U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) announced Jan. 5 she will not seek a fifth term in 2024. Sen. Stabenow was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000, following her service as an elected official in the U.S. House of Representatives, in the Michigan Legislature and in county-level politics. Sen. Stabenow has been a healthcare champion throughout her time in elected office, including her leadership on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (known in Michigan as MI Child), community health centers, Medicare and behavioral health initiatives. Her decision not to run in 2024 means Michigan will have an open Senate seat during the 2024 midterm election.
MHA CEO Brian Peters released a statement expressing gratitude to Sen. Stabenow for her years as a healthcare champion in elected office.