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Michigan State Senate

How it Works and Who's Your Rep

 *No Election until 2026 

Representatives of Michigan's Upper Chamber of Congress


A Brief Overview of the MI State Senate

Michigan State Capital, Lansing, MI

A Few Facts

What they Do

  • The state legislature enacts the laws of Michigan
  • Levies taxes and appropriates funds from money collected for the support of public institutions and the administration of the affairs of state government
  • Proposes amendments to the state constitution, which must be approved by a majority vote of the electors
  • Considers legislation proposed by initiatory petitions
  • Provides oversight of the executive branch of government through the administrative rules and audit processes, committees, and the budget process
  • Advises and consents on gubernatorial appointments
  • Considers proposed amendments to the Constitution of the United States.
Michigan Senators Make Laws

Current Michigan State Senators

20 Democrats, 18 Republicans


She/Her Reps

He/Him Reps


She/Her Reps

He/Him Reps


  • None


  • 30 years old
  • Citizen for 9 years
  • Live in the representative state

Ballot Access

  • Raise/spend > $5000 on campaign
  • Fill out Statement of Candidacy (FEC Form 2)
  • Fill out Statement of Organization (FEC Form 1)