2018 Michigan elections

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The Michigan general election, 2018 was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 throughout Michigan. The Democrats swept all of the statewide offices held by the Republicans.




Incumbent Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow won re-election to a fourth term.

House of Representatives[edit]

Democrats gained two House seats in the United States House of Representatives giving Michigan's House delegation an even split with seven Democrats and seven Republicans.



Governor and Lieutenant Governor[edit]

The Democratic ticket of Gretchen Whitmer and Garlin Gilchrist won the races for governor and lieutenant governor. This is a Democratic gain.

Secretary of State[edit]

Former Wayne State University Law School Dean Jocelyn Benson was elected secretary of state which was a Democratic gain. She became the first Democratic Michigan Secretary of State since 1995.

Attorney General[edit]

Detroit-based attorney Dana Nessel was elected Michigan attorney general becoming the first Democratic attorney general in 16 years.



All 38 seats in the Michigan Senate were be up for election in 2018. Democrats gained five seats, but Republicans still control the Michigan Senate with 22 Republicans and 16 Democrats.

House of Representatives[edit]

All 110 seats in the Michigan House of Representatives were up for election in 2018. Democrats gained five seats, but Republicans still control the Michigan House with 58 Republicans and 52 Democrats.


Supreme Court[edit]

Two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court were up for election in 2018. Justice Kurt Wilder, who was appointed by Governor Snyder to replace retiring Justice Robert P. Young Jr., and Justice Beth Clement, who was named by Governor Snyder to replace Justice Joan Larsen after the latter was confirmed to a seat on the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in November, 2017,[1] are each eligible to run for re-election. The two winners of the election were Clement and Megan Cavanagh, who unseated Wilder.[2]


  1. ^ Egan, Paul (17 November 2017). "Snyder names Chief Legal Counsel Beth Clement to Michigan Supreme Court". Detroit Free Press.
  2. ^ Mack, Julie (November 7, 2018). "Beth Clement, Megan Kathleen Cavanagh poised to win Michigan Supreme Court seats". Michigan Live. Retrieved December 2, 2018.

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