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As a Clean Water Action member or supporter, we know you care about our water and climate. That’s why we vet and endorse candidates for office that reflect your values and priorities. There are big changes coming to the Michigan legislature and US Congress. You’ll have your first opportunity to influence those changes by voting in the August 2nd Primary for the candidate you wish to see advance to the general election. Michigan is losing a seat in Congress and so you may be represented by someone new. That’s why it is important to understand the changes, educate yourself and vote!

The first thing to find out is what State House, State Senate, and Congressional district you now live in.  Every ten years, based on census data, new district lines are drawn in every state. Michigan completed its redistricting process at the end of 2021. The Primary will decide which 2 major party candidates have enough votes to move on to the General Election on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022.

To make sure you’re registered to vote, find out your new district information, request an absentee ballot and learn more about your voting rights, please visit For questions or problems registering to vote, obtaining an absentee ballot, or polling place problems go to for non-partisan assistance and resources (with information in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Bengali).

For a full list of our endorsed candidates, please see below. Make sure to check back as we will endorse additional candidates through the summer and into the fall. Interested in taking the next step? Sign up to volunteer here.

Important Dates

July 18, 2022: Last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk for the August primary. You can register to vote with proof of residency in person at your local clerk's office or satellite office until 8 PM on election day.

August 2, 2022 Election Day - Michigan Primary

October 24, 2022 Last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk for the November general election. You can register to vote with proof of residency in person at your local clerk's office or satellite office until 8 PM on election day.

November 8, 2022 Election Day - Michigan General


Michigan Executive Branch Endorsements


Gretchen Whitmer for Governor of Michigan

Dana Nessel for Attorney General

Jocelyn Benson for Secretary of State


United States Congress Endorsements

Michigan's 3rd Congressional District: Hilary Scholten.
West Michigan, Kent County, Grand Rapids, parts of Ottawa and Muskegon counties

Michigan's 7th Congressional District: Elissa Slotkin.
Mid Michigan, Livingston and northern Oakland counties

Michigan's 8th Congressional District: Dan Kildee
Flint, Saginaw, Midland, Bay City

Michigan's 11th Congressional District: Hayley Stevens
Flint, Saginaw, Midland, Bay City

Michigans' 12th Congressional District: Rashida Tlaib
Wayne county, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, parts of City of Detroit


Michigan State Senate

Senate District 1: Erika Geiss

Senate District 3: Stephanie Chang

Senate District 7: Jeremy Moss

Senate District 8: Mallory McMorrow

Senate District 9: Padma Kuppa

Senate District 13: Rosemary Bayer

Senate District 14: Sue Shink

Senate District 15: Jeff Irwin

Senate District 19: Sean McCann

Senate District 28: Sam Singh

Senate District 29: Winnie Brinks

Senate District 30: David LaGrand


Michigan State House

House District 6: Regina Weiss

House District 9: Abraham Aiyash

House District 13: Lori Stone

House District 15: Bilal Hammoud

House District 17: Laurie Pohutsky

House District 21: Kelly Breen

House District 22: Matt Koleszar

House District 23: Jason Morgan

House District 27: Jaime Churches

House District 29: Alex Garza

House District 33: Felicia Brabec

House District 40: Christine Morse

House District 41: Julie Rogers

House District 44: Jim Haadsma

House District 57: Aisha Farooqi

House District 74: Kara Hope

House District 75: Penelope Tsernoglou

House District 77: Emily Dievendorf

House District 81: Rachel Hood

House District 84: Carol Glanville

House District 103: Betsy Coffia

House District 109: Jennifer Hill


Ballot Measures

Statewide Proposal 2, Promote The Vote: Yes

Macomb County, Transit Millage: Yes

Oakland County, Transit Millage: Yes

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