2018 Voter Guide: Congressional Races

On Nov. 6, voters across Michigan will be deciding who to send to the U.S. House of Representatives as well as casting their vote for one U.S. Senate seat. Click on the menu below to read more about the candidates your congressional district and the Senate.


District 1


Jack Bergman

The Incumbent: Jack Bergman - R

  • Age:  71
  • Experience:  Current U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 1st congressional district (first elected in 2016), former Lieutenant General in the United States Marine Corps
  • Education:  Undergraduate degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, Master of Business Administration degree from the University of West Florida
  • Campaign Website: BergmanforCongress.com
  • Twitter: @RepJackBergman
  • Facebook: Bergman for Congress
  • Special Info: Serves on the House Committee on Veteran Affairs, the House Budget Committee and the Natural Resources Committee

  • Vote Record: Bergman.House.Gov


Matt Morgan

The Challenger: Matt Morgan - D

  • Age:  N/A
  • Experience: Former United States Marine Corps officer
  • Education:  University of Illinois
  • Campaign Website: MattMorganforMichigan.com
  • Twitter: @MorganForMI
  • Facebook: Morgan for Michigan
  • Special Info: Endorsed by the Michigan Nurses Association, the United Automobile Workers, the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council and more.

 


 

District 2


Bill Huizenga

The Incumbent: Bill Huizenga - R

  • Age: 49
  • Experience: Current U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 2nd congressional district (first elected in 2010), current co-owner and operator of Huizenga Gravel Company, former Michigan Representative for District 90
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Calvin College
  • Campaign Website: HuizengaforCongress.com
  • Twitter: @RepHuizenga
  • Facebook: Bill Huizenga
  • Special Info: Chairman of the Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment Subcommittee, member of the Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee. Endorsed by Michigan Right to Life, the Michigan Farm Bureau, the National Rifle Association and more.
  • Voter Record: Huizenga.House.Gov

 


 

Rob Davidson

The Challenger: Rob Davidson - D

  • Age: 46
  • Experience: Current emergency room physician, former family physician,
  • Education:  Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Kalamazoo College, Doctor of Medicine from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
  • Campaign Website: Rob Davidson for Congress
  • Twitter: @VoteRobDavidson
  • Facebook: Rob Davidson for Congress
  • Special Info: Endorsed by U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren, Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, the Michigan Education Association, the Indivisible Project and more.

District 3


Justin Amash

The Incumbent: Justin Amash - R

WDET COVERAGE:

Michigan GOP Greets Ryan Retirement with Gratitude and Gripes, April 11, 2018

Trump Wants to Ban Transgender Troops. What Do Service Members Want? [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], July 31, 2017

White House Official Violated Law by Calling for Defeat of Michigan Congressman, June 9, 2016


Cathy Albro

The Challenger: Cathy Albro - D

  • Age: 65
  • Experience: Elementary educator, founder of the Creative Learning Center, owner of Creative Learning Toys retail store
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and Child development from Michigan State University
  • Campaign Website: CathyAlbroforCongress.com
  • Twitter: @cathyalbro
  • Facebook: Cathy Albro for Congress
  • Special Info: Endorsed by the Michigan Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers, the United Automobile Workers and more.

District 4


John Moolenaar

The Incumbent: John Moolenaar - R

  • Age:  57
  • Experience: Current U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 4th congressional district (first elected in 2014), former Michigan State Senator from District 36, former Michigan Representative for District 98
  • Education: Bachelor of Science degree from Hope College, Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard University
  • Campaign Website: JohnMoolenaarforCongress.com
  • Twitter: @RepMoolenaar
  • Facebook: John Moolenaar for Congress
  • Special Info:  Serves on the House Committee on Appropriations as a member of the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, the  Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies and the Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
  • Voter Record: VoteSmart.org

Jerry Hilliard

The Challenger: Jerry Hilliard - D

  • Age: N / A
  • Experience: Former public school educator, former professor of economics and business at Mid-Michigan Community College and Lansing Community College
  • Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education, Physical Education and Biology from Central Michigan University, Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan - Flint, Master of Arts degree in Sports Administration from Central Michigan University
  • Campaign Website: HilliardforCongress.com
  • Twitter: @HilliardForCong
  • Facebook: Hilliard for Congress
  • Special Info: Endorsed by the Mid-Michigan Area Labor Council AFL-CIO, Sheet Metal Workers International Local #7, the United Automobile Workers Local #652 and more.

