Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate and for the office of Michigan House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 5, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. Polls will open on August 5th at 7:00 a.m.
The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber.
Michigan is one of 14 states that uses an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.
Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters must register by June 7, 2014. For the general election the voter registration deadline is October 6, 2014.
Governor and Lieutenant Governor Mark Schauer (D) ~ Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Senate Minority Leader, Ex-State Representative & Lisa Brown (D) ~ Oakland County Clerk, Ex-State Representative
Mary Buzuma (Libertarian) ~ State Party Chair, Teacher, Navy Veteran, 2012 US Representative Nominee & Scotty Boman (Libertarian) ~ State Party Vice Chair, College Instructor
Robin Sanders (Independent) ~ State Corrections Officer, Vietnam War Veteran & Runningmate Not Yet Named
Secretary of State James "Jamie" Lewis (Libertarian) ~ Printing Press Operator
Attorny General Mark Totten (D) ~ Attorney, Law Professor
Senate Candidates: Gary Peters (D) ~ Congressman, Ex-State Senator, Attorney, Navy Veteran, 2002 Attorney General Nominee Terri Lynn Land (R) ~ Ex-Secretary of State, RNC Member, Ex-Kent County Clerk Jim Fulner (Libertarian) ~ Software Engineer, 2012 US Representative Nominee Jeff Jones (Independent) ~ Businessman, Baptist Pastor Paul Marineau (Independent) ~ Attorney, Law Professor, Ex-Douglas City Councilman Chris Wahmhoff (Independent) ~ Nursing Firm Support Staffer, Environmental Activist
U.S. House Of Representatives: 9th District Candidates:
George Brikho (R) ~ Businessman, Ron Paul Activist Greg Creswell (Libertarian) ~ Hospital Employee
Dave Trott (R) ~ Businessman, Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide Anil Kumar (D) ~ Physician Bob McKenzie (D) ~ Ex-US State Department Counterterrorism Official Bill Roberts (D) ~ Restaurant Owner, LaRouche Activist Nancy Skinner (D) ~ Ex-Radio Talk Show Host John Tatar (Libertarian) ~ Retired Teacher, Army Veteran
12th District Candidates:
Debbie Dingell (D) ~ Wayne State University Trustee, Lobbyist, Democratic Activist, Wife of Congressman John Dingell Ray Mullins (D) ~ Attorney Terry Bowman (R) ~ Auto Worker, Conservative Activist Bob Dashairya (Libertarian) ~ Businessman
13th District Candidates:
Horace Sheffield III (D) ~ Pastor, Civil Rights Activist Jeff Gorman (R) ~ Retired Airline Pilot, Navy Veteran Chris Sharer (Libertarian) ~ Ron Paul Campaign Activist, 2012 Nominee
14th District Candidates:
Hansen Clarke (D) ~ Attorney, Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Senator, Ex-State Representative Burgess Foster (D) ~ Teacher, USMC Veteran Rudy Hobbs (D) ~ Teacher, State Representative, Ex-Southfield School Board Member Brenda Lawrence (D) ~ Southfield Mayor, Ex-Southfield School Board Member, 2012 Candidate, 2010 Lieutenant Governor Nominee Christina Conyers (R) ~ Cousin of Congressman Conyers Leonard Schwartz (Libertarian) ~ Attorney, Economist
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