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Michigan Special Elections to Decide Control of State House

Photo: Nick King ~ USA TODAY NETWORK

MICHIGAN, April 16, 2024 ~ Special elections are taking place Tuesday in two metro-Detroit State House districts to fill two vacancies and likely end the legislative body’s partisan gridlock.

State House Districts 13 and 25, which lean Democrat, were vacated after former Democrat State Reps. Lori Stone and Kevin Coleman vacated their positions in the fall following mayoral victories in Warren and Westland respectively, leaving the State House’s party split even at 52-52. State House Speaker Joe Tate (D-Detroit) told Guy Gordon, Lloyd Jackson, and Jamie Edmonds that the Democrats’ top priorities will be passing the state’s budget and reducing the cost of living for Michigan residents if the party regains its majority.


April 16, 2024 ~ Two special elections will likely give Democrats control of the State House again, after working through a gridlock since last fall. Guy Gordon, Lloyd Jackson, and Jamie Edmonds talk with State House Speaker Joe Tate (D-Detroit) about what’s on the agenda for the remainder of the session, and what he thinks are the accomplishments of the party since taking control of the state in 2023.