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Open State House Districts

Note: “Sacrificial” means the candidate has no chance of winning due to the district’s partisan composition.

Districts 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10, Detroit
All the Republicans in these Districts are “sacrificial lambs” who have no chance of winning. The Democrats who will be the next representatives include: An almost-successful former Detroit city council candidate, a former city council member, a former “local government administrator,” the vice president of a “homeless outreach” entity, a theater manager who is also an adjunct professor, and a “transportation planner” who is also a former city council staffer.

District 14, Wayne County
The Democrat is the cousin of the current representative. The sacrificial Republican is an insurance representative.

District 15, Wayne County
Both candidates are current Dearborn city council members.

District 17, Wayne County
The Democrat is a four-term former Wayne County Commission member and government mental health agency appointee. The sacrificial Republican is a “print shop broker.”

District 20, Wayne County
The Republican is a manufacturers representative and the Democrat is a school board member.

District 26, Oakland County
The Democrat is the executive director of a local economic development and tourism agency. The Republican is a business owner and “former attorney.”

District 30, Macomb County
The Democrat is a Macomb County commissioner, and the Republican is the president of a staffing and recruiter company.

District 31, Macomb County
The Democrat is a former mayor and county charter commission member. The sacrificial Republican is a bricklayer and mason contractor.

District 33, Macomb County
The Republican owns a trucking and excavation company and is the past president of a statewide business association. The Democrat is a design engineer.

District 35, Oakland County
The Democrat is a former school board member and the sacrificial Republican a teacher in a private school.

District 46, Oakland County
The Republican is a two-term Oakland County Commissioner and former township trustee. The sacrificial Democrat ran for the state Senate in 2006.

District 49, Genesee County
The Democrat is the former president of the Flint city council; the sacrificial Republican is the vice-chair of a township planning commission.

District 50, Genesee County
The Democrat is a mayor, and the sacrificial Republican is a retired military member.

District 52, Washtenaw County
The Democrat is a township trustee and former planning commission member. The Republican is a county commissioner and former city council member.

District 53, Washtenaw County
The Democrat is a county commissioner, and the sacrificial Republican is a salesman.

District 54, Washtenaw County
The Democrat is a community college board member and former township supervisor. The sacrificial Republican is described as a “tea party activist.”

District 55, Washtenaw and Monroe Counties
The Democrat is a school board member and union official; the Republican was once a public school business manager.

District 57, Lenawee County
The Democrat is a mayor who has been an elected official for 25 years; the Republican is a staffer for a GOP state senator.

District 60, Kalamazoo County
The Democrat is a city commissioner; the sacrificial Republican is a pastor.

District 61, Kalamazoo County
The Republican is city council member and the Democrat owns a tutoring business.

District 65, Eaton, Jackson and Lenawee Counties
The Republican is a former school board member and the Democrat is a former county treasurer. go

District 71, Eaton County
The Republican is a former legislative staffer and the Democrat a social worker.

District 72, 73, 77 and 87, Kent County
The Democrats in these solidly GOP Districts are all sacrificial lambs. The Republicans include a former school board president, a township supervisor, a former public school teacher who is on the GOP county executive committee, and a former legislative staffer who is the daughter of a former Lieutenant Governor.

District 75, Kent County
The Democrat is a county commissioner and the Republican a business owner.

District 79, Berrien County
The Republican is a congressional staffer and the Democrat operates a PR company.

District 80, Allegan and Van Buren Counties
The Republican is a former congressional and state Senate staffer, and the Democrat is a county commissioner.

District 81, St. Clair County
The Republican is a termed-out Michigan state Senator and former House member; no information is available on the sacrificial Democrat.

District 83, St. Clair and Sanilac Counties
The Republican is a former school board member and the Democrat is a former school superintendant and principal.

District 85, Clinton and Shiawassee Counties
The Republican is a Realtor, and the Democrat is former legislative staffer.

