Michigan's seats in the U.S. Senate since 2000:

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Out of the 14 seats Michigan is apportioned in the U.S. House of Representatives, 7 are held by Democrats:

Statewide offices[edit]

Democrats control all four of the elected statewide offices:

State Legislature[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gibbons, Lauren. "Lavora Barnes named Michigan Democratic Party chair". MLive.com. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2015-09-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Levin, Einhorn, Koby, Erin. "As the Michigan state school board shifts to Democratic control, meet the two new members". Chalkbeat. Retrieved 20 January 2019.

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