Candidates Democrat John Conyers and Republican Jeff Gorman
Libertarian Tiffany Hayden and Working Class candidate Sam Johnson will also be on the ballot.
Democratic Incumbent John Conyers
Congressman Conyers has served 26 consecutive terms on Congress, and was the first African-American Dean of Congress. He is also a founding member and the Dean of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Republican Jeff Gorman
Gorman is conservative Republican who describes himself as “pro-life”, and against the DREAM Act. Gorman says he accepts civil unions between gay couples, but doesn’t support making religious groups perform gay marriages. He is a retired Navy pilot from Garden City.
Libertarian Tiffany Hayden
Hayden says she believes in smaller government, more freedom, and fewer taxes. She calls herself an advocate for maximizing individual rights and minimizing the role of the state.
Working Class Party candidate Sam Johnson
Johnson was born in Alabama and lived in Detroit in 1967. He worked at the Chrysler plant, and started the Working Class Party in 2014 with the four other candidates who ran in the election under the slogan “For a Working Class Fight, for Working Class Policy.”
About the Voters
|Age Distribution: 18-34||23.7%|
|Age Distribution: 35-59||33.2%|
|Age Distribution: 60+||18.1%|
Less than high school graduate: 19.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey,
Previous Congressional Election Results
2014 General Election
Jeff Gorman (R) - 16.31%
John Conyers Jr. (D) - 79.49%
2012 General Election
Harry Sawicki (R) 13.64%
John Conyers Jr. (D) - 82.79%
WDET’s Coverage of the 13th Congressional District
Wayne State University Communication Students Clara Ruffin and Chester Fleming contributed to this coverage.