Michigan State Senate Races – 2018

All 38 senate seats in the Michigan Legislature will be decided during the 2018 midterm elections. Members of the Michigan State Senate are term limited.  Like the Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General, they can only serve two (2)

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Four districts – 31st , 32nd, 33rd and 36th – comprise the central and Bay area regions of the state. Click here to view a statewide map of all 38 districts as passed by the Michigan Legislature on June 29, 2011.

The following senate candidates have filed with the Michigan Secretary of State's office. All are listed in alphabetical order.

Michigan's 31st Senate District includes Bay, Lapeer, and Tuscola Counties

Democratic Candidate

Cynthia Luczak, Bay City, Bay County Clerk

Republican Candidate

Kevin Daley, Lum, former state reprsentative 82nd House district


Michigan's 32nd Senate District includes Saginaw County and the following areas in Genesee County: Argentine Twp., Clayton Twp., Fenton Twp., Flushing, Flushing Twp., Gaines Twp., Linden, Montrose, and Montrose Twp.

Democratic Candidate

Henry Gaudreau, Burt, retired Director of the Air Force 448th Propulsion Sustainment Group, VP of international construction firm

Republican Candidate

Ken Horn, Current State Senator


Michigan's 33rd Senate District includes Clare, Gratiot, Isabella, Mecosta, and Montcalm Counties

Democratic Candidate

Mark Bignell, Lifetime blue collar worker 

Republican Candidate

Rick Outman, Proud Conservative Republican, Small-Business owner, Farmer, Former State Rep, Pro 2nd amendment, Pro Life, GVSU Graduate, Father, and Husband!


Michigan's 36th Senate District includes Alcona, Alpena, Arenac, Gladwin, Iosco, Midland, Montmorency, Oscoda, Otsego, and Presque Isle Counties

Democratic Candidate

Joe Weir, As an engineer and a scientist for over 3 decades, my role was to solve problems by working on the factory floor with employees at all levels to find and implement workable solutions. And that’s what I want to do in Lansing. I am willing to work with any group or party and to reach across the aisle to implement practical solutions for the citizens of Michigan.

Republican Candidate

Jim Stamas, Incumbent


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