• Dana Nessel addresses the crowd on election night 2018. Photo by Kate Gowman.

LGBTQ Candidates Make History in Michigan

Nessel First to win Statewide

BTL Staff
By | 2018-11-07T12:08:18-04:00 November 7th, 2018|Election, LGBTQA Races, Statewide Races|

A record number of openly LGBTQ candidates won races in Michigan Nov. 6. Leading that list is Dana Nessel who won a tight race for attorney general. That historic win makes her the first openly LGBTQ person to win a statewide election in Michigan.
Another candidate of note is Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), who easily won his race for state Senate. That win made him the first openly gay man to win an election to Michigan’s state Senate.
Two openly gay state Reps., Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) and Tim Sneller (D-Genesee County), won their re-election bids, too. In Circuit Court races, Jake Cunningham won in the 6th Circuit and Carol Kunke was reelected in the 22nd .
Tracy Hall was re-elected to her seat on the Kalamazoo County Commission, and Beth Bashert has been elected as mayor of Ypsilanti.

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Between The Lines has been publishing LGBTQ-related content in Southeast Michigan since the early '90s. This year marks the publication's 25th anniversary.