2022 Michigan Senate election

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38 seats in the Michigan Senate
20 seats needed for a majority
 
Leader Mike Shirkey
(term-limited)
Jim Ananich
(term-limited)
Party Republican Democratic
Leader since January 9, 2019 January 14, 2015
Leader's seat 16th District 27th District


Incumbent Majority Leader

Mike Shirkey
Republican



The Michigan Senate elections of 2022 is scheduled to take place November 8, 2022 to elect all 38 members to the Michigan Senate. The election will coincide with elections for all of Michigan's constitutional offices; Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State and all 110 seats in the Michigan House of Representatives.[1] Seats in the Michigan Senate were last elected in 2018.

Background

This is will be the first election to take place after redistricting based on the 2020 United States census. Following a voter-passed constitutional amendment in 2018, the state legislature will no longer create legislative and congressional districts and will be replaced by Michigan's Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, a 13-member bipartisan committee.[2]

Term-limited members

Under the Michigan Constitution, members of the state Senate are able to serve only two four-year terms, and members of the House of Representatives are limited to three two-year terms. Michigan has what is considered the toughest term limits in the country.[3] The following members are prevented by term limits from seeking re-election to the Senate in 2022. This list does not include members that are eligible for re-election, but instead to seek other office or voluntarily retire.

Republicans (5)

Democrats (2)

Special elections

8th district

In November 2020, incumbent Republican state Sen. Peter Lucido was elected Macomb County Prosecutor, defeating Democratic nominee Mary Chrzanowski.[4] Lucido's resignation was effective at 11:59 p.m. on December 31, and took office as prosecutor at midnight on January 1, 2021.[5] Following Lucido's resignation, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will set the dates for the special primary (if needed) and special general election.

28th district

In November 2020, term-limited state Sen. Peter MacGregor was elected Kent County Treasurer and resigned from the Senate effective also at 11:59 p.m. on December 31.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Opinion: Michigan's election security is at risk". The Detroit News. July 12, 2020. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  2. ^ Beth LeBlanc (October 20, 2020). "Redistricting commission to select new member after second resignation". The Detroit News. Retrieved November 26, 2020.
  3. ^ Bill Ballenger (October 11, 2016). "Michigan's Term Limits Are Toughest in Nation". The Ballenger Report. Retrieved November 26, 2020.
  4. ^ Mike Martindale (November 3, 2020). "Lucido triumphs as prosecutor in Macomb County". The Detroit News. Retrieved November 26, 2020.
  5. ^ Mitch Hotts (December 30, 2020). "Macomb County's incoming prosecutor announces shake-up in office". Macomb Daily. Retrieved January 2, 2021.
  6. ^ "Journal of the Senate" (PDF). State of Michigan. December 8, 2020. Retrieved January 3, 2021.