District 5


Dan Kildee

The Incumbent: Dan Kildee - D

  • Age: 60
  • Experience: Current U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 5th district (2013-present), former Genesee County Treasurer (1997-2009)
  • Education: Central Michigan University, University of Michigan-Flint
  • Campaign Website: DanKildee.com
  • Twitter: @RepDanKildee
  • Facebook: Rep Dan Kildee
  • Special Info: Vice Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee
  • Voter Record: VoteSmart.org

Full Report Coming Soon

WDET COVERAGE

How Are Michigan Cities Like Flint Doing in 2018? [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], June 6, 2018

Congressman Dan Kildee on New Flint Water Charges [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], Oct. 11, 2017

Congressman Dan Kildee on Trump, Dem Deal and Disaster Relief [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], Sept. 7, 2017


Travis Wines

The Challenger: Travis Wines - R

Full Report Coming Soon

 

 

 


Public Domain

The Challenger: Kathy Goodwin - Working Class

Full Report Coming Soon

 

 


 

District 6


Fred Upton

The Incumbent: Fred Upton - R

  • Age: 65
  • Experience: Current U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 6th congressional district (first elected in 1992), current Chair of the House Energy Committe, former U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 4th district, former congressional staffer that served in the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Michigan
  • Campaign Website: FredUpton.com
  • Twitter: @RepFredUpton
  • Facebook: Upton for All of Us
  • Special Info: Serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy. Endorsed by the ClearPath Action Fund, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, NFIB and more.
  • Voter Record: Upton.House.Gov

 

WDET COVERAGE:

That’s Not Who We Are,’ Says Rep. Fred Upton on Child Separation [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], June 21, 2018

Rep. Fred Upton and Rep. Debbie Dingell Team Up to Battle Opioid Addiction [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], May 24, 2018


Matt Longjohn

The Challenger: Matt Longjohn - D

  • Age:  N/A
  • Experience: Assistant Medical Director for the Help Network (Handgun Epidemic Lowering Plan), research and advocacy faculty in the departments of pediatrics and preventive medicine at Northwestern University, Executive Director of the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children
  • Education: Doctor of Medicine degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, Master of Public Health degree from School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Internal medicine residency at Northwestern University
  • Campaign Website: MattLongjohnforCongress.com
  • Twitter: @MattLongjohn
  • Facebook: Matt Longjohn for Congress
  • Special Info: Endorsed by Electrical Workers Local 153, Sierra Club, End Citizens United and more.

District 7


Tim Walberg

The Incumbent: Tim Walberg - R

  • Age: 67
  • Experience: Current U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 7th congressional district (first elected in 2004), former Michigan Representative from District 57, former Christian pastor
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in religious education from Taylor University, Master of Arts degree in communications from Wheaton College
  • Campaign Website: WalbergforCongress.com
  • Twitter: @RepWalberg
  • Facebook: Walberg for Congress
  • Special Info: Serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Education and the Workforce Committee as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.
  • Voter Record: VoteSmart.org

WDET COVERAGE:

Big Money in the Race for Michigan’s 7th Congressional District, Nov. 3, 2016


Gretchen Driskell

The Challenger: Gretchen Driskell - D

  • Age: N/A
  • Experience: Former Michigan Representative from District 52, former Mayor of Saline, Mich., former commercial real estate agent
  • Education: Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Lynchburg College, Master of Business Administration degree from George Washington University
  • Campaign Website: VoteDriskell.com
  • Twitter: @gdriskell
  • Facebook: Vote Gretchen
  • Special Info: Endorsed by Emily’s List, End Citizens United, International Union of Operating Engineers and more.

 

WDET COVERAGE:

Big Money in the Race for Michigan’s 7th Congressional District, Nov. 3, 2016


Mike Bishop

District 8


The Incumbent: Mike Bishop - R

  • Age:  51
  • Experience:  Two terms in the United States House of Representatives, Former State Senate Majority Leader
  • Education:  Undergraduate degree from University of Michigan, Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law
  • Campaign Website: ElectMikeBishop.com
  • Twitter: @electmikebishop
  • Facebook: ElectMikeBishop
  • Special Info: Serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Vote Record: MikeBishop.House.gov

Read WDET’s Full Report on the District 8 Race

WDET COVERAGE

What’s Ahead for Congress in 2018? [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], Jan. 3, 2018

Sitting Ducks”: Rep. Bishop Describes Shooting at GOP Baseball Practice, June 14, 2017

Bipartisanship in Congress: It’s a thing, say Reps. Debbie Dingell and Mike Bishop [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], June 2, 2016


Elissa Slotkin for Congress

The Challenger: Elissa Slotkin - D

  • Age:  41
  • Experience: Spent career in national service. Joined the CIA after 9/11 and served three tours in Iraq. Worked for both the Bush and Obama administrations at the White House and the Pentagon.
  • Education:  Cornell University (BA) Columbia University (MA)
  • Campaign Website: elissaforcongress.com
  • Twitter: @elissaslotkinforcongress
  • Facebook: Elissa Slotkin for Congress
  • Special Info: Endorsed by former President Barack Obama, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, National Education Association and more.

Read WDET’s Full Report on the District 8 Race

 WDET COVERAGE

Are Michigan Republicans in Trouble in November Election? [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], Sept. 17, 2018

Former National Security Official Announces Candidacy to Challenge Rep. Mike Bishop, July 11, 2017


www.ellison4congress.com

The Challenger: Brian Ellison - L

Brian Ellison - L

  • Age: N/A
  • Experience: Project Estimator, Ronnisch Construction Group. Former Operations at Regency DKI, a disaster restoration provider. Served in the US Army for 8 years.
  • Education:  Associate’s Degree, Central Texas College. He started school at but did not graduate from Michigan State University and the University of Arizona.
  • Campaign Website: Elliosn4Congress.com
  • Twitter:  @Ellison4MI8
  • Facebook:  Ellison 4 Congress
  • Special Info:  His campaign site says he believes in self-ownership, the freemarket and opposing the initiation of force. “We as a people must admit that the many laws, regulations, and policies established over the years in an effort to ‘promote social welfare’ have failed in their stated purpose.  Those laws and regulations now represent the greatest threat to our natural rights, and must be repealed,” he writes on his campaign site.

Read WDET’s Full Report on the District 8 Race


Public Domain

The Challenger: David Jay Lillis - U.S. Taxpayers

  • Age: N/A
  • Experience: N/A
  • Education: N/A
  • Campaign Website: N/A
  • Twitter: N/A
  • Facebook: N/A

 

 

 

 


District 9


Andy Levin

Andy Levin - D

  • Age:57
  • Experience: Started clean energy company Lean & Green Michigan. Served as acting director of the Michigan Department of Energy Labor and Economic Growth and chief workforce officer, creating the job training program No Worker Left Behind. Worked as a union organizer for the SEIU and the national AFL-CIO. Served as a principal investigator and writer for Human Rights Watch.
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts from Williams College, Master of Public Administration from the University of Michigan, Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.
  • Campaign Website: AndyLevinForCongress.com
  • Twitter: @Andy_Levin
  • Facebook: Andy Levin For Congress
  • Special Info: Levin is running for the U.S. House seat long held by his father, Michigan Congressman Sander Levin, who is retiring. He is also the nephew of former Michigan U.S. Senator Carl Levin. Endorsed by American Federation of Teachers, Michigan Building and Trades Council, Teamsters and more.

Read WDET’s Full Report on the District 9 Race

WDET COVERAGE

Political Dynasties: Why Do Voters Keep Electing People With The Same Last Names? [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], Dec. 8, 2017


Candius Stearns for Congress

Candius Stern - R

  • Age: N/A
  • Experience: Served as Treasurer in Republican 9th Congressional District. Founded DFB TPA Services. In 2016 combined group benefits practice with Mason-McBride Corporation privately owned independent insurance and financial services organization.
  • Education: N/A
  • Campaign Website: Candiusfor Congress.com
  • Twitter: @CandiusStearns
  • Facebook: Candius for Congress
  • Special Info: Endorsed by Rep. Paul Mitchell, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, National Association of Health Underwriters and more.

Read WDET’s Full Report on the District 9 Race


John McDermott

John McDermott - Green Party

  • Age: N/A
  • Experience: Worked as a commercial realtor in Detroit. Ran for U.S. House in 9th Congressional District as a Green Party candidate in both 2014 and 2016.
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in accounting; J.D., University of Detroit-Mercy Law School.
  • Campaign Website: ElectJohnVMcDermott.com
  • Twitter: N/A
  • Facebook: N/A

Read WDET’s Full Report on the District 9 Race


Courtesy of Andrea Kirby

Andrea Kirby - Working Class

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District 10


U.S. House of Representatives

The Incumbent: Paul Mitchell - R

  • Age: 61
  • Experience: Elected to U.S. House of Representatives in 2016, 35 years experience in workforce education.
  • Education: Michigan State University
  • Campaign Website: PaulMitchellforCongress.com
  • Twitter: @PaulMitchell4US
  • Facebook: Paul Mitchell for US
  • Special Info: Serves on the House Committees for Transportation and Infrastructure, Armed Services, and Oversight and Government Reform.
  • Voter Record: VoteSmart.org

Read WDET’s Full Interview with Mitchell

WDET COVERAGE

Election 2016: Paul Mitchell Candidate Questionnaire, July 28, 2016


Kimberly Bizon

The Challenger: Kimberly Bizon - D

  • Age: 49
  • Experience: Business owner, Senior online interactive director for Sussman Agency, environmental activist
  • Education: Michigan State University, College for Creative Studies
  • Campaign Website: ElectBizon2018.com
  • Twitter: @ElectBizon2018
  • Facebook: Elect Bizon 2018
  • Special Info: President of Huronia Heights subdivision, Lexington, Mich.

Read WDET’s Full Interview with Bizon

WDET COVERAGE

Prepare to Vote: Candidate Kimberly Bizon [AUDIO, TRANSCRIPT], Aug. 3, 2018


Pat Batcheller

The Challenger: Harley Mikkelson - Green Party

  • Age: 71
  • Experience: Retired, worked for State of Michigan for 27 years.
  • Education: Michigan State University
  • Campaign Website: HarleyMikkelson.com
  • Twitter: N/A
  • Facebook: N/A

Read WDET’s Full Interview with Mikkelson


Jeremy Peruski for US Congress

The Challenger: Jeremy Peruski - Independent

  • Age: 44
  • Experience: Former financial advisor for technology industry in Asia
  • Education: Michigan State University
  • Campaign Website: PeruskiforCongress.com
  • Twitter: @VotePeruski
  • Facebook: Vote Peruski
  • Special Info: Running as independent candidate

Read WDET’s Full Interview With Peruski


District 11


Haley Stevens for Congress

Haley Stevens - D

  • Age: 35
  • Experience: Served as de-faco chief of staff or Auto Task Force within the U.S. Department of Treasury, 2009. Worked with advanced manufacturing lab in Chicago creating job training and online certification programs for digital manufacturers. Served as briefing director for Sen. Joe Biden during Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in social policy and philosophy from American University
  • Campaign Website: HaleyStevensforCongress.com
  • Twitter: @HaleyLive
  • Facebook: Haley Stevens For Congress
  • Special Info: Endorsed by former President Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Detroit Free Press and more.

Read WDET’s Full Report on the District 11 Race


Lena Epstein for Congress

Lena Epstein - R

  • Age: 37
  • Experience: Co-owns Vesco Oil Corporation, her family’s business. Co-chair, 2016 Donald Trump Michigan Presidential Campaign. Appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the Michigan Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board in 2012.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree, Harvard University; Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan
  • Campaign Website: LenaforCongress.com
  • Twitter: @LenaEpstein
  • Facebook: Lena for Congress
  • Special Info: Endorsed by the Detroit News, National Rifle Association, the Susan B. Anthony List and more.

Read WDET’s Full Report on the District 11 Race

WDET COVERAGE

Trump’s Michigan Co-Chair Spars Over Week’s News with Stephen Henderson [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], March 10, 2017


Leonard Schwartz

Leonard Schwartz - L

  • Age: 73
  • Experience: Retired economist, lawyer, professor of law and economics. 2016 Libertarian candidate in 2016 for U.S. House seat in Michigan’s 4th Congressional District. Ran in 2014 and 2012 for U.S. House in Michigan’s 14th Congressional District.
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Chicago, Master of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University, Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School.
  • Campaign Website: LeonardSchwartz.us
  • Twitter: @LenSchwartz3
  • Facebook: N/A
  • Special Info: Graduate of Mumford High School in Detroit

Read WDET’s Full Report on the District 11 Race


Cooper Nye

Cooper Nye - Independent

  • Age: 26
  • Experience: Worked for libertarian public affairs firm and global PR agency. Interned at the conservative Heritage Foundation’s department of political thought.
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in political theory and international relations from Michigan State University.
  • Campaign Website: CoopforCongress.com
  • Twitter: @Coop4Congress
  • Facebook: Coop for Congress 2018
  • Special Info: Youngest Michigan Congressional Candidate on the Ballot

Read WDET’s Full Report on the District 11 Race


District 12


Debbie Dingell

The Incumbent: Debbie Dingell - D

  • Age: 64
  • Experience:  Current U.S. Representative from Michigan’s 12th district (first elected in 2014), Former auto lobbyist (consultant to the American Automobile Policy Council)
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Foreign Services and a Master of Science in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University.
  • Campaign Website: DebbieDingellforCongress.com
  • Twitter: @RepDebDingell
  • Facebook: Debbie.Dingell
  • Special Info: Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in addition to being a Senior Whip, member of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, and the Subcommittee on the Environment. Married to John Dingell (longest sitting U.S. congressperson). Endorsed by National Organization for Women, Michigan Agri-Business Association and more.
  • Voter Record: VoteSmart.org

Read WDET’s Full Report on the District 12 Race

 

WDET COVERAGE

Rep. Dingell Calls for ‘Thorough Investigation’ Into Wayne County Election Troubles [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], Aug. 8, 2018

Rep. Fred Upton and Rep. Debbie Dingell Team Up to Battle Opioid Addiction [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], May 24, 2018

Rep. Debbie Dingell: Roseanne’s Tweet Does Not Reflect How Americans Feel [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], May 31, 2018

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell Talks DACA, Budget Showdown, and Auto Show [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], Jan. 17, 2018


Jeff Jones

The Challenger: Jeff Jones - R

  • Age: 57
  • Experience:  Businessman, minister and author
  • Education: N/A
  • Campaign Website: JeffJones4Congress.com
  • Twitter: N/A
  • Facebook: N/A
  • Special Info: Formerly ran as Independent, now GOP.

