News 10's 10 Questions for the Candidates: what you need to know

Published: Oct. 19, 2018 at 3:04 PM EDT
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As the general election approaches, News 10 is surveying statewide and Lansing-area candidates to get you acquainted with the people trying to earn your vote. As we hear back from the candidates, their names will show up in blue with a link to their responses.

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*Responses have been lightly edited for grammar

Gretchen Whitmer (Democrat)

Bill Gelineau (Libertarian)

Attorney General:

Tom Leonard (R)

Dana Nessel (D)

U.S. Senate:

John James (R)

Debbie Stabenow (D)

U.S. House of Representatives:
See a map of the districts here
District 4 (Clinton County and most of Michigan’s midsection)

John Moolenaar (R)

Jerry Hilliard (D)

District 7 (Eaton, Jackson, Hillsdale and Branch counties, plus Ohio border counties)
District 8 (Ingham County, Livingston County and northern Oakland County)

Mike Bishop (R)

Brian Ellison (L)

State Senate:
See a map of the districts here
District 16 (Jackson, Hillsdale and Branch counties)

Mike Shirkey (R)

District 23 (East Lansing, Mason and other parts of Ingham County)

Andrea Pollock (R)

District 24 (Eaton County, Clinton County and northeast Ingham County)

Tom Barrett (R)

State House of Representatives:
See a map of the districts here
District 58 (Branch and Hillsdale counties)

Eric Leutheuser (R)

Tamara Barnes (D)

District 64 (Jackson, plus western Jackson County)
District 65 (Eastern Jackson County, plus Eaton Rapids)

Jason Rees (L)

District 67 (Mason, plus southern Ingham County)

Zachary Moreau (L)

District 68 (Lansing)

Rosalinda Hernandez (R)

Sarah Anthony (D)

Robin Lea Laurain (L)

District 69 (East Lansing and northern Ingham County)

Julie Brixie (D)

District 71 (Northern and western Eaton County)

Christine Barnes (R)

Angela Witwer (D)

District 93 (Clinton County and most of Gratiot County)