The special primary elections for four open state house seats will be held on March 1. The elections are held under the old district lines. The candidates' pre-primary campaign finance reports have mostly been submitted. District 15 is safe D, while the other three should be safe R.
36. Grot 57K Mekoski 60K (52K self) Thompson 8K
43. Harris 27K Warrington 21K Ybarra 5K
74. Gilbert 30K Noordhoek 8K Regan $200
District 36 is open since Rep. Douglas Wozniak was elected to the state senate. Sylvia Grot is the wife of Shelby Township Clerk Stan Grot, a longtime establishment GOP official who sought the seat in 2014. Terence Mekoski is a former police officer and "Stop the Steal" candidate who finished third with 21% in the 2021 senate primary that Wozniak won. William Thompson is an engineer and firefighter.
District 43 is open due to the death of Rep. Andrea Schroeder. Heidi Warrington is a nurse who was a district representative for Schroeder. She has the sole endorsement of Michigan Right to Life. Mike Harris is a police officer who is endorsed by a couple previous state reps. Linda Ybarra Bozzone works at a senior center. Anthony Bartolotta, a Waterford Township Trustee who finished third with 27% in 2018, dropped out of the race.
District 74 is open since Rep. Mark Huizenga was elected to the state senate. Walker City Commissioner Steven Gilbert is a state legislative staffer. Grandville City Council member Justin Noordhoek is a teacher. Businessman Robert Regan previously ran for state rep, finishing second in 2014 and 2018 and third in 2020. He appears to be the most conservative and has some grassroots support. Walker City Commissioner Carol Glanville will be the D nominee.