Michigan Senate election, 2006

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Michigan Senate elections, 2006
Michigan
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38 seats in the Michigan Senate
20 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Mike Bishop Mark Schauer
Party Republican Democratic
Leader since January 1, 2007
Leader's seat 12th District
Oakland (part)
19th District
Calhoun and Jackson (part)
Seats before 22 15
Seats after 21 17
Seat change -1 +2
Popular vote 1,619,980 1,967,404
Percentage 44.63% 54.20%

Majority Leader before election

Ken Sikkema
Republican

Majority Leader

Mike Bishop
Republican

The 2006 Michigan Senate elections took place on November 7, 2006, with partisan primaries to select the parties' candidates in the various districts on August 6, 2006.[1]

Results[edit]

Districts 1-19[edit]

1st District
(Wayne (south and east Detroit, Grosse Pointe Park))
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hansen Clarke 52,175 95.5
Republican Cynthia Cassell 2,456 4.5
Total votes 54,631 100.0
Democratic hold
2nd District
(Wayne (Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Township))
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Martha Scott 47,223 73.41
Republican Michael Hoehn 17,104 26.59
Total votes 64,327 100.0
Democratic hold
3rd District
(Wayne (west Detroit; excluding northwest, southwest and far east Dearborn; Melvindale; River Rouge))
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Irma Clark-Coleman 57,746 82.39
Republican Paul Sophiea 12,345 17.61
Total votes 70,091 100.0
Democratic hold
4th District
(Wayne (northwest and west Detroit, northeast Dearborn Heights))
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Buzz Thomas 54,713 96.09
Republican Karen Mastney Fobbs 2,225 3.91
Total votes 56,938 100.0
Democratic hold
5th District
(Wayne (excluding northeast and southeast Dearborn Heights, excluding east Dearborn, Inkster))
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tupac Hunter 55,674 85.22
Republican David Malhalab 8,153 12.48
Green James Wolbrink 1,504 2.3
Total votes 65,331 100.0
Democratic hold
6th District
(Wayne (Livonia, Redford Township, Westland, Garden City))
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Glenn Anderson 52,492 52.45
Republican Laura Toy 47,590 47.55
Total votes 100,082 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican
7th District
(Wayne (Northville-excluding portion outside county, Northville Township, Plymouth, Canton Township, Van Buren Township, Belleville, Sumpter Township, Huron Township, Brownstown Township, Flat Rock, Woodhaven, Trenton, Grosse Ile Township, Gibraltar, Rockwood))
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bruce Patterson 59,638 51.51
Democratic Mark Slavens 56,148 48.49
Total votes 115,786 100.0
Republican hold
8th District
(Wayne (Wayne, Romulus, Taylor, Allen Park, Melvindale, Lincoln Park, Ecorse, Southgate, Wyandotte, Riverview))
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raymond Basham 58,487 70.97
Republican Fred Kalsic 21,723 26.36
Libertarian Loel Gnadt 2,196 2.66
Total votes 82,406 100.0
Democratic hold
9th District
(Macomb (Fraser, Warren, Center Line, Eastpointe, St. Clair Shores))
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis Olshove 60,775 66.4
Republican Jeremy Nielson 27,297 29.82
Libertarian James Allison 2,159 2.36
Green Richard Kuszmar 1,300 1.42
Total votes 91,531 100.0
Democratic hold
10th District
(Macomb (Sterling Heights, Utica, Clinton Township, Roseville))
