Michigan Democratic Party

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Michigan Democratic Party
ChairpersonLavora Barnes
Governor of MichiganGretchen Whitmer
Lieutenant Governor of MichiganGarlin Gilchrist
Senate LeaderJim Ananich
House LeaderChristine Greig
HeadquartersLansing, Michigan
Social liberalism
Political positionCenter-left
National affiliationDemocratic Party
Colors     Blue
Michigan House of Representatives
52 / 110
Michigan Senate
16 / 38
Statewide Executive Offices
4 / 4
U.S. House of Representatives
7 / 14
U.S. Senate
2 / 2
Official Website

The Michigan Democratic Party is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the state of Michigan. It is based in Lansing. Lavora Barnes is the current Party Chair.[1] She was previously the Party's Chief Operating Officer.[2]

Current officeholders[edit]

The Michigan Democratic Party controls all four statewide offices and holds a minority of seats in the Michigan House of Representatives and Michigan Senate. Democrats hold both of Michigan's U.S. Senate seats, 7 of the state's 14 U.S. House seats, and majorities on the elected governing boards of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University as well as a majority on the State Board of Education.[3]

Members of Congress[edit]

Democrats comprise 9 of Michigan's 16-member Congressional delegation - including both US Senators and 7 member of the House of Representatives.

U.S. Senate[edit]

Democrats have controlled both of Michigan's seats in the U.S. Senate since 2000:

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Out of the 14 seats Michigan is apportioned in the U.S. House of Representatives, 7 are held by Democrats:

Statewide offices[edit]

Democrats control all four of the elected statewide offices:

State Legislature[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gibbons, Lauren. "Lavora Barnes named Michigan Democratic Party chair". MLive.com. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2015-09-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Levin, Einhorn, Koby, Erin. "As the Michigan state school board shifts to Democratic control, meet the two new members". Chalkbeat. Retrieved 20 January 2019.

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