These are the results in the top five most expensive Michigan State House elections

General elections for all 110 districts in the Michigan House of Representatives took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Of the 110 districts up for election in 2022, 109 had a general election with more than one candidate.

Across all contested general elections, candidates raised $19.8 million. Incumbents raised an average of $173,010 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $57,315 per candidate.

Five general elections with the most fundraising

The table below details the five general elections with the most fundraising in the House of Representatives. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.

District Money Raised Officeholder Candidates
District 42 $1,639,668 Ann Bollin (R) Matt Hall and Justin Mendoza
District 103 $709,893 Daire Rendon (R) Betsy Coffia, Jack O’Malley, and Courtney Evans
District 73 $545,288 Bryan Posthumus (R) Julie Brixie and Norm Shinkle
District 38 $525,190 Kelly Breen (D) Joey Andrews and Kevin Whiteford
District 102 $505,723 Michele Hoitenga (R) Curt VanderWall and Brian Hosticka

The officeholders above are listed for the current districts they hold. However, this is a redistricting year, so candidates have been identified below as incumbents even if they are running in a different district than they currently hold.

#1 District 42 – $1,639,668

Incumbent Matt Hall raised $1,556,502 and Justin Mendoza raised $83,166.

Matt Hall won with 55 percent of the vote and Justin Mendoza received 45 percent of the vote.

#2 District 103 – $709,893

Incumbent Jack O’Malley raised $279,289, Betsy Coffia raised $430,604, and Courtney Evans raised $0.

Betsy Coffia won with 50 percent of the vote, Jack O’Malley received 48 percent of the vote, and Courtney Evans received 2 percent of the vote.

#3 District 73 – $545,288

Incumbent Julie Brixie raised $469,588 and Norm Shinkle raised $75,700.

Julie Brixie won with 57 percent of the vote and Norm Shinkle received 43 percent of the vote.

#4 District 38 – $525,190

Joey Andrews raised $289,726 and Kevin Whiteford raised $235,464.

Joey Andrews won with 52 percent of the vote and Kevin Whiteford received 48 percent of the vote.

#5 District 102 – $505,723

Curt VanderWall raised $458,414 and Brian Hosticka raised $47,310.

Curt VanderWall won with 61 percent of the vote and Brian Hosticka received 39 percent of the vote.

The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Michigan PACs submitted to the Michigan Secretary of State. Political expenditures that are not controlled by candidates or their campaigns, known as satellite spending, are not included in candidate totals. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines.

This article is a joint publication from Ballotpedia and Transparency USA, who are working together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.




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