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Primary Election Overview: 11th Senate District

Jun 13, 2018

Through the primary election on August 7, on every Tuesday and Thursday on the MLC Blog we will be highlighting races for which the primary is the key race due to the voter base.  Candidate’s website and professional information is listed when available.

District Overview

The 11th Senate District is located in Oakland County. The district includes Farmington, Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Lathrup Village, Madison Heights, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak, and Southfield. The district has a 73% Democratic base.

Commentary

Senator Vincent Gregory (D) can’t run again for this seat due to term limits, leaving it open. Representative Jeremy Moss is in the primary race and at this point isn’t seen as having strong competition from the other candidates. Given the strong Democratic base of the district, should he win the primary, Representative Moss is fairly likely to be the next Senator for this district.

Democratic Candidates:

  • Crystal Bailey – CEO and co-founder of Walks Fashion Show
  • Jeremy Moss – State Representative, former Southfield City Council member, worked in public policy at the state and local levels
  • Vanessa Moss – Small business owner, attorney
  • James Turner – Film producer

Republican Candidate:

  • Boris Truman – Software engineer

Libertarian Candidate:

  • James Young – U.S. Army Veteran, chemical technician

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