Who's Running for Governor?
There are competitive races for Michigan governor in the Democratic, Republican and Libertarian primaries. The winners of each primary will face off in the Nov. 6, 2018 general election.
The current governor, Republican Rick Snyder, is term limited and cannot seek re-election.
On this page you’ll find a list of candidates for these races and links to their campaign websites. Why aren't we providing more information about these candidates? The Ann Arbor Votes site focuses on local races. Because of our limited resources – and because the governor's race is widely covered elsewhere – we trust that you’ll be able to find plenty of information about these candidates. You'll find a limited set of news articles related to the governor's race listed below.
We also recommend the Center for Michigan's Bridge Magazine 2018 Voter & Candidate Toolbox for coverage of statewide races.
Below is a list of candidates for Michigan governor with political party affiliations and links to their campaign websites. The winners of each primary will compete in the Nov. 6, 2018 general election for a four-year term.
IN THE NEWS
A Voter Guide to the Michigan Candidates for Governor – Detroit Journalism Collective, July 19, 2018
How governor candidates want to run Michigan – MLive, July 18, 2018
Blue Cross takes punches in governor's race – Crain’s Detroit Business, July 8, 2018
Does anyone running for governor have a new idea? We asked the candidates – Detroit Free Press, July 6, 2018
A preview of the GOP race for Michigan governor – Toledo Blade, July 5, 2018
Candidate Statements (video) – CitizenDetroit, July 2018
Mich. GOP governor hopefuls debate Trump border, tariff policies – Detroit News, June 28, 2018
GOP gubernatorial candidates try to make impressions in last debate – Detroit Free Press, June 28, 2018
Michigan Democratic Governor Candidates Are Running Against Betsy DeVos – HuffPost, June 27, 2018
Business groups split over Michigan Republican governor candidates – Bridge Magazine, June 26, 2018
Why Democratic candidates for Michigan governor want Detroit votes – Detroit Free Press, July 5, 2018
Democratic governor candidates talk gun control, auto insurance in debate – MLive, June 20, 2018
The Michigan Governor's Race Is a Glimpse of the Democratic Party's Future – Time, May 31, 2018
What lies in Michigan's future? Governor candidates debate big issues – Detroit Free Press, May 31, 2018
Governor candidates offer starkly different economic approaches at Mackinac debate – Crain’s Detroit Business, May 31, 2018
Flint, Islam and fixing the damn roads. Your Michigan governor debate recap – Bridge Magazine, May 31, 2018
Which Michigan governor candidates disclosed 2017 taxes, and which haven’t – Bridge Magazine, May 21, 2018
Watch Dem, GOP Michigan governor candidates share a stage for the first time – Bridge Magazine, May 10, 2018
Nine candidates file to run for Michigan’s governor – Bridge Magazine, April 24, 2018