A list of people running for office in 2011, or the notable people who are not running; plus some people who might be running who get listed before their candidacy is official. This list is known to be incomplete.

  • Primary Election August 2, 2011

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Election results, August 2011

Governor: Rick Snyder (R-Ann Arbor)

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Recall campaign ...

US House of Representatives

7th District

Michigan's 7th congressional district consists of all of Branch, Eaton, Hillsdale, Jackson, and Lenawee counties, and includes most of Calhoun and a large portion of western and northern Washtenaw counties.

Not up for election in 2011. Republican Tim Walberg defeated Mark Schauer, the district's previous congressman in the November 2, 2010 election.

Michigan's 15th District contains parts of Washtenaw and Wayne counties, and all of Monroe County.

Not up for election; term ends ...

Attorney General

Secretary of State

University of Michigan Board of Regents


State House of Representatives

52nd district

Elected in 2010; term ends 2012 ?

53rd district

The 53rd House District includes part of the city of Ann Arbor.

Term ends ... ?

54th District

The 54th House District includes Augusta township, Salem township, Superior township, Ypsilanti city and Ypsilanti township.

Term ends ... ?

55th District

The 55th House District contains ...


State Senate

18th district

Term ends ... ?

Washtenaw County Commissioner

Redistricting will affect future elections, as the size of the board is shrinking from 11 to 9 commissioners. No one is up for election in 2011.

1st district

Rob Turner R-Chelsea was elected in 2010 to his first term.

2nd district

Ken Schwartz D-Whitmore Lake was elected in 2010 to his first term.

3rd district

Alicia Ping R-Saline was elected in 2010 to her first term.

4th district

Wesley Prater D-York Township is in his fifth term as commissioner.

5th district

Rolland Sizemore Jr. D-Ypsilanti Township was first elected in 2001.

6th district

Ronnie D. Peterson D-Ypsilanti was first elected in 2001.

7th district

Kristin Judge D-Ann Arbor was first elected in 2008.

8th district

Barbara Bergman D-Ann Arbor has served on the board since 1993.

9th district

Leah Gunn D-Ann Arbor is the incumbent since her election in 1996.

10th district

Conan Smith D-Ann Arbor is the board chair for 2011.

11th district

Yousef Rabhi D-Ann Arbor was elected for the first time in 2011.

Ann Arbor City Council

Ann Arbor City Council is elected to staggered 2-year terms.

Mayor of Ann Arbor

D John Hieftje is in office until 2012.

  • D Sandi Smith is in office until 2012.
  • D Sabra Briere is the incumbent and is running unopposed in the Democratic primary, as of May 2011.
  • R No Republican candidate has filed in this ward as of May 2011.

Ann Arbor Second Ward

D Tony Derezinski is in office until 2012.

Ann Arbor Third Ward

Ann Arbor Fourth Ward

Ann Arbor Board of Education

The Ann Arbor Public School Election will be held on November 8, 2011. Two 4-year terms for the Board of Education will appear on the ballot. Additional information for those interested in running for school board will be posted in mid-May.

Ypsilanti City Council

Ypsilanti City Council members are elected to staggered 4 year terms. None are up for election in 2011.

Mayor of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti First Ward

Ypsilanti Second Ward

Ypsilanti Third Ward

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