Congressman Dan Kildee represents Michigan’s current 5th Congressional District. Now he is running for the redrawn 8th district, which encompasses Flint, Saginaw, Bay City and Midland.
Kildee grew up in Flint.
“My grandfather was the fire chief in Flint Township,” Kildee shares. “So I learned about public service really by watching him, and then of course my uncle was in government, in the state Legislature when I was a kid. My father was in business and I grew up in a family of six children.”
Kildee was elected into Michigan State Congress in 2013 and has been serving ever since.
“There’s work to do, and as long as that’s the case and I feel like I’ve got something to offer, I want to continue to try to represent my home communities and be their voice in Congress,” Kildee says.
Kildee lists women’s reproductive health care, the economy and education among the top issues in his district. He says he works across the aisle to get things done.
“I work with anybody, whether it’s restoring the pensions of those five salary retirees or protecting the Great Lakes, or cleaning up PFAS contamination, I’ve been able to find a way to get Democrats and Republicans together to push in the same direction,” says Kildee.
Kildee believes what sets him apart from his opponent, Republican candidate Paul Junge, is his track record of getting things done.
“I think that’s the best indicator of how I’ll continue to work.”