WDET is examining the candidates and issues in the 2016 elections. You can find interviews with the candidates, information about the voters in the district and previous elections results below.
Two Democrats and one Republican will be on the August primary ballot, seeking a spot in the November general election.
U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) won the seat in 2014. The boundaries of the district were changed after 2010.
Michigan’s 13th Congressional District now includes an area stretching from Detroit to Highland Park to Garden City.
About the Candidates
Jeff Gorman (Garden City)
Jeff Gorman did not return WDET’s Candidate Questionnaire.
(Incumbent) John Conyers (Detroit)
Hear John Conyers talk about why he’s running for Congress.
Hear John Conyers talk about why his experience makes him a good choice for the 13th District.
John Conyers did not return WDET’s Candidate Questionnaire.
Hear how Janice Winfrey will address the needs of the 13th District.
About the Voters
|Age Distribution: 20-34||21%|
|Age Distribution: 35-59||33%|
|Age Distribution: 60 and older||18%|
American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
Asian: 1.2% Some other race: 2.6%
Two or more: 2.4%
Hispanic or Lation: 6.7%
Less than high school graduate: 19.2%
High school graduation 33.7%
Some college or associate’s degree: 33.4%
Bachelor’s degree: 8.8%
Graduate degree: 4.9%
Previous Congressional Election Results
2014 General Election
Jeff Gorman (R) - 16.31%
John Conyers (D) - 79.49%
2012 General Election
Harry Sawicki (R) 13.64%
John Conyers (D) - 82.79%
Michigan’s 13th Congressional District has only existed in its present shape since the 2012 election. It was redrawn based on the 2000 U.S. Census.