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Michigan Senate

NameMichigan State Senate
LegislatureMichigan State Legislature
Term Limits2 terms (8 years)
New SessionJanuary 12, 2011
Coa PicSeal of Michigan.svg
Session RoomMichigan Senate.jpg
House TypeUpper House
Leader1 TypePresident of the Senate
Leader1Brian Calley
Election1January 1, 2011
Leader2 TypePresident pro Tempore
Leader2Tonya Schuitmaker
Election2January 13, 2011
Leader3 TypeMajority Leader
Leader3Randy Richardville
Election3January 13, 2011
Leader4 TypeMinority Leader
Leader4Gretchen Whitmer
Election4January 13, 2011
Term Length4 years
AuthorityArticle IV, Section 2, Michigan Constitution
Salary$79,650/year + expenses
Political Groups1Republican Party (26)
Democratic Party (12)
Last Election1November 4, 2010
(38 seats)
Next Election1November 4, 2014
(38 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting PlaceState Senate Chamber
Michigan State Capitol
Lansing, Michigan

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The Michigan Senate is the upper house of the Michigan Legislature. The Senate consists of 38 members, who are elected from constituencies having approximately 212,400 to 263,500 residents.

Senators are elected at the same time as the governor and serve four-year terms concurrent with the governor of Michigan's term of office. Senate and gubernatorial elections are always held two years after the election for president of the United States. Terms for senators begin on January 1 following the November general election. Senators who have not served more than half of a four-year term are eligible to serve no more than two full terms.

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