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Michigan Election Ballot 2016: Candidates for Each Office

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A resident votes in the Michigan primary March 8, 2016 in Royal Oak, Michigan. (Getty)

Michigan voters go to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots in races for the state’s U.S. House seats, as well as its state House and Senate seats.

Eight parties have lines on the ballot in Michigan: the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, the U.S. Taxpayers Party, the Libertarian Party, the Green Party, the Natural Law Party, the Working Class Party, and the Independent Party. There’s also a ballot line for write-in candidates.

You can find a sample ballot for your town by providing your address at this Ballotpedia page.

Here’s a list of your candidate options for each race:

President and Vice President

U.S. Senate

There are no U.S. Senate elections in Michigan this year; they will take place in 2018.

U.S. House

Click here for more details about each of the state’s 14 congressional districts by zip code, and click here for a map of congressional districts.

First District

  • Jack Bergman of the Republican Party
  • Lon Johnson of the Democratic Party
  • Diane Bostow of the Libertarian Party
  • Ellis Boal of the Green Party

Second District

  • Incumbent Bill Huizenga of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Dennis Murphy of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Erwin Haas of the Libertarian Party
  • Challenger Matthew Brady of the Green Party
  • Challenger Ronald Graeser of the U.S. Taxpayers Party

Third District

  • Incumbent Justin Amash of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Douglas Smith of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Ted Gerrard of the U.S. Taxpayers Party

Fourth District

  • Incumbent John Moolenaar of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Leonard Schwartz of the Libertarian Party
  • Challenger Jordan Salvi of the Green Party
  • Challenger George Zimmer of the U.S. Taxpayers Party
  • Challenger Keith Butkovich of the Natural Law Party
  • Challenger Debra Wirth of the Democratic Party (write-in)

Fifth District

  • Incumbent Dan Kildee of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Allen Hardwick of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Steve Sluka of the Libertarian Party
  • Challenger Harley Mikkelson of the Green Party

Sixth District

  • Incumbent Fred Upton of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Paul Clements of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Lorence Wenke of the Libertarian Party

Seventh District

  • Incumbent Tim Walberg of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Gretchen Driskell of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Ken Proctor of the Libertarian Party

Eighth District

  • Incumbent Mike Bishop of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Suzanna Shkreli of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Jeff Wood of the Libertarian Party
  • Challenger Maria Green of the Green Party
  • Challenger Jeremy Burgess of the Natural Law Party

Ninth District

  • Incumbent Sander Levin of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Christopher Morse of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Matthew Orlando of the Libertarian Party
  • Challenger John McDermott of the Green Party

Tenth District

  • Paul Mitchell of the Republican Party
  • Frank Accavitti Jr of the Democratic Party
  • Lisa Lane Gioia of the Libertarian Party
  • Benjamin Nofs of the Green Party

Eleventh District

  • Incumbent David Trott of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Anil Kumar of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Johnathan Ray Osment of the Libertarian Party
  • Challenger Kerry Betivolio of the Independent Party

Twelfth District

  • Incumbent Debbie Dingell of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Jeff Jones of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Tom Bagwell of the Libertarian Party
  • Challenger Dylan Calewarts of the Green Party
  • Challenger Gary Walkowicz of the Working Class Party

Thirteenth District

  • Incumbent John Conyers Jr of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Jeff Gorman of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Tiffany Hayden of the Libertarian Party
  • Challenger Sam Johnson of the Working Class Party

Fourteenth District

  • Incumbent Brenda Lawrence of the Democratic Party
  • Challenger Howard Klausner of the Republican Party
  • Challenger Gregory Creswell of the Libertarian Party
  • Challenger Marcia Squier of the Green Party

State Legislative Races

In the state Senate no elections are set to take place again until 2018. In the state House of Representatives all 110 total seats are up for election. The next gubernatorial election will not take place until 2018.

Ballotpedia has a full list of elections in the House. The site also has a comprehensive breakdown of races to watch in both houses.

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