MI Election 2014: Aug. 5 Primary Could See Four Openly Gay Candidates Advance

Make Sure To Get Out And Vote (Are You Registered?)

Monday, July 7 was the last day to register to vote in the August 5 primary. This year all 83 counties will hold elections on that day so be sure you are registered and know where to vote by checking on any of the resource links below.

For BTL readers this primary season is especially exciting. We have four candidates who are openly gay and endorsed by BTL.

Garnet Lewis could be the first lesbian State Senator. She is running in the 32nd District which includes Saginaw, Zilwaukee, Tittabawassee Township, Frankenmuth and Swartz Creek. Check out the campaign website

Jon Hoadley is running for State Representative in the 60th District which includes Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo Township. Check out the campaign website

Jeremy Moss is running for State Representative in the 35th District which includes Southfield and Lathrup Village. Check out the campaign website

Rudy Serra is running for State Representative for the 27th District which is made up of several South Oakland County communities including Hazel Park, Ferndale, and Berkley. Check out the campaign website

Check here for your current status as a registered voter in Michigan

To register to vote, download and fill out this form from the Secretary of State's website. You can also get a copy at your local Secretary of State branch located here

Register here for an absentee ballot

Check here for candidate listings in Primary on Tuesday, Aug. 5

Check here to find your senate and congressional district

Monday, July 7 - Last day to register for August 5 Primary Election

Tuesday, August 5 - Primary Election

Monday, October 6 - Last day to register for November 4 General Election

Tuesday, November 4 - General Election

Statewide Candidates

BTL Strongly Endorses the following candidates this fall:

Mark Schauer for Michigan Governor


Mark Totten for Michigan Attorney General


Gary Peters for U.S. Senate


Learn more about these and other candidates at:

The Michigan Democratic Party


Michigan Republican Party


Michigan Democratic LGBT & Allies Caucus


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Revealing Bigotry: Taking On Gary Glenn

In a Sept. 27 op-ed in the Detroit News, conservative Republican columnist Nolan Finley raised serious concerns about three Republican candidates running for the state house Nov. 4. Todd Courser of Lapeer, Cindy Gamrat of Plainwell and Gary Glenn of Midland -- all correctly identified by Finley as a "trio (who) seeks tea party tyranny." Nolan describes Glenn and Courser as "extremely anti-gay (who) would turn the Republican Party into a fundamentalist denomination of the Christian Church if given the chance." Finley warned that the trio's narrow views on the Legislature could cripple the government and its ability to work across the aisle to move the state forward. Their agenda also includes killing any expansion of the Elliot-Larsen act to include LGBT protections.

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