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Governor Whitmer announces special election dates to fill seat in 8th and 28th Senate Districts


January 15, 2021 

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Governor Whitmer announces special election dates to fill seat in 8th and 28th Senate Districts   


LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced the dates for special elections to fill vacancies in the 8th and 28th Districts of the Michigan SenateA special primary election to fill the vacancy will be held on August 3rd, 2021, and the general election will be held on November 2nd, 2021. 


"The 8th and 28th Senate Districts deserve representation in the legislature, and voters will have an opportunity to make their voices heard at the ballot box in the August 3rd primary and the November 2nd general election," said Governor Whitmer. "Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and I remain committed to ensuring fair and secure elections that reflect the will of the people, and I look forward to working with her to ensure the people of Michigan have a voice in Lansing." 


The Michigan's 28th Senate District seat was previously held by Senator Peter MacGregor, who was elected as the Kent County Treasurer in the November 3rd, 2020 general election.  


The 8th Senate District seat was previously held by Senator Peter Lucido, who was elected as the Macomb County Prosecutor in the November 3rd, 2020 general election. 


Candidates wishing to be placed on the August 3rd primary ballot must file by April 20th, 2021. For additional information and other relevant dates for this special election, see the attached letters filed with the Secretary of State's office.  


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