Read WDET’s Full Report on the District 12 Race

WDET COVERAGE

Experience, Exposure take Center Stage in Michigan’s 12th Congressional District Race, Nov. 1, 2016

Michigan’s 12th Congressional District, Nov. 1, 2016

 


Eli Newman

The Challenger: Gary Walkowicz - Working Class

  • Age: 69
  • Experience: Employee at Ford’s Dearborn-Rouge plant for the last 40 years, served on a bargaining committee for the United Auto Workers
  • Education: N/A
  • Campaign Website: N/A
  • Twitter: N/A
  • Facebook: N/A
  • Special Info: Working Class Party

Read WDET’s Full Report on the District 12 Race


Niles Niemuth

The Challenger: Niles Niemuth - Socialist Equality Party

Read WDET’s Full Report on the District 12 Race


 

District 13


Rashida Tlaib for Congress

Rashida Tlaib - D

  • Age: 42
  • Experience: State Representative 2008-2014 — ranking Democratic member of the House Appropriations Committee. Sugar Law Center - Community Partnership & Development Director
  • Education: Juris Doctor from Thomas Cooley Law School, Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University
  • Campaign Website: RashidaForCongress.com
  • Twitter: @RashidaTlaib
  • Facebook: Rashida For Congress
  • Special Info: Endorsed by Michigan Education Association, UFCW Local 876, Justice Democrats and more.

Read WDET’s Full Report on the District 13 Races

WDET COVERAGE

Rashida Tlaib After Victory: ‘People Saw That I Was Real’ [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], Aug. 9, 2018

Race to Replace Conyers Comes Down to the Wire, Aug. 7, 2018

What To Expect From Women’s Marches In Washington D.C. And Detroit [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], Jan. 20, 2017

Meet the Proposals That Could Dramatically Change Detroit’s Development, Nov. 7, 2016


Brenda Jones

Brenda Jones - D

  • Age: N/A
  • Experience:  Elected to the Detroit City Council in 2005. Re-elected in 2009, 2013, 2017. Elected Council President in 2014 and 2018. Prior to Council, retired after 30-plus years with Michigan Bell/SBC/AT&T.
  • Education: Bachelor of Science from Wayne State University
  • Campaign Website: VoteBrendaJones.com
  • Twitter: @VoteBrendaJones
  • Facebook: Brenda Jones for Congress
  • Special Info: Endorsed by the United Automobile Workers, Operating Engineers Local 324, Unite Here! and more.

Read WDET’s Full Report on the District 13 Races

WDET COVERAGE

Race to Replace Conyers Comes Down to the Wire, Aug. 7, 2018

Chemical Bank Makes Detroit Its New Corporate Home, July 26, 2018

Brenda Jones Re-elected as Council President, Jan. 2, 2018

Voter Guide: At-Large City Council Candidates [VIDEO], Oct. 21, 2017


D. Etta Wilcoxon for Congress

D. Etta Wilcoxon - Green Party

  • Age: N/A
  • Experience: 2004 - Present: Founder, Publisher and Editor In Chief — The Renaissance Observer; 2003 - 1999: Executive Director — The Northend Community Development Corporation; 1996 - 1998: DEW’s Consulting Agency - Wayne County Community College; 1997 - 1995: Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Arts from the University of Detroit, Juris Doctor from the Cumberland School of Law
  • Campaign Website: N/A
  • Twitter: @TeamWilcoxon
  • Facebook: Team Wilcoxon Public Servants

 


WorkingClassFight.com

Sam Johnson - Working Class

  • Age: N/A
  • Experience: 30 years at Chrysler. Active union member. Ran for Congress as independent in 2014. Worked to put Working Class Party on the ballot in 2016.
  • Education: GED. Attended Wayne State University for 2 years.
  • Campaign Website: Working Class Candidate Page
  • Twitter: N/A
  • Facebook: N/A

 

 


 

District 14


Brenda Lawrence

The Incumbent: Brenda Lawrence - D

  • Age: 64
  • Experience: Current U.S. Representative from Michigan’s 14th Congressional District (first elected in 2014), former mayor of Southfield, former Southfield Board of Education President and Southfield City Council President
  • Education: Pershing High School, B.A. in Public Administration from Central Michigan University
  • Campaign Website: BrendaLawrence.com
  • Twitter: @RepLawrence
  • Facebook: Rep. B Lawrence
  • Special Info: Serves on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Voter Record: VoteSmart.org

