A special election for Michigan's 13th congressional district was held on November 6, 2018, following the resignation of Democratic U.S. Representative John Conyers.
The Democratic primary was held on August 7, 2018. No Republican candidate ran in the special election, making the win in the Democratic primary tantamount to election in this district. Both the primary for this election and primary for the regular election were concurrent; similarly, the special election was held the same day as regular election. The winner of the regular Democratic primary was former state Representative Rashida Tlaib.
The winner of the special Democratic primary was Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, who served only from November 29, 2018 to January 3, 2019, the last day of Conyers' 27th term.
Incumbent U.S. Representative John Conyers announced on December 5, 2017, that he would resign after a sexual harassment scandal. He had represented the 13th and its predecessors since 1965 (it was numbered as the 1st from 1965 to 1993 and as the 14th from 1993 to 2013), and was the longest-serving member of the House at the time.
Three days after Conyers' resignation, GovernorRick Snyder set a date for the special election. It was scheduled for November 6, 2018, concurrent with the regular election for a full two-year term. Primaries were held August 7. The filing deadline for candidates was April 24, 2018. As a result, the 13th's seat remained vacant for nearly a year.
Brenda Jones won the Democratic primary for the special election, but lost the Democratic primary for the regular election to Rashida Tlaib. Both the special primary and regular primary were held concurrently. Jones won the special election on November 6, and she is expected to serve for just over eight weeks.