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Switalski 62,737 65.76
Republican John Horton 30,065 31.52
Libertarian John Bonnell 2,596 2.72
Total votes 95,398 100.0
Democratic hold
11th District
(Macomb (all municipalities north of [and excluding] Utica, Sterling Heights and Clinton Township; Harrison Township; Mount Clemens))
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alan Sanborn 65,541 59.19
Democratic Kenneth Jenkins 42,278 38.18
Libertarian Lauren Zemens 2,903 2.62
Total votes 110,722 100.0
Republican hold
12th District
(Oakland (Oxford Township, Addison Township, Independence Township, Clarkston, Orion Township, Oakland Township, Lake Angelus, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, Pontiac, Sylvan Lake, Keego Harbor))
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Bishop 59,619 56.22
Democratic Joseph Barrera 43,365 40.89
Libertarian Brian Kelly 3,057 2.88
Total votes 106,041 100.0
Republican hold
13th District
(Oakland (Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Clawson, Royal Oak, Madison Heights, Berkley))
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Pappageorge 56,990 48.99
Democratic Andy Levin 56,214 48.33
Green Kyle McBee 3,118 2.68
Total votes 116,322 100.0
Republican hold
14th District
(Oakland (Farmington Hills, Farmington, Southfield Township, Lathrup Village, Southfield, Oak Park, Oak Park, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Hazel Park, Ferndale, Royal Oak Township))
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gilda Jacobs 78,346 72.52
Republican Tara Bellingar 26,569 24.59
Green William Opalicky 1,312 1.21
Total votes 106,227 100.0
Democratic hold
15th District
(Oakland (Holly Township, Rose Township, Highland Township, White Lake Township, Milford Township, Commerce Township, Walled Lake, West Bloomfield Township, Orchard Lake, Wixom, Lyon Township, South Lyon, Novi, Novi Township, Northville-excluding portion outside county))
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Nancy Cassis 67,068 57.7
Democratic Ray Raczkowski 46,063 39.63
Libertarian Nathan Allen 3,110 2.68
Total votes 116,241 100.0
Republican hold
16th District
(St. Joseph, Branch, Hillsdale, Lenawee)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cameron Brown 52,664 65.37
Democratic Timothy Christner 27,894 34.63
Total votes 80,558 100.0
Republican hold
17th District
(Jackson (Grass Lake Township, Leoni Township, Norvell Township, Summit Township), Monroe, Washtenaw (Bridgewater Township, Lodi Township, Manchester Township, most of Pittsfield Township, most of Milan, Saline, Saline Township, York Township))
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Richardville 52,113 53.42
Democratic Bob Schockman 45,442 46.58
Total votes 97,555 100.0
Republican hold
18th District
(Washtenaw (Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Township, Augusta Township, Dexter Township, Freedom Township, Lima Township, Lyndon Township, Northfield Township, small part of Pittsfield Township, Salem Township, Scio Township, Sharon Township, Superior Township, Sylvan Township, Webster Township, Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township))
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Liz Brater 72,765 71.45
Republican John Kopinski 29,074 28.55
Total votes 101,839 100.0
Democratic hold
19th District
(Calhoun, Jackson (excluding Summit Township, Leoni Township, Grass Lake Township, Norvell Township))
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Schauer 50,602 61.2
Republican Elizabeth Fulton 32,079 38.8
Total votes 82,681 100.0
Democratic hold

