Meet the 2022 Democratic Candidates

Below are the Democratic (D) and non-partisan (NP) candidates for the November 8, 2022 election. Appearance on this page does not reflect an endorsement of any candidate, either inferred or direct, by the Troy Democratic Club of Michigan. We highly encourage visitors to investigate all candidates and volunteer your time and/or financial contributions as you see fit. See each candidate's webpage for opportunities to get involved.

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GOVERNOR/LT. GOV.

GOVERNOR/LT. GOV.

Gretchen Whitmer & Garlin Gilchrist II (D)

US CONGRESS MI 11

US CONGRESS MI 11

Rep. Haley Stevens (D)

MI SENATE DIST. 9

MI SENATE DIST. 9

Rep. Padma Kuppa (D)

SECRETARY OF STATE

SECRETARY OF STATE

Jocelyn Benson (D)

ATTORNEY GENERAL

ATTORNEY GENERAL

Dana Nessel (D)

MI STATE REP DIST. 56

MI STATE REP DIST. 56

Sharon Macdonell (D)

MI STATE REP DIST. 57

MI STATE REP DIST. 57

Aisha Farooqi (D)

STATE SUPREME CT.

STATE SUPREME CT.

Justice Richard Bernstein (NP)

STATE SUPREME CT.

STATE SUPREME CT.

Kyra Bolden (NP)

MI COURT OF APPEALS

MI COURT OF APPEALS

Sima Patel (NP)

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Dr. Pamela Pugh (D)

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Dr. Mitchell Robinson (D)

OAKLAND DIST. CT.

OAKLAND DIST. CT.

Tonya Goetz (NP)

OAKLAND DIST. CT.

OAKLAND DIST. CT.

Hon. Kirsten Hartig (NP)

COUNTY COMM. 1st DIST.

COUNTY COMM. 1st DIST.

Dave Woodward (D)

COUNTY COMM. 2nd DIST.

COUNTY COMM. 2nd DIST.

Penny Luebs (D)

COUNTY COMM. 3rd DIST.

COUNTY COMM. 3rd DIST.

Gary McGillivray (D)

TROY SCHOOL BOARD

TROY SCHOOL BOARD

Matt Haupt (NP)

TROY SCHOOL BOARD

TROY SCHOOL BOARD

Emina Alic (NP)

Troy has a new District!

Michigan Proposal Recommendations

Proposal 1: State constitutional amendment to reduce the amount of time a lawmaker can serve in the Legislature from 14 years to 12 years, while requiring state lawmakers to disclose certain financial information.  
Recommended Vote: No Recommendation

Proposal 2: State constitutional amendment to expand voting rights and protections in a variety of ways. 
Recommended Vote: YES

Proposal 3: State constitutional amendment to provide for a constitutional right for reproductive freedom.
Recommended Vote:
YES


Oakland County Recommendations

Oakland County Transit Millage: A .95-mill increase to support transit services that specifically benefit Oakland County residents. It is a replacement for the SMART millage. 
  Recommended Vote: YES


City of Troy Proposal Recommendations

Troy School District Bond Proposal: A 2-mill increase in the millage rates to implement infrastructure repairs and upgrades district-wide. Cost to average homeowner is less than $1 per day.
Recommended Vote: YES