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Who's Running for U.S. Congress?

The Aug. 7 primary election ballot for Ann Arbor area voters will include two federal races – the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.

On this page you’ll find a list of candidates for these races (in alphabetical order) and links to their campaign websites. Why aren't we providing more information about these candidates? The Ann Arbor Votes site focuses on local and state races. Because of our limited resources – and because federal races are widely covered elsewhere – we trust that you’ll be intrepid and can track down what you need .

You can check out our Voter Basics page for more details about the voting process. (If you need to see a SAMPLE BALLOTclick here.)


U. S. SENATE

Below is a list of U.S. Senate candidates 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 six-year term. 

Debbie Stabenow – Democrat (incumbent, unopposed in the Aug. 7 primary)

John James – Republican
Sandy Pensler – Republican


U.S. CONGRESS – DISTRICT 12

The U.S. Congressional District 12 covers the Ann Arbor area and parts of eastern Washtenaw County, as well as western Detroit suburbs. (Click to see district map.) Below is a list of candidates, political party affiliations and links to their campaign websites.

Debbie Dingell – Democrat (incumbent, unopposed in the Aug. 7 primary)
Jeff Jones – Republican (unopposed in the Aug. 7 primary)
 


U.S. CONGRESS – DISTRICT 7

The U.S. Congressional District 7 covers a large part of western and northern Washtenaw County (but not Ann Arbor), as well as all of Branch, Eaton, Hillsdale, Jackson, and Lenawee counties, and most of Calhoun County. (Click to see district map.) Below is a list of candidates, political party affiliations and links to their campaign websites.

Gretchen D. Driskell – Democrat
Steven Friday – Democrat

Tim Walberg – Republican (incumbent, unopposed in the Aug. 7 primary)