Districts 20-38[edit]

20th District
(Kalamazoo, Van Buren (Antwerp Township, Paw Paw Township))
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom George 51,554 51.6
Democratic Alexander Lipsey 48,352 48.4
Total votes 99,906 100.0
Republican hold
21st District
(Berrien, Cass, Van Buren (excluding Paw Paw Township, Antwerp Township))
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Jelinek 50,182 58.18
Democratic Valerie Janowski 36,077 41.82
Total votes 86,259 100.0
Republican hold
22nd District
(Ingham (Bunker Hill Township, Leslie, Leslie Township, Mason, Stockbridge Township, Vevay Township), Livingston, Shiawassee)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Valde Garcia 65,792 59.07
Democratic Donna Anderson 43,423 38.99
Constitution Michael Nikitin 2,159 1.94
Total votes 111,374 100.0
Republican hold
23rd District
(Ingham (Alaiedon Township, Aurelius Township, Delhi Charter Township, East Lansing—excluding portion outside county, Lansing—excluding portion outside county, Leroy Township, Locke Township, Meridian Township, Onondaga Township, Wheatfield Township, White Oak Township, Williamston, Williamston Township))
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gretchen Whitmer 64,393 100
Total votes 64,393 100.0
Democratic hold
24th District
(Allegan, Barry, Eaton)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Patricia Birkholz 64,540 58.15
Democratic Suzzette Royston 46,446 41.85
Total votes 110,986 100.0
Republican hold
25th District
(Lapeer, St. Clair)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jud Gilbert 49,266 51.49
Democratic Gary Orr 43,965 45.95
Constitution Howard Shepherd 2,456 2.57
Total votes 95,687 100.0
Republican hold
26th District
(Genesee (Atlas Township, Burton, Clio, Davison, Davison Township, Forest Township, Grand Blanc, Grand Blanc Township, Mount Morris, Mount Morris Township, Richfield Township, Thetford Township, Vienna Township), Oakland (Brandon Township, Groveland Township, Springfield Township, Waterford Township))
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Deborah Cherry 65,711 61.33
Republican Brian Seiferlein 41,439 38.67
Total votes 107,150 100.0
Democratic hold
27th District
(Genesee (Argentine Township, Clayton Township, Fenton, Fenton Township, Flint, Flint Township, Flushing, Flushing Township, Gaines Township, Genesee Township, Linden, Montrose Township, Mandy Township, Swartz Creek))
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Gleason 71,385 75.79
Republican Bob Longlois 22,797 24.21
Total votes 94,182 100.0
Democratic hold
28th District
(Kent (Ada Township, Algoma Township, Alpine Township, Bowne Township, Byron Township, Caledonia Township, Cannon Township, Cedar Springs, Courtland Township, East Grand Rapids, Gaines Township, Grand Rapids Township, Nelson Township, Oakfield Township, Plainfield Township, Rockford, Solon Township, Spencer Township, Tyrone Township, Walker, Wyoming))
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Jansen 78,240 63.55
Democratic Albert Abbasse 42,235 34.3
Libertarian Jamie Lewis 2,648 2.15
Total votes 123,123 100.0
Republican hold
29th District
(Kent (Cascade Township, Grand Rapids, Grattan Township, Kentwood, Lowell, Lowell Township, Vergennes Township))
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Hardiman 51,959 52.49
Democratic David LaGrand 45,595 46.06
Libertarian Bill Gelineau 1,431 1.45
Total votes 98,985 100.0
Republican hold
30th District
(Ottawa, Kent (Grandville, Sparta Township))
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wayne Kuipers 83,232 71.27
Democratic Scott Vanderstoep 31,324 26.82
Libertarian Marcia Ortquist 2,222 1.9
Total votes 116,778 100.0
Republican hold
31st District
(Arenac, Bay, Huron, Sanilac, Tuscola)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Barcia 78,904 75.93
Republican Zachary Nuncio 23,565 22.68
Libertarian Reinhold Ploep 1,441 1.39
Total votes 103,910 100.0
Democratic hold
32nd District
(Gratiot, Saginaw)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roger Kahn 46,313 49.04
Democratic Carl Williams 45,793 48.49
Green Lloyd Clarke 2,326 2.46
Total votes 94,432 100.0
Republican hold
33rd District
(Clinton, Ionia, Isabella, Montcalm)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alan Cropsey 48,942 53.72
Democratic Nancy White 40,208 44.13
Libertarian Devon Smith 1,954 2.14
Total votes 91,104 100.0
Republican hold
34th District
(Mason, Muskegon, Oceana, Newaygo)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Van Woerkom 53,077 50.68
Democratic Julie Dennis 51,649 49.32
Total votes 104,726 100.0
Republican hold
35th District
(Benzie, Clare, Kalkaska, Lake, Leelanau, Manistee, Mecosta, Missaukee, Osceola, Roscommon, Wexford)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michelle McManus 62,195 59.02
Democratic Antoinette Schippers 41,033 38.94
Libertarian Thomas Hren 2,148 2.04
Total votes 105,376 100.0
Republican hold
36th District
(Alcona, Alpena, Crawford, Gladwin, Iosco, Midland, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tony Stamas 65,106 62.09
Democratic Paul Reid 39,756 37.91
Total votes 104,862 100.0
Republican hold
37th District
(Grand Traverse, Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Cheboygan, Presque Isle, Chippewa, Mackinac)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jason Allen 63,495 59.21
Democratic Sharon Unger 43,743 40.79
Total votes 107,238 100.0
Republican hold
38th District
(Upper Peninsula (excluding Mackinac, Chippewa))
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Prusi 66,273 70.32
Republican Pete Mackin 27,973 29.68
Total votes 94,246 100.0
Democratic hold

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