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November 2018: Election Recap, Lame Duck, and a Look Ahead

Now that the election is over, the legislature is expected to be in session for only a handful of days until the end of the year. The time between the election and the end of session is called “Lame Duck”. Our hope is for our top legislative priorities - statewide septic code, first-time homebuyer savings account, and safeguarding vacation rentals - to reach the Governor’s desk for signature by the end of the year. If not, these bills will be reintroduced in January at the beginning of the new legislative cycle.

Overall, RPAC fared very well in 2018 with an 87% success rate for our RPAC-endorsed candidates! Legislatively, Republicans will retain their Majority in the House (58-52) and Senate (22-18). Leadership positions have been chosen for each respective chamber, as broken down below:

  • Senate Majority Leader: Senator Mike Shirkey (R-Clark Lake)
  • Senate Majority Floor Leader: Senator Peter MacGregor (R-Rockford)
  • Senate Minority Leader: Senator Jim Ananich (D-Flint)
  • Senate Minority Floor Leader: Senator Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit)
  • Speaker of the House: Representative Lee Chatfield (R-Levering)
  • House Majority Floor Leader: Representative Triston Cole (R-Mancelona)
  • House Minority Leader: Christine Greig (D-Farmington Hills)
  • House Minority Floor Leader: Representative Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor)

Thanks to our candidate interview process, we have a good idea of where our newly elected officials stand on our legislative priorities. With divided power between Democrats & Republicans, Michigan Realtors® will be working to bring these new Realtor® champions together to move our top industry issues forward.


Michigan Realtors® announces candidate endorsements for the November 6th General Election.

 

After completing an extensive interview process with local Realtor® associations, several candidates earned the Michigan Realtors® endorsement. These endorsements were solidified by the Michigan Realtors® Political Action Committee (“RPAC”) Trustees. Federal Candidates were endorsed by the NAR PAC.

 

“We are pleased to endorse candidates running for office who are strongly committed to working with our industry in preserving the dream of homeownership, and promoting the protection of private property rights here in Michigan” says Gordon McCann, 2018 Michigan Realtors® RPAC Trustees Chair. 


Remember to Vote Realtor® Party on Tuesday, November 6th!


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Michigan Realtors® Endorsed Candidates

 

Governor

Bill Schuette - (R)

Lt. Governor: Lisa Posthumus Lyons

Attorney General

Tom Leonard - (R)

Secretary of State

Mary Treder Lang - (R)

Michigan Supreme Court

Justice Kurtis Wilder

Justice Elizabeth Clement

U.S. Senate

Debbie Stabenow - (D)

Dist.

U.S. House of Representatives

1

Jack Bergman- (R)

2

Bill Huizenga - (R)

3

Justin Amash - (R)

4

John Moolenaar - (R)

5

Dan Kildee - (D)

6

Fred Upton - (R)

7

Tim Walberg - (R)

8

Mike Bishop - (R)

9

Andy Levin - (D)

10

Paul Mitchell - (R)

11

Lena Epstein - (R)

12

Debbie Dingell - (D)

13

Rashida Tlaib - (D)

14

Brenda Lawrence - (D)

Dist.

Michigan Senate

1

Stephanie Chang - (D)

2

Adam Hollier - (D)

3

Sylvia Santana - (D)

4

Marshall Bullock - (D)

5

Neutral

6

Erika Geiss - (D)

7

Laura Cox - (R)

8

Peter Lucido - (R)

9

Paul Wojno - (D)

10

Henry Yanez - (D)

11

Jeremy Moss - (D)

12

Mike McCready - (R)

13

Marty Knollenberg - (R)

14

Ruth Johnson - (R)

15

Jim Runestad - (R)

16

Mike Shirkey- (R)

17

Dale Zorn - (R)

18

Jeff Irwin - (D)

19

Dr. John Bizon - (R)

20

Margaret O'Brien - (R)

21

Kim LaSata - (R)

22

Lana Theis - (R)

23

Curtis Hertel Jr. - (D)

24

Tom Barrett - (R)

25

Dan Lauwers - (R)

26

Aric Nesbitt- (R)

27

Jim Ananich - (D)

28

Peter MacGregor - (R)

29

Chris Afendoulis - (R)

30

Roger Victory - (R)

31

Kevin Daley - (R)

32

Ken Horn - (R)

33

Rick Outman - (R)

34

Jon Bumstead - (R)

35

Curt VanderWall - (R)

36

Jim Stamas- (R)

37

Wayne Schmidt - (R)

38

Scott Dianda - (D)

Dist.

