Two Election Victories Restore Democratic Majority in Michigan House

April 17, 2024, 8:55 AM by  Allan Lengel

New Reps. Mai Xiong and Peter Herzberg

The Michigan House has been divided 54-54  for months, resulting in gridlock since two Democrats left and got sworn in as mayors in their home towns.

On Tuesday, that changed with two Democrats winning special elections and giving the party a 56-54 edge. 

Democrat Mai Xiong, a current Macomb County commissioner, won the 13th state House, beating her  Republican opponent 65 to 34 percent, according to the Detroit Free Press. 

Democratic Westland City Councilman Peter Herzberg won the 25th state House District, beating his Republican opponent 60-38 percent.  

"The new majority gives room for Democrats to move forward several pieces of legislation regarding labor, healthcare and so much more that effects working families," Herzberg posted on Facebook. 

Read more:  Detroit Free Press

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