On April 25, Lorence Wenke, who was a Michigan State Representative 2002-2008, announced that he will seek the Libertarian nomination for State Senate. See this story. Wenke was also on the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners 1994-2002. In his past election races, he was the Republican nominee. He has left the Republican Party because it continues to oppose same-sex marriage.
The Michigan Libertarian Party nominates by convention. The nominating convention is set for May 17 in Howell.