Michigan State Senate Districts
Michigan State House Districts
Michigan Election Information
In the 2016 election, Clinton lost in Michigan by 0.2% (10,704 votes) in a near evenly split electorate. However, in the State House, Republicans control 53% of the seats while in the State Senate, Republicans control 58% of the seats. Since 2011 the Republican trifecta in control of the state has led to significant corrupt gerrymandering and voter suppression, entrenching Republicans in power. The Republican trifecta ended in Michigan with the election of Democratic Gov. Whitmer in 2018. If you are a Democrat in Michigan, you are still NOT being represented in your state House or Senate. November 2020 is your final chance before the 2020 census redistricting to right the imbalance and bring fairness back into Michigan politics.
State House - Margins of Victory
All 110 districts in the House are up for reelection in November 2020 for two-year terms. In 2018, Democratic candidates received the majority of votes in the state house 52 vs 47% (2,110,460 to 1,923,388 votes) across all districts. Democrats flipped six districts, three Clinton-won districts and three red districts. Despite these Democratic successes, the GOP still retained the majority of the state House. One district remains inGOP control that was won by Clinton in 2016 and is ripe for change with the incumbent term-limited (district 61). Only one of the eight districts lost by Clinton but occupied by a Democrat in 2016 was lost in 2018. The Democrats need to pick up 4 seats in 2020 to regain the majority.
All 38 state Senate districts were up for reelection for four-year terms in 2018. Five districts flipped to Democrats and eliminated the Republican gerrymandered supermajority but Republicans still control the state Senate 22 t0 16 (57% R). The next elections in the state Senate will be in 2022.
2020 Election Cycle Focus
We are primarily concentrating on ten legislative districts, although we also provide our work to all Democratic candidates and incumbents. We are protecting five districts: 25, 40, 41, 62, and 71 which were flipped Blue in 2018. In addition, we are working to flip five more districts to Blue: 38, 39, 45, 61, and 104. We are targeting these ten districts because the Democratic incumbent or challenger is in a highly competitive race and/or District demographics indicate they are emerging “purple” localities with a mix of traditional and progressive voters as well as districts consisting of pivot voters (Obama 2008, 2012; Trump 2016).
Our Latest Research Reports
Read here for our latest in-depth research reports supporting Democratic state district campaigns.
MI: REPUBLICANS FAILING TEACHERS
Michigan would like to be a top 10 education state, but by nearly all measures, the state’s schools are closer to the bottom than the top of our nation’s school rankings. The Rand Corporation’s research says that teachers are the single most important factor in improving student achievement, and yet Republicans in Michigan are undermining teachers.
Republican Legislative Record
Voting in lockstep on issues, the Republican bloc in the Michigan State House of Representatives has imposed an agenda on Michigan that does not represent the views of the general population. An in-depth analysis of recent legislation reveals a lack of connection between GOP politicians and issues of deep concern to their constituents in virtually every district in the state. The GOP has become the “Anti” party (anti-environmental regulations, anti-public education, anti-affordable health care, anti-social assistance programs, anti-reproductive rights, anti-immigration, anti-gay rights, anti-gun safety and more)
While the infamous Flint water crisis is still under remediation, a new water contamination crisis is hitting communities throughout Michigan. And it’s not as if state authorities didn’t have plenty of warning.
Our Featured Candidates
We are supporting candidates where we can make a big difference and help flip seats blue in State Houses and Senates. After Democratic primaries are held, Local Majority will evaluate candidates.