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For address in:Charlevoix CountyUS House District 1 MichiganMichigan Senate District 37Michigan House District 105

November 4, 2014 Michigan General Election

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Our interactive sample ballot is not simply a listing of the candidates. We provide photos and links to social media and allow you to compare the biographical information and views of the candidates. If you are looking for an exact replica of the ballot you will see at the polls, we suggest that you consult your local county board’s website.

In addition to the office contest shown on our ballots, you may find additional county, city, local, and judicial office contests on the ballot you will be given at the polls. Due to our limited resources we were unable to cover those contests.
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* = Incumbent
U.S. Senate
(Vote for no more than one)
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Terri Lynn Land - R
Websiteterrilynnland.com
59
Gary Peters - D
Websitewww.petersformichigan.com
59
Jim Fulner - L
Websitewww.jimfulner.com
35
Richard A. Matkin
Chris Wahmhoff - G
Websitewahmhoffforsenate.com
39
Write in
1st DistrictRepresentative In Congress
(Vote for no more than one)
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Dan Benishek - R
Websitewww.danbenishek.com
66
Jerry Cannon - D
Websitecannon4congress.com
Loel Robert Gnadt - L
Websitewww.lpwm.org/LoelGnadt
63
Ellis Boal - G
Write in
Governor
(Vote for no more than one)
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Mark Schauer - D
Websitewww.markschauer.com
56
Rick Snyder - R
Websitewww.michigan.gov/snyder
59
Mary Buzuma - L
Websiteelectmarybuzuma.com
61
Mark McFarlin
Paul Homeniuk - G
Websitewww.paulhomeniuk.org
61
Write in
Lieutenant Governor
(Vote for no more than one)
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Brian N. Calley - R
Websitewww.michigan.gov/calley
41
Lisa Brown - D
Websitewww.lisabrown06.com
Scotty Boman - L
Websitewww.scottyboman.org
56
Richard Mendoza
Candace Ruth Caveny - G
Websitewww.candacecaveny.org/
78
Write in
Secretary Of State
(Vote for no more than one)
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Ruth Johnson - R
Godfrey Dillard - D
Websitewww.godfreydillard.com
Jamie Lewis - L
Websitedemocracy.com/Jamie-Lewis/default.aspx
51
Robert Gale
Jason Gatties
Write in
Attorney General
(Vote for no more than one)
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Bill Schuette - R
Websitewww.BillSchuette.com
64
Mark Totten - D
Websitewww.marktotten.com
Justin M. Altman - L
Websitedemocracy.com/Justin-Altman/default.aspx
Gerald T. Van Sickle
John Anthony La Pietra - G
Websitewww.newmenu.org/johnanthony
60
Write in
Member Of The State Board Of Education
(Vote for no more than two)
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Maria Carl - R
Websitewww.mariacarl.com
Jonathan Tade Williams - R
Websitewww.parentdriveneducation.com
Pamela Pugh Smith - D
Websitepamelapughsmith.com
Casandra E. Ulbrich - D
Websitecasandraforsenate.com
Kimberly Moore - L
Gregory Scott Stempfle - L
Websitegregstempfle.lpwm.org/
Karen Adams
Sherry A. Wells - G
Websitemigreenparty.wordpress.com
71
Nikki Mattson
Write in
Member Of The Michigan State University Board Of Trustees
(Vote for no more than two)
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Melanie Foster - R
Websitetrustees.msu.edu/about/foster.html
Jeff Sakwa - R
Faylene Owen - D
George Perles - D
Websitetrustees.msu.edu/about/perles.html
Michael H. Miller - L
Raymond Moses - L
Crystal Van Sickle
Stephen J. Young
Adam Adrianson - G
Terry Link - G
Bridgette Guzman
Write in
Member Of The University Of Michigan Board Of Regents
(Vote for no more than two)
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Rob Steele - R
Websiteronforregent.com
Ronald Weiser - R
Websiteronforregent.com
Mike Behm - D
Kathy White - D
Websitewww.regents.umich.edu/about/bios/white.html
James Lewis Hudler - L
John Jascob - L
Joe Sanger
Websitewww.votejoesanger.com
Christine C. Schwartz
Ian Swanson - G
Write in
Member Of The Wayne State University Board Of Governors
(Vote for no more than two)
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Michael Busuito - R
Websitevotebusuitowsu.com/contact-us
Satish Jasti - R
Marilyn Kelly - D
Websitewww.kellyforjustice.com
Dana Alicia Thompson - D
Websitedanathompson.ruck.us
Daniel Goebel - L
Websitewww.dangoebel2012.com
63
Brian Richard Wright - L
Shari A. Matkin
Marc Joseph Sosnowski
Margaret Guttshall - G
Websitewww.margaretguttshall.org
Latham T. Redding - G
Yolanda Robson
Write in
State SenatorDistrict 37
(Vote for no more than one)
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Phil Bellfy - D
Websitewww.philbellfy.com
Wayne A. Schmidt - R
Websitewww.wayneschmidt.com
51
Write in
State RepresentativeDistrict 105
(Vote for no more than one)
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Jay Calo - D
Websitewww.votecalo.com
Triston Cole - R
Websitewww.tristoncole.com
Write in
Justice Of The Supreme Court
(Vote for no more than one)
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Richard Bernstein
Doug Dern
Websitewww.facebook.com/votedern
Bill Murphy
James Robert Redford
Brian Keith Zahra
Websitezahraforjustice.com
Write in
Michigan Ballot Measures
Keep Michigan Wolves Protected
YesNo
Authorizes the establishment of the first open hunting season for wolves.Authorizes the Natural Resources Commission to add certain animals to the list of game species.___Yes___No
Initiation of Legislation Submitted to the Legislature
YesNo
Petition proposes to create a new act to require the purchase of health care plan coverage for elective abortion to be exclusively by optional rider for which additional premium has been paid by the purchaser.___Yes___No
Professional Wildlife Management
YesNo
Petition proposes to amend the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, to authorize the legislature and Natural Resources Commission to take certain actions with respect to the designation of wolves and other wildlife species as game, and to provide for the control of aquatic invasive species, including Asian Carp.___Yes___No
Minimum Wage
YesNo
Petition proposes to amend the Minimum Wage Law of 1964 to increase the minimum wage.___Yes___No
Fair Use of Ballot Referendum
YesNo
Petition proposes to amend the Michigan Constitution to extend the power of referendum to bills containing appropriations.___Yes___No
Ban Fracking in Michigan
YesNo
Petition proposes to amend the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, to prohibit the use of horizontal hydraulic fracturing in this state.___Yes___No
Restore Michigan’s Part-Time Legislature
YesNo
Petition proposes to limit the total annual compensation of members of the state legislature, cap the maximum number of days in which the legislature may convene in regular session, and require public disclosure of certain legislative actions.___Yes___No
Put the Citizens in Charge
YesNo
Petition proposes to amend the Michigan Constitution to extend the rights of initiative and referendum to local ordinances and state and local laws making appropriations; authorize signature gathering activities in such public places as rest areas, shopping malls, and college campuses; and eliminate laws governing certain aspects of the petition circulation process.___Yes___No
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