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The Michigan House of Representatives and Senate, as well as the Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General and all 13 of Michigan’s congressional races will be on the ballot this year. While many groups have initiated court challenges, the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission Capital Building Lansing Cropped(MICRC) is moving forward with approved maps for all three elected positions that involve districts. Candidates have until April 19th to file for office. With redistricting changing the congressional maps drastically, some colleagues will potentially be running against each other in primaries. Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence has announced her retirement, leading Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib to run in the redrawn 12th House District. There are four scheduled special elections to replace former-Rep. Mark Huizenga (now Senator Huizenga), former-Rep. Doug Wozniak (now Senator Wozniak), former-Rep. Andrea Schroeder (deceased), and former-Rep. Abdullah Hammoud (now Mayor of Dearborn). The primary is March 1st and the General Election is May 3rd, with the terms going until the end of this calendar year. The potential new districts have led to a greater number of competitive elections in the Michigan House than any time in our state’s history. According to Gongwer News Service, 36 of the seats are solid/likely Democratic, while 43 are solid/likely Republican, leaving 31 competitive seats. Several members of the state Senate have been drawn into the same district. Senators Adam Hollier and Stephanie Chang will run in the primary for the 3rd Senate District as well as Senators Mallory McMorrow and Marshall Bullock for the 8th. State Rep. Darrin Camilleri announced he's running for the 4th Senate District and the downriver seat leans democratic for the General Election. State Senator Mike MacDonald saw his current district change and the new maps could potentially entice numerous candidates to join the race. Governor Gretchen Whitmer is entering the election year from a position of strength, with no announced primary opponent and over $10 million in her campaign account. With 12 announced candidates on the Republican side, there are only three or four with any chance being competitive in the General Election. For Attorney General and Secretary of State, the Democratic candidates are incumbents Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Attorney General Dana Nessel. On the Republican side, former-President Donald Trump has endorsed community college professor Kristina Karamo for Secretary of State. The other serious Republican contender is state Rep. Beau LaFave.

For more details, click here for the full Karoub Associates 2022 Election Report