Michigan House of Representatives

1

Tenisha Yancey - (D)

2

Joe Tate - (D)

3

Wendell Byrd - (D)

4

Isaac Robinson - (D)

5

Cynthia Johnson - (D)

6

Tyrone Carter - (D)

7

LaTanya Garrett - (D)

8

Sherry Gay-Dagnogo - (D)

9

Karen Whitsett - (D)

10

Leslie Love - (D)

11

Jewell Jones - (D)

12

Alex Garza - (D)

13

Frank Liberati - (D)

14

Cara Clemente - (D)

15

Abdullah Hammoud - (D)

16

Kevin Coleman - (D)

17

Joe Bellino - (R)

18

Kevin Hertel - (D)

19

Brian Meakin - (R)

20

Jeff Noble - (R)

21

Kristy Pagan - (D)

22

John Chirkun - (D)

23

Darrin Camilleri - (D)

24

Steve Marino - (R)

25

Nate Shannon - (D)

26

Jim Ellison - (D)

27

Robert Wittenberg - (D)

28

Lori Stone - (D)

29

Brenda Carter - (D)

30

Diana Farrington - (R)

31

William Sowerby - (D)

32

Pamela Hornberger - (R)

33

Jeff Yaroch - (R)

34

Sheldon Neeley - (D)

35

Kyra Harris Bolden - (D)

36

Doug Wozniak - (R)

37

Christine Greig - (D)

38

Kathy Crawford - (R)

39

No Endorsement

40

David Wolkinson - (R)

41

Doug Tietz - (R)

42

Ann Bollin - (R)

43

Andrea Schroeder - (R)

44

Matt Maddock - (R)

45

Michael Webber - (R)

46

John Reilly - (R)

47

Henry Vaupel - (R)

48

Sheryl Kennedy - (D)

49

John Cherry - (D)

50

Tim Sneller - (D)

51

Mike Mueller - (R)

52

Donna Lasinski - (D)

53

Yousef Rabhi - (D)

54

Ronnie Peterson - (D)

55

Rebekah Warren - (D)

56

Jason Sheppard - (R)

57

Bronna Kahle - (R)

58

Eric Leutheuser - (R)

59

Aaron Miller - (R)

60

Jon Hoadley - (D)

61

Brandt Iden - (R)

62

Dave Morgan - (R)

63

Matt Hall - (R)

64

Julie Alexander - (R)

65

Sarah Lightner - (R)

66

Beth Griffin - (R)

67

Neutral

68

Sarah Anthony - (D)

69

Julie Brixie - (D)

70

Jim Lower - (R)

71

Christine Barnes - (R)

72

Steven Johnson - (R)

73

Lynn Afendoulis- (R)

74

Mark Huizenga - (R)

75

David LaGrand - (D)

76

Amanda Brand - (R)

77

Tommy Brann - (R)

78

Brad Paquette - (R)

79

Pauline Wendzel - (R)

80

Mary Whiteford - (R)

81

Neutral

82

Gary Howell - (R)

83

Shane Hernandez - (R)

84

Phil Green - (R)

85

Ben Frederick - (R)

86

Thomas Albert - (R)

87

Julie Calley - (R)

88

Luke Meerman - (R)

89

Jim Lilly - (R)

90

Bradley Slagh - (R)

91

Greg VanWoerkom - (R)

92

Terry Sabo - (D)

93

Graham Filler - (R)

94

Rodney Wakeman - (R)

95

Vanessa Guerra - (D)

96

Brian Elder - (D)

97

Jason Wentworth- (R)

98

Neutral

99

Roger Hauck - (R)

100

Scott VanSingel - (R)

101

Jack O'Malley - (R)

102

Michele Hoitenga- (R)

103

Daire Rendon - (R)

104

Larry Inman - (R)

105

Triston Cole - (R)

106

Sue Allor - (R)

107

Lee Chatfield - (R)

108

Beau LaFave - (R)

109

Sara Cambensy - (D)

110

Ken Summers - (D)

 

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