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Gov. Whitmer Announces Special Election Dates to Fill Seat in 8th and 28th Senate Districts

By |2021-01-18T09:14:48-05:00January 18th, 2021|Michigan, News|

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the dates for special elections to fill vacancies in the 8th and 28th Districts of the Michigan Senate. The 8th District covers regions in Macomb County, while the 28th covers portions in Kent County. A special primary election to fill the vacancy will be held on August 3rd, 2021, and the general election will be held on Nov. 2, 2021.

“The 8th and 28th Senate Districts deserve representation in the legislature, and voters will have an opportunity to make their voices heard at the ballot box in the Aug. 3 primary and the Nov. 2 general election,” Whitmer said. “Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and I remain committed to ensuring fair and secure elections that reflect the will of the people, and I look forward to working with her to ensure the people of Michigan have a voice in Lansing.”

The Michigan 28th Senate District seat was previously held by Republican Sen. Peter MacGregor, who was elected as the Kent County Treasurer in the Nov. 3, 2020 general election.

The 8th Senate District seat was previously held by Republican Sen. Peter Lucido, who was elected as the Macomb County Prosecutor in the Nov. 3, 2020 general election.

Candidates wishing to be placed on the Aug. 3 primary ballot must file by April 20, 2021. For additional information and other relevant dates for this special election, see the letters filed with the Secretary of State’s office. For information about elections in Michigan, visit and for information around the novel coronavirus please visit  

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