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Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.)

District: 13th District
Political Highlights: candidate for mayor of Detroit, 1989; candidate for mayor of Detroit, 1993; U.S. House of Representatives, 1965-present
Born: May 16, 1929; Detroit, Mich.
Residence: Detroit
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Monica Conyers; two children
Education: Wayne State U., B.A. 1957; Wayne State U., LL.B. 1958
Military Service: Mich. National Guard, 1948-50; Army, 1950-54; Army Reserve, 1954-57
Start of Service: Elected: 1964 (26th term)
Committee Assignments: Judiciary

Election History
2014generalJohn Conyers (D) 132,71079.5
Jeff Gorman (R) 27,23416.3
Chris Sharer (LIBERT) 3,5372.1
Sam Johnson (NPA) 3,4662.1
2012generalJohn Conyers (D) 235,33682.8
Harry Sawicki (R) 38,76913.6
Chris Sharer (LIBERT) 6,0762.1
Martin Gray (USTAX) 4,0891.4
2010generalJohn Conyers (D) 115,51176.8
Don Ukrainec (R) 29,90219.9
Marc Sosnowski (USTAX) 3,2062.1
Richard Secula (LIBERT) 1,8591.2
2008generalJohn Conyers (D) 227,84192.4
Richard Secula (LIBERT) 10,7324.4
Clyde Shabazz (GREEN) 8,0153.3
2006generalJohn Conyers (D) 158,75585.3
Chad Miles (R) 27,36714.7
2004generalJohn Conyers (D) 213,68183.9
Veronica Pedraza (R) 35,08913.8
Michael Donahue (LIBERT) 2,2780.9
Lisa Weltman (GREEN) 2,2240.9
Wilbert Sears (USTAX) 1,3070.5
2002generalJohn Conyers (D) 145,28583.2
Dave Stone (R) 26,54415.2
Francis Schorr (LIBERT) 1,5320.9
John Litle (GREEN) 1,2470.7
2000generalJohn Conyers (D) 168,98289.1
William Ashe (R) 17,5829.3
Constance Catalfio (LIBERT) 2,1131.1
Richard Miller (NL) 1,0300.5
1998generalJohn Conyers (D) 126,32186.9
Vendella Collins (R) 16,14011.1
Michael Freyman (LIBERT) 1,7641.2
Richard Miller (NL) 1,0800.7
1996generalJohn Conyers (D) 157,72285.9
William Ashe (R) 22,15212.1
Scotty Boman (LIBERT) 1,7050.9
Richard Miller (NL) 7360.4
Willie Reid (I) 7170.4
Helen Halyard (SE) 6600.4
1994generalJohn Conyers (D) 128,46381.5
Richard Fournier (R) 26,21516.6
Richard Miller (NL) 2,9531.9
1992generalJohn Conyers (D) 165,49682.4
John Gordon (R) 32,03615.9
Richard Miller (NL) 2,0431.0
D'Artagnan Collier (WL) 1,2960.6
1990generalJohn Conyers (D) 76,55689.0
Ray Shoulders (R) 7,2989.0
1988generalJohn Conyers (D) 127,80091.0
1986generalJohn Conyers (D) 94,30789.0
1984generalJohn Conyers (D) 152,43289.0
1982generalJohn Conyers (D) 125,51797.0
1980generalJohn Conyers (D) 123,28695.0
1978generalJohn Conyers (D) 89,64693.0
1976generalJohn Conyers (D) 126,16192.0
1974generalJohn Conyers (D) 97,62091.0
1972generalJohn Conyers (D) 131,35388.0
1970generalJohn Conyers (D) 93,07588.0
1968generalJohn Conyers (D) 127,847100.0
1966generalJohn Conyers (D) 89,90884.0
1964generalJohn Conyers (D) 138,58984.0
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Michigan Rep. John D. Dingell (D) is 1st.


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


Twitter Followers (@repjohnconyers)

Rep. John Conyers Jr. 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.