Michigan Congressman Retiring

Nov 17, 2023

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

Democratic Congressman Dan Kildee announced he won’t run for reelection in 2024, setting up another competitive race in Michigan.

Congressman Kildee:

    • He began serving in Congress in 2013, taking over for his uncle who represented the seat until his retirement.
    • His long career in public service began at 18 when he was elected to the Flint Board of Education.
    • Throughout his career, Congressman Kildee was also elected to serve on the Genesee County Board of Commissioners and as Genesee County Treasurer.
    • He helped create the Genesee County Land Bank, the first community land bank in the country.
    • Prior to being elected to Congress, he was co-founder and president of the Center for Community Progress.
    • Currently, Congressman Kildee serves on the powerful Ways and Means Committee and the Budget Committee.

8th U.S. House District:

    • The district is located in eastern portions of Michigan.
    • It includes Flint, Saginaw, and Bay City, among other areas.
    • The district has a 54% Democratic base, but that base has been declining.
    • This will be a competitive seat in 2024, especially without an incumbent.

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