Michigan elections, 2010
Elections were held in Michigan on Tuesday, November 2, 2010. Primary elections were held on August 3, 2010.
United States House
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Secretary of State
Republican candidate Ruth Johnson won the election with 50.7%, Democratic Party candidate Jocelyn Benson got 45.2%, Libertarian Party candidate Scotty Boman got 1.8%, U.S. Taxpayers Party candidate Robert Gale got 1.3% and Green Party candidate John A. La Pietra got 1.0%.
Republican candidate Bill Schuette won the election with 52% of the votes, while Democrat David Leyton got 43.5%. Libertarian Party candidate Daniel W. Grow got 2%, and U.S. Taxpayers Party candidate Gerald Van Sickle got 1.9%.
Prior to the November 2010 election, in the Michigan Senate the Democratic Party had 16 seats and the Republican Party had 22. After the election, the Republican Party gained 4 seats, giving them 26 seats over the Democratic Party's 12.
State House of Representatives
Prior to the November 2010 election, the Democratic Party held 65 seats in the House and the Republican Party held 42 seats. The Democratic Party lost 18 total seats, and now has 47, while the Republican Party's victory brought them up to 63 seats in the House, swaying the Michigan House of Representatives' majority from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.
Republican Party candidate Robert P. Young, Jr. won with 27.88%, re-claiming his seat over Democratic Party candidate Denise Langford-Morris with 17.27% and Independent Bob Roddis, who claimed 6.59%. Republican Party candidate Mary Beth Kelly won with 29.94%, taking the seat from Democratic Party candidate Alton Davis, who got 19.33%.
1st District candidates Cynthia Stephens and Kurtis T. Wilder were re-elected with 56.12% and 43.88% of the vote. 2nd District candidate Pat Donofrio was re-elected with 100% of the vote. 3rd District candidates Joel P. Hoekstra, David H. Sawyer and Douglas Shapiro were re-elected with 52.32%, 47.68% and 100% of the vote. 4th District candidates Donald S. Owens and William C. Whitbeck were re-elected with 51.90% and 48.10% of the vote. All candidates ran uncontested.
The Michigan Felon Politician Ban Amendment, Proposal 2 was approved, banning felons from running for any political or public office, while the Michigan Constitutional Convention, Proposal 1 was defeated, meaning that the Michigan State Constitution will not be re-written.
Many elections for county and city offices were also held on November 2, 2010.
- Elections in Michigan by the Michigan Department of State
- Michigan Candidate List at Imagine Election - Search for candidates by address or zip code
- Michigan Congressional Races in 2010 for campaign finance data for federal races from OpenSecrets.org
- Michigan State Races in 2010 campaign finance data for state races from Follow the Money