The Michigan House Republicans have secured another two years of a Republican majority in the House with victories in at least 56 seats. More counting is still underway in several other close contests, but the seats that have been called already have ensured Republicans maintain the majority for 6th straight legislative session.
“The people of Michigan have spoken loud and clear – they want two more years of House Republican leadership at their state Capitol,” said Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield. “House Republicans have the best plan of action to lead our state forward, and we have a proven track record of turning those plans into tangible results over the past ten years. That is why our message struck a chord with voters looking for real answers and why this team was successful statewide. I’m looking forward to seeing what this team can accomplish over the next two years.”
Republicans flipped at least two seats previously held by House Democrats (MI 48 and MI 96) and successfully defended several key seats that Democrats had targeted.
“The simple truth is House Republicans won tonight because we listened to the concerns of Michigan families and offered the best solutions to the biggest challenges facing our state,” said Speaker Pro-Tem Jason Wentworth. “Going forward, this caucus will continue to lead on the important issues. We will
continue to pursue bold reforms. And we will continue to deliver real results for the people who put their faith in us. We will never stop fighting for the people of this state.”