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Who's Running For State Legislature?

Depending on where you live in Ann Arbor, you'll be voting for a state representative in either District 52, 53 or 55 – plus a state senator in District 18 or District 22. (Click here to get a sample ballot.)

There are 110 districts in the Michigan House of Representatives, with representatives elected to two-year terms. Most of Ann Arbor is covered by District 53, though parts of the city are included in Districts 52 and 55. Click here to find your district in the Michigan House of Representatives.

For the Michigan Senate, there are 38 districts with senators elected to four-year terms. District 18 covers most of the city of Ann Arbor as well as Milan, Saline and Ypsilanti. It also includes the townships of Ann Arbor, Augusta, Pittsfield, Salem, Superior, York and Ypsilanti. (Click here for a District 18 map.) A small section of western Ann Arbor is located in District 22, which also includes most of western and northern Washtenaw County and Livingston County. (Click here for a District 22 map.) Click here to find your district in the Michigan Senate.

The main purpose of the Michigan Legislature (House and Senate) is to enact state laws, including the budget, and to amend or repeal existing state laws. This work is done in conjunction with the governor. Elected positions in the state legislature are considered full-time jobs with a base salary of $71,685.

Below you'll find information about candidates for state representative in Districts 52, 53 and 55 as well as candidates for state senate in Districts 18 and 22. You can check out our Voter Basics page for more details about the voting process. If you need to see a SAMPLE BALLOTclick here.


STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 52

District 52 covers most of western Washtenaw County and small parts of the city of Ann Arbor. (Click to see map.) The incumbent, Democrat Donna Laskinski, faces Republican Teri Aiuto in the Nov. 6 general election. Click on each candidate's photo to learn more.

 

STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 53

District 53 covers the majority of the city of Ann Arbor. (Click to see map.) Incumbent Yousef Rabhi, a Democrat, faces Republican Jean Holland in the Nov. 6 general election. Click on each candidate's photo to learn more.

 

STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 55

District 55 covers a portion of northern Ann Arbor, as well as parts of Milan and Pittsfield Township and all of Augusta Township and York Township. (Click to see map.) The seat is currently held by Democrat Adam Zemke, who is term-limited and can't run for re-election.

Democrat Rebekah Warren faces Republican Bob Baird in the Nov. 6 general election. Click on each candidate's photo to learn more.

 

STATE SENATE DISTRICT 18

District 18 in the Michigan Senate covers most of the city of Ann Arbor as well as Milan, Saline and Ypsilanti. It also includes the townships of Ann Arbor, Augusta, Pittsfield, Salem, Superior, York and Ypsilanti. (Click here for a District 18 map.) The seat is currently held by Democrat Rebekah Warren, who is term-limited in the Senate. (She is running for the Michigan House of Representatives in District 55.)

There are three candidates for this senate seat: Republican Martin Church, Democrat Jeff Irwin, and Thomas Repasky of the Working Class Party. Click on each candidate's photo to learn more.

 

STATE SENATE DISTRICT 22

District 22 in the Michigan Senate covers a small section of western Ann Arbor. The district also includes most of western and northern Washtenaw County and Livingston County. (Click here for a District 22 map.) 

There are three candidates vying for this seat on Nov. 6: Eric Borregard of the Green Party, Democrat Adam Dreher, and Republican Lana Theis. Click on each candidate's photo to learn more.