Buckle Up: 2018 Shaping Up To Be Huge Year for Michigan Politics

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The new year will bring lots of important decisions for Michigan voters to make at the ballot box.

There will be elections for all of Michigan’s top elected positions: governor, attorney general, and secretary of state.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) hopes to retain her seat in the U.S. Senate.

The entire state House and most of the state Senate will be on ballots across the state. 

And that’s not even counting all of the high-profile statewide ballot measures that could go before Michigan voters.

Groups hope to put questions related to gerrymandering, marijuana legalization, and Michigan’s prevailing wage law in front of voters in November. 

WDET’s Jake Neher and Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth talk about all the big races and ballot issues to be decided in 2018.

I think that 2018 could turn out to be the biggest non-presidential election year in Michigan that I can remember,” says Neher.

If you thought 2016 was a big year in politics, buckle up,” says Roth.

Click on the audio player above to hear that conversation.

Image credit: Jake Neher/WDET

This post is a part of 2018 Elections in Michigan.

On November 6, Michigan voters will decide who will be the state's new governor, attorney general and secretary of state. Some state House and Senate seats are up for grabs, and numerous initiatives are expected on ballots.

WDET is committed to providing honest, fair, inclusive coverage of Michigan's 2018 elections. Join us now and all the way to the voting booth to be an informed voter.


This post is a part of MichMash.

Each week, WDET's Jake Neher and Michigan Public Radio's Cheyna Roth un-jumble Michigan issues and talk about how statewide news stories affect you. 

About the Author

Jake Neher

Detroit Today - Producer & Special Projects Reporter

Jake Neher is a producer & reporter for Detroit Today

Jake.Neher@wdet.org   Follow @GJNeher

Cheyna Roth


Cheyna has interned with Michigan Radio and freelanced for WKAR public radio in Lansing. She’s also done some online freelancing and worked on documentary films.

CRoth@MPRN.org   Follow @Cheyna_R

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