State Senate District 18
Jeff Irwin prevailed in this four-way race, winning by a margin of 239 votes out of 73,340 votes cast in the district. He faces Republican Martin Church in the Nov. 6 general election. Click here for full local election results.
Matthew Miller is a student at Washtenaw Community College running for the state Senate District 18 seat. He faces three other candidates in the Aug. 7 Democratic primary: Michelle Deatrick, Jeff Irwin and Anuja Rajendra. The position is currently held by Democrat Rebekah Warren, who is term-limited in the senate but running for the District 55 seat in the Michigan House of Representatives.
The winner of this Democratic primary will face Republican Martin Church in the Nov. 6 general election.
This is Miller's first bid for public office. On his campaign website, Miller describes his stance on issues in these categories: drugs, reform and prison; housing; women's healthcare; universal healthcare; public education; wages; energy; immigration; foster care; taxation; infrastructure; mental health; and campaign finance.
An Ann Arbor resident, Miller describes himself as a "progressive Millennial." In 2016 he started working for the Party of Reason and Progress (PORP) in Michigan, and PORP has endorsed him in this race.
In addition to attending WCC studying e-commerce, Miller works as an assistant manager at Walmart.
Kyra Rose Kitchen is serving as Miller's campaign treasurer.
Matthew Miller: In The News
Nearly $570K pumped into Michigan Senate race in Ann Arbor – MLive, July 31, 2018
Matthew Miller: one student’s campaign for state senate – Washtenaw Voice, March 26, 2018