Michigan representatives vie for leadership positions in their parties

Rep. Debbie Dingell seeks to lead the House Democratic Caucus while Rep. Lisa McClain seeks to lead the House Republican Conference.

Debbie Dingell talks with Haley Stevens at the Oakland University gubernatorial debates in October 2022.

Rep. Debbie Dingell (left) and Rep. Haley Stevens at the Oakland University gubernatorial debates on Oct. 25, 2022.

Less than a week after the midterm elections, some Michigan members of Congress are entering a new contest – for leadership positions in their party.

Ann Arbor Congresswoman Debbie Dingell wrote House colleagues that a string of electoral victories across Michigan shows Democrats here have developed a winning strategy. Dingell says she’ll use that blueprint if members elect her to be the new Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus.  

Dingell, who faces two challengers for the post, says she’ll ensure working families do not feel left behind by the Democrats’ message. 

On the other side of the aisle — and the region — Macomb County Congresswoman Lisa McClain is vying to become Secretary of the House Republican Conference. 

The second-term Congresswoman, who is a part of the GOP’s whip team, wrote colleagues that she has extensive business experience and she says she already enjoys support from the “vast majority” of the party’s House Conference. 

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  • Quinn Klinefelter
    Quinn Klinefelter is a Senior News Editor at 101.9 WDET. In 1996, he was literally on top of the news when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole about his presidential campaign and stepped on his feet.