UPDATED: Who's Running to Represent Farmington and Farmington Hills?

Boundaries for state-wide and county districts have changed, with the exception of one local race.

UPDATE - As the Tuesday deadline passed, the following additional candidates filed for local offices:

14th Congressional: Democrats Bob Costello and Mary Waters, both of Detroit

11th Congressional: Republican U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter

37th State House: Republicans Bruce Lilley of Farmington and Michael A. Peters of Farmington Hills

21st Oakland County Commission: Republican Mary Kathryn DeCuir of Southfield

If you're planning to run for office under a party affiliation this fall, you have until 4 p.m. today to turn in your paperwork. 

That's the deadline for partisans who may end up running in an August primary. Independents have until July 19 to declare their intention to run for office. 

After redistricting due to the 2010 U.S. Census, all Farmington and Farmington Hills residents will find themselves in at least one new federal, state or county district. Here's a list of candidates, and the districts they aim to represent, as of Monday afternoon:


14th: Farmington Hills landed in this district, which includes portions of Detroit, the Grosse Pointes, Hamtramck, Royal Oak Township, Oak Park, Southfield, Lathrup Village, West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake Village, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake and Pontiac.

Candidates: U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawerence and U.S. Rep. Hansen Clarke have all announced they will run on the Democrat side of the ballot; Grosse Pointe Woods resident John Hauler has filed on the Republican side. 

11th: Farmington now falls in this district, which includes Livonia, Canton, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Wixom, Walled Lake and Lyon, Milford, Highland, White Lake, Commerce and Waterford Townships.

Candidates: Republican Kerry Bentivolio of Milford, and Democrats William F. Roberts of Redford and Sayed Taj of Canton. 

State Legislature

11th Senate: State senate seats are not up for election this year. Farmington and Farmington Hills fall into this district, which also includes portions of Southfield, Lathrup Village, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Hazel Park, Madison Heights and Royal Oak Township. 

37th House: Farmington and Farmington Hills both remain in the same State House district, currently represented by Democrat Vicki Barnett. She is seeking a third term and is the only candidate who has filed.

Learn about filing for election and see an unofficial list of state-wide candidates at mi.gov/sos/.

Oakland County

Farmington and Farmington Hills are now split among three county commission districts:

13th - Farmington Hills precincts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16 and 17; precincts in West Bloomfield and Bloomfield Hills 

Candidates: Republican Al Zaparackas of Farmington Hills and Democrat Marcia Gershenson of Bloomfield Hills (currently 17th District commissioner)

14th - All of Farmington and Farmington Hills precincts 1, 10, 11, 12,13, 14, 15, 18, 22, 23, 24 and 25; precincts in Franklin, Bingham Farms, Beverly Hills and Southfield

Candidates: Democrat Todd J. Stearn of Beverly Hills and Republican Bill Dwyer of Farmington Hills (currently 14th District commissioner)

21st - Farmington Hills precincts 19, 20, 21, 26 and 27 (southeast corner); and Southfield precincts

Candidates: Democrat Janet Jackson of Southfield (currently 21st District commissioner)

Learn about filing for election and see an unofficial candidate and ballot issue list at oakgov.com/clerkrod/


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