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Friday, November 18, 2022 12:00 AM

Michigan’s New Democratic Trifecta

For the first time in 40 years, the Democratic party won both legislative chambers and remained firmly seated for another four years in the executive branch with margins of more than 100,000 votes in the gubernatorial, Attorney General, and Secretary of State races.

Michigan House of Representatives

With a turnover of 52% for the 110 members of the Michigan House of Representatives, the House will have 56 new members in 2023 and control rests with the Democratic party on a narrow 56-54 margin. Rep. Joe Tate (D-Detroit) has been voted in as Speaker of the House. The House has not been under Democratic control since the 2009-2010 legislative session.

Michigan Senate

In the 38-member Michigan Senate, Democrats also have gained the majority by a margin of 20-18. The Michigan Senate will have 16 new members in 2023, for a turnover of 45%. Senator Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) has been voted in as the Senate Majority Leader. The Senate has not been under Democratic control since 1983.

We congratulate all those who stepped up, added their name to the ballot, and worked throughout the fall to share their views and values with Michigan citizens. The second Wednesday in January 2023 will be a historic day when the incoming members of the 102nd legislature begin their work. Congratulations to all that will be working on our behalf.

View an election resource document illustrating the incoming members of the 102nd Legislature courtesy of GCSI (pdf). Members will first convene on the second Wednesday in January.


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