So far, 11 people have thrown their hat in the ring to fill the vacant state House of Representatives seat left by Sheldon Neeley.
The last day to file to run as a Democrat or a Republican was Tuesday, Nov. 19. The last date for candidates without political party affiliation to file is Dec. 11.
The 34th District seat was vacated by Neeley after he was elected mayor of Flint. He was sworn into his new office on Monday, Nov. 11.
On Nov. 12, Whitmer called for a special primary election and special election to fill the position for the 34th District.
The following candidates are running for that position: Michael Clack, Sean Croudy, Monica Galloway, Santino Guerra, Vincent Lang, Charis Lee, Claudia Perkins Milton, Candice Mushatt, Cynthia Neeley, Sherwood Pea Jr., and Adam Ford.
Whitmer outlined the following schedule for the election, with all deadlines at 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted:
- Nov. 19 - Last date for Democratic and Republican party candidates to file affidavits of identity and nominating petitions or filing fee.
- Nov. 22 - Last date for Democratic and Republican party candidates to withdraw.
- Dec. 11 - Last date for candidates without political party affiliation to file qualifying petitions and affidavits of identity.
- Dec. 16 - Last date for candidates without political party affiliation to withdraw. Deadline is 4 p.m.
- Jan. 7 - Special primary election.
- Jan. 7 - Last date for minor parties to hold conventions to nominate candidates; filing deadline is one business day after the conclusion of the convention.
- March 10 - Special election.
The term will end Jan. 1, 2021.