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Friday, November 24, 2023 12:00 AM

Split House – 54-54

After the November 7 election, the Michigan House of Representatives is expecting a big change: House Democrats have lost their narrow two-seat majority. Rep. Kevin Coleman (D-Westland) and Rep. Lori Stone (D-Warren) won their respective mayoral races. That means the House will be split 54-54 between Democrats and Republicans until early 2024 when special elections will determine the Warren and Westland replacements in the Michigan House.

Earlier today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson calling for a special election to fill the vacant seats. Governor Whitmer is calling for a special primary election to be held on January 30, 2024, and the general election to be held on April 16, 2024.


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