Full Report Coming Soon

WDET COVERAGE

How Are Michigan Cities Like Flint Doing in 2018? [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], June 6, 2018

Congress Members Call for Investigation into Sex Harassment Allegations Against Trump, Dec. 13, 2017

Michigan Congresswoman says Trump Now Better Aware of African-American Concerns, March 24, 2017


Public Domain

The Challenger: Marc Herschfus - R

  • Age:  N/A
  • Experience: Former candidate for the Forty-sixth Judicial District Court in Michigan, Doctor of internal medicine, Family lawyer
  • Education: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Doctor of Medicine degree from Wayne State University Medical School, Wayne State University Law School
  • Campaign Website: N/A
  • Twitter: N/A
  • Facebook: Marc Herschfus for Congress

Full Report Coming Soon

 


 

U.S. Senate


The Incumbent: Debbie Stabenow - D

  • Age:  68
  • Experience: Currently serves as one of two U.S. Senators from Michigan. She was first elected to that body in 2000. Was elected to the U.S. House in 1996. Served in the Michigan State Senate from 1990 - 1994. Served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1979 - 1990. Has also worked as a social worker.
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts and Master of Social Work degrees from Michigan State University
  • Campaign Website: DebbieStabenow.com
  • Twitter: @Stabenow
  • Facebook: Stabenow
  • Special Info: Serves on the Joint Committee on Taxation, Ranking member, former chair of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Serves on the Committee on the Budget, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Committee on Finance
  • Voter Record: VoteSmart.org

Read WDET’s Full Report on the U.S. Senate Race

WDET COVERAGE

Former GOP Staffer Brandon Brice Talks Politics Ahead of Midterms [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], Oct. 29, 2018

Sen. Stabenow: Trump ‘Shooting in All Directions’ When It Comes to Trade [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], Sept. 11, 2018

Sen. Stabenow Talks Soo Locks, Line 5 Pipeline at Mackinac Policy Conference [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], May 31, 2018

Sen. Debbie Stabenow Slams Trump’s Great Lakes Plan, Russian Links [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], June 5, 2017


John James MI

The Challenger: John James - R

  • Age: 37
  • Experience: Served in U.S. military as a Ranger-qualified aviation officer, saw combat action in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Currently works as president of a business owned by his family, James Group International. Served as a board member of the Michigan Council for Future Mobility, Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council, National Veteran Business Development Council and Detroit Workforce Development Board.
  • Education: Bachelor of Science degree from U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Master of Supply Chain Management and Information Systems from Penn State University, Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.
  • Campaign Website: JohnJamesforSenate.com
  • Twitter: @JohnJamesMI
  • Facebook: John James MI
  • Special Info: Endorsed by President Trump and Vice President Pence

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WDET COVERAGE

Former GOP Staffer Brandon Brice Talks Politics Ahead of Midterms [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], Oct. 29, 2018

Trump Endorses John James To Run Against U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow [Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson], July 30, 2018


Public Domain

The Challenger: George Huffman III - U.S. Taxpayers

  • Age: N/A
  • Experience: State of Michigan delegate since 2014. Board Director, Shiawassee Council on Aging, Owosso Senior Center. Board member, Perry Morrice Shaftsburg Emergency Relief Council, Perry Dream Park, DDA at Perry Township.
  • Education: High School diploma, Sault Ste. Marie High School
  • Campaign Website: US Taxpayers Party of Michigan - 2018 Candidates
  • Twitter: N/A
  • Facebook: N/A

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Marcia Squier for US Senate

The Challenger: Marcia Squier - Green Party

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NationalRenewalParty.org

The Challenger: John Wilhelm - Natural Law

  • Age: 79
  • Experience: Retired. Former researcher specializing in Russian history and alternative voting practices. Worked in academia and as a clerk.
  • Education: N/A
  • Campaign Website: NationalRenewalParty.org
  • Twitter: N/A
  • Facebook: N/A

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