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Whitmer announces special election dates for 8th, 28th district Senate seats

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Posted at 6:04 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 18:04:17-05

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday announced the dates for special elections to fill vacancies in the 8th and 28th districts of the Michigan Senate.

A special primary election to fill the vacancy will be held Nov. 2, 2021, a news release said.

“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 Aug. 3 primary and the Nov. 2 general election,” Whitmer said. “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.”

Michigan’s 28th Senate district seat was previously held by Sen. Peter MacGregor, who was elected as the Kent County treasurer in the Nov. 3, 2020 general election.

The 8th Senate district seat was previously held by Peter Lucido, who was elected as the Macomb County prosecutor in November.

Candidates who want to be placed on the primary ballot must file by April 20.