Democrat Sander Levin, Republican Chris Morse
Green Party Candidate John V. McDermott and Libertarian Matthew Orlando also will be on the ballot.
Democratic Incumbent Sander Levin
Levin was born and raised in Detroit, and resides in Royal Oak. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago, and a master’s in International Relations from Columbia University. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982 and is the Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Republican Challenger Chris Morse
A resident of Bloomfield Township, Morse served in the US Navy for 12 years, and in the Army for 5 years. He received a bachelor’s from Drury College in 1996 and worked as a stockbroker for Edward Jones Investments from 2004 to 2006.
Green Party Challenger John McDermott
McDermott is an attorney with a bachelor’s in accounting from Michigan State University. He earned a law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1994.
Libertarian Challenger Matthew Orlando
Orlando is a compliance analyst from Detroit who lives in Madison Heights. He graduated from Oakland University and lives with his wife and four children.
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About the Voters:
|Age Distribution: 18-34||22.1%|
|Age Distribution: 35-59||35.1%|
|Age Distribution: 60+||21.8%|
Less than high school graduate: 11.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey,
Previous Congressional Election Results:
2014 General Election
George Brikho (R) - 36.09%
2012 General Election
Don Volaric (R) 34.02%
Sander Levin (D) - 61.91%
WDET’s Coverage of the 9th Congressional District
Wayne State University Communication Student Patrick Gumbleton contributed to this coverage.