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Rep. Dale E. Kildee (D-Mich.)

District: 5th District
Political Highlights: Mich. House, 1965-75; Mich. Senate, 1975-77; U.S. House of Representatives, 1977-2013
Born: Sept. 16, 1929; Flint, Mich.
Residence: Flint
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Gayle Kildee; three children
Education: Sacred Heart Seminary, B.A. 1952; U. of Detroit, attended 1954; U. of Michigan, M.A. 1961
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1976 (18th term)
Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education - Ranking Member; Health, Employment, Labor & Pensions); Natural Resources (Federal Lands; Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs)

Election History
2010generalDale Kildee (D) 107,28653.0
John Kupiec (R) 89,68044.3
Matthew de Heus (GREEN) 2,6491.3
Michael Moon (LIBERT) 2,6481.3
2008generalDale Kildee (D) 221,84170.4
Matt Sawicki (R) 85,01727.0
Leonard Schwartz (LIBERT) 4,2931.4
Ken Mathenia (GREEN) 4,1441.3
2006generalDale Kildee (D) 176,17172.9
Eric Klammer (R) 60,96725.2
Ken Mathenia (GREEN) 2,2940.9
Steve Samoranski (LIBERT) 2,2590.9
2004generalDale Kildee (D) 208,16367.2
Myrah Kirkwood (R) 96,93431.3
Harley Mikkelson (GREEN) 2,4680.8
Clint Foster (LIBERT) 2,3500.8
2002generalDale Kildee (D) 158,70991.6
Clint Foster (LIBERT) 9,3445.4
Harley Mikkelson (GREEN) 5,1883.0
2000generalDale Kildee (D) 158,18461.1
Grant Garrett (R) 92,92635.9
Laurie Martin (LIBERT) 5,3372.1
Terry Haines (USTAX) 1,6570.6
Alaya Bouche (NL) 8240.3
1998generalDale Kildee (D) 105,45755.9
Tom McMillin (R) 79,06241.9
Malcolm Johnson (LIBERT) 4,0062.1
1996generalDale Kildee (D) 136,85659.2
Patrick Nowak (R) 89,73338.8
Malcolm Johnson (LIBERT) 3,4721.5
Terrence Shulman (NL) 1,1270.5
1994generalDale Kildee (D) 97,09651.2
Megan O'Neill (R) 89,14847.0
Karen Blasdell (NL) 3,2401.7
1992generalDale Kildee (D) 133,95653.7
Megan O'Neill (R) 111,79844.8
Key Halverson (NL) 1,8910.8
Jerome White (WL) 1,8720.8
1990generalDale Kildee (D) 90,30768.0
David Morrill (R) 41,75932.0
1988generalDale Kildee (D) 150,83276.0
Jeff Coad (R) 47,07124.0
1986generalDale Kildee (D) 101,22580.0
1984generalDale Kildee (D) 145,07093.0
1982generalDale Kildee (D) 118,53875.0
1980generalDale Kildee (D) 147,28093.0
Dennis Berry (LIBERT) 11,5077.0
1978generalDale Kildee (D) 105,40277.0
1976generalDale Kildee (D) 124,26070.0
Roll Call Vitals


Michigan is 7th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Rep. Dale E. Kildee has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.