Michigan U.S. Senator Candidates – 2018

The filing deadline for the office of U.S. Senator candidates in Michigan is April 24, 2018.

The primary election is August 7, 2018, while the general election will be November 6, 2018.

Any candidate who wishes to seek a party nomination to the office of U.S. Senator must file an Affidavit of Identity and a partisan nominating petition bearing a minimum of 15,000 validsignatures no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 24, 2018.

The last day voters can register for August primary is July 9, 2018. The last day voters can register for the November general election is October 9, 2018.

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


Democratic Party Candidate

Debbie Stabenow, Clare, Current U.S. Senator

In addition to serving as Michigan’s senior U.S. Senator, Debbie Stabenow is a member of the Senate leadership. As Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Center, she makes sure there is Michigan voice at the table and that Congress’ priorities stay in line with the priorities of middle class families. https://debbiestabenow.com/

Independent Candidate

Marcia Squier,  St. Clair Shores, Exercise teacher


Republican Party Candidate

John James, Detroit, Business owner, Army Veteran


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