As Election Day approaches, we are highlighting the races to watch in key battleground legislative chambers. Here, we feature the Michigan House of Representatives.
In 2011, Republicans reclaimed majority control of the Michigan House and spent six years tackling issues like balancing the budget, paying off $20 billion in debt, and creating 475,000 new private sector jobs. This year, all 110 seats are up for election, and with the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee targeting the state ahead of 2020’s redistricting, the Republican majority is more important than ever. Currently, the GOP holds 62 seats, the Democrats hold 45, and three are vacant.
Here are the Republican candidates to watch:
State House District 39 – Klint Kesto (R) v. Michael Stack (D)
State House District 56 – Jason Sheppard (R) v. Tom Redmond (D)
State House District 61 – Brandt Iden (R) v. John Fisher (D)
State House District 62 – John Bizon (R) v. Jim Haadsma (D)
State House District 71 – Tom Barrett (R) v. Theresa Abed (D)
State House District 91 – Holly Hughes (R) v. Collene Lamonte (D)
State House District 20 – Jeff Noble (R) v. Colleen Pobur (D)
State House District 24 – Steve Marino (R) v. Dana Camphous-Peterson (D)
State House District 57 – Bronna Kahle (R) v. Harvey Schmidt (D)
State House District 64 – Julie Alexander (R) v. Ron Brooks (D)
State House District 66 – Beth Griffin (R) v. Annie Brown (D)
State House District 79 – Kim LaSata (R) v. Marletta Seats (D)
State House District 85 – Ben Frederick (R) v. Anthony Karhoff (D)
State House District 99 – Roger Hauck (R) v. Bryan Mielke (D)
State House District 101 – Curt VanderWall (R) v. Dan Scripps (D)
State House District 106 – Sue Allor (R) v. Robert Kennedy (D)
State House District 108 – Beau LaFave (R) v. Scott Celello (D)
Maintaining and strengthening the majority will be critical in defending conservative efforts over the last six years as well as championing new conservative legislation designed to create jobs, grow the economy, and fix ailing infrastructure.
As Aristotle said, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Every legislative chamber matters, and GOPAC is committed to having strong Republican majorities in every legislative chamber around the country.