District 87, Barry and Ionia County
The Republican is a county commissioner, and the sacrificial Democrat is a business owner.

District 89, Ottawa County
The Republican is a legislative staffer, and the sacrificial Democrat is a Christian school teacher and chair of the county Democratic Party.

District 91, Muskegon and Ottawa Counties
The Republican is former township trustee, school board member and GOP national committee member. The Democrat is a school board member.

District 92, Muskegon County
The Democrat is a social worker and the sacrificial Republican is self employed.

District 95, Saginaw County
The Democrat is an assistant attorney general and former legislative staffer, corrections worker and public school teacher. The sacrificial Republican is on the board of a county child abuse council.

District 96, Bay County
The Democrat is a third-term mayor and former county commissioner, and the sacrificial Republican a county commissioner and public school administrator.

District 97, Arenac, Clare and Gladwin Counties
The Democrat is a township supervisor, and the Republican is a feed store owner.

District 99, Isabella and Midland Counties
The Democrat is an attorney and the Republican a township deputy treasurer.

District 100, Lake, Newaygo and Oceana Counties
The Republican is a former township police board member, the Democrat is a former corrections worker.

District 102, Mecosta, Osceola and Wexford Counties
The Republican is a former county public works board member and the Democrat a retired public school teacher

District 103, Iosco, Missaukee, Ogemaw and Roscommon Counties
The Democrat is the brother of both the current termed-out representative and the previous representative. The Republican is a former member of a county planning commission.

District 105, Northwestern Lower Peninsula
The Republican is a former TV weatherman and the Democrat worked for an engineering company.

District 106, Northeastern Lower Peninsula
The Republican is a former township supervisor and the Democrat is self-employed.

District 107, Chippewa, Emmet and Mackinac Counties
The Republican is a construction company manager and the Democrat is a four-term county commissioner.

District 110, Western Upper Peninsula
The Democrat is a union official and former village president, and the Republican is an auto body shop owner.


Open State Senate District Races

Note: “Waiver taker” means the candidate has been exempted from onerous campaign finance reporting mandates by agreeing to raise and spend less than $1,000.

1 – Current state representative with one term left vs. sacrificial Republican $1,000 waiver taker
2 – Current state representative with one term left vs. sacrificial Republican financial planner
3 – Termed-out state representative vs. sacrificial Republican $1,000 waiver taker
4 – Termed-out state representative vs. sacrificial Republican $1,000 waiver taker
7 – Termed-out state representative vs. GOP business consultant and former charter school officer
8 – Termed-out state representative vs. sacrificial GOP truck driver
9 – Termed-out state representative vs. sacrificial GOP sales manager
10 – Termed-out state representative vs. termed-out state representative
11 – Termed-out state representative vs. sacrificial Democratic realtor
12 – Termed-out state representative vs. state board of education member
14 – Current state representative vs. sacrificial Republican
15 – Termed-out state representative vs. sacrificial Democratic community college professor
16 – Termed-out state representative vs. termed-out state representative
18 – Termed-out state representative vs. sacrificial GOP school board member
20 – Termed-out state representative vs. termed-out state representative
21 – Termed-out state representative vs. sacrificial Democratic political activist
22 – Termed-out state representative vs. sacrificial Democratic planning commission member
24 – Termed-out state representative vs. sacrificial Democratic city worker
25 – Termed-out state representative vs. sacrificial former school board member
26 – Termed-out state representative vs. termed-out state representative
29 – Termed-out state representative vs. former prosecutor
30 – Termed-out state representative vs. sacrificial Democratic $1,000 waiver taker
31 – Termed-out state representative vs. termed-out state representative
33 – Township treasurer vs. sacrificial Democratic golf course manager
34 – Termed-out state representative vs. current state representative
35 – Termed-out state representative vs. Democratic mental health commission member
36 – Termed-out state representative vs. termed-out state representative
37 – Termed-out state representative vs. sacrificial Democratic former state employee
38 – Termed-out state representative vs. termed-out state representative

 

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