Candidates advance from Democratic and Republican conventions in Michigan

In Michigan, the Democratic Party and Republican Party both held their nominating conventions for state supreme court and state executive offices on August 29, 2020. Candidates were nominated to advance to the general election scheduled for November 3, 2020.

Candidates were selected for nomination to the following offices:
• Michigan Supreme Court (2 seats)
• Michigan State Board of Education (2 seats)
• University of Michigan Board of Regents (2 seats)
• Michigan State University Board of Trustees (2 seats)

• Wayne State University Board of Governors (2 seats)

In the state supreme court election, one incumbent—Bridget Mary McCormack—filed for re-election and advanced to the general election as one of two candidates nominated by the Democratic Party. In Michigan, state supreme court candidates are nominated in partisan primaries, but the general election is nonpartisan.

In the state executive races, four incumbents filed for re-election and four were confirmed as nominees to advance to the general election. Four incumbents did not file for re-election.

The remaining candidates up for election to these offices were selected by the following parties at their respective nominating conventions:
• Green Party: June 20, 2020
• Libertarian Party: July 18, 2020
• U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan: July 25, 2020

• Natural Law Party: July 30, 2020

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Kate Carsella

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