Know Your Congressional District: Michigan’s 13th

 

Melissa Mason

Michigan’s 13th Congressional district arcs from southwestern Wayne County to east Detroit with some of the downriver areas included.

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

Republican:

Jeff Gorman (Garden City)

Jeff Gorman for US Congress

jeffgormanforuscongress.com

 

Jeff Gorman did not return WDET’s Candidate Questionnaire.


Democratic:

 

(Incumbent) John Conyers  (Detroit)

John Conyers for Congress

Dawn Uhl-Zifilippo/WDET

 

 

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.

 

 

Janice Winfrey 

Janice Winfrey for Congress

Dawn Uhl-Zifilippo/WDET

 

Hear how Janice Winfrey will address the needs of the 13th District.

 

Here are Janice Winfrey’s responses to WDET’s Candidate Questionnaire.

 


About the Voters

Population 693,926
Age Distribution: 20-34 21%
Age Distribution: 35-59 33%
Age Distribution: 60 and older 18%
Race

White: 37.4%

Black: 56%

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%

Foreign-Born 6.3%
Education Level

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.

 

Image credit: Melissa Mason

This post is a part of 2016 Elections: Issues & Candidates.

You take voting seriously, and so do we.

Find WDET's coverage of the 2016 presidential and Congressional races as well as state legislative offices.

About the Author

We want to hear from you.
Share your thoughts and opinions: