Michigan’s 10th Congressional District

A Voter’s Guide to the 10th Congressional Race

An Open Seat

With U.S. Rep. Candice Miller (R-Harrison Township) stepping down to run for Macomb County public works commissioner, this multi-county seat will be filled by the winner from a race of Congressional newcomers.

Pat Batcheller

Democrat Frank Accavitti, Jr.

Frank Accavitti served in the Michigan Legislature from 2003 to 2009. He has also been the mayor of Eastpointe and a Macomb County Commissioner. Accavitti is married and has three children.

Pat Batcheller Interviews Frank Accavitti, Jr.

Why Frank Accavitti is running

Frank Accavitti talks about voter frustration

Accavitti’s Campaign Website

Follow Accavitti on Facebook and Twitter @FrankAccavitti

Pat Batcheller

Republican Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell joined Ross Education in 1985 and was CEO from 2004 to 2011. He led a successful campaign to defeat a statewide road funding proposal in 2015. 

Pat Batcheller Interviews Paul Mitchell

Why Paul Mitchell is running

Paul Mitchell talks about voter frustration

Follow Mitchell on Facebook, Twitter @PaulMitchell4US and YouTube Paul Mitchell’s campaign web site

Benjamin Nofs

Green Party Benjamin Nofs

Benjamin Nofs served in the U.S. Navy before going to work for Brown Aerospace in Kimball, Michigan. He is married and has a step-daughter. 

Pat Batcheller Interviews Benjamin Nofs

Why Benjamin Nofs is running

Benjamin Nofs on voter frustration

Nofs’s Campaign Website

Follow Nofs on Facebook or Twitter @ElectBenNofs

Pat Batcheller

Libertarian Lisa Lane Gioia

Lisa Lane Gioia graduated from the University of Michigan and started her own freelance translation business. This is her first run for public office.

Pat Batcheller Interviews Lisa Lane Gioia

Why Lisa Gioia is running

Lisa Gioia on voter frustration

Gioia’s Campaign Website

Follow Gioia’s on Facebook or Twitter @LisaForLiberty


About the Voters

Population 706,951
Age Distribution: 18-34 18.6%
Age Distribution: 35-59 36.7%
Age Distribution: 60+ 21.5%
Male 50%
Female 50%

White: 93.0%

Black: 2.8%

American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%

Asian: 1.5%

Some other race: 0.6%

Two or more: 1.8%

Hispanic or Latino: 3.0%

Foreign Born 5.8%
Education Level

Less than high school graduate: 9.9%

High school graduate: 33.5%

Some college or associate’s degree: 34.7%

Bachelor’s degree: 14.0%

Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%

Source: US Census

Previous Congressional Election Results

2014 General Election 

Candice Miller (R) – 68.68%

Chuck Stadler (D) – 29.36%

2012 General Election

Candice Miller (R) 68.80%

Chuck Stadler (D) – 29.74%

Source: Michigan Secretary of State


WDET’s Coverage of the 10th Congressional District

Repeal, Replace or Rewrite: 10th District U.S. House Candidates Weigh in on Affordable Care Act

Homepage from the 2016 August Primary Election

Coverage of Mitchell from the 2016 Primary Election

Coverage of Accavitti from the 2016 Primary Election

Mitchell’s WDET Questionnaire from the 2016  Primary Election

Accavitti’s WDET Questionnaire from the 2016 Primary Election




Wayne State University Communication Student Sandra Harris contributed to this coverage.