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Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.)


District: 12th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 1955-2015
Born: July 8, 1926; Colorado Springs, Colo.
Residence: Dearborn
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Debbie Dingell; four children
Education: Georgetown U., B.S. 1949; Georgetown U., J.D. 1952
Military Service: Army, 1944-46
Start of Service: Elected: 1955 (29th full term)
End of Service: Jan. 3, 2015
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Environment & the Economy; Health)

Election History
2012generalJohn Dingell (D) 216,88467.9
Cynthia Kallgren (R) 92,47229.0
Richard Secula (LIBERT) 9,8673.1
Timothy Kachinski (WRI) 00.0
2010generalJohn Dingell (D) 118,33656.8
Rob Steele (R) 83,48840.1
Aimee Smith (GREEN) 2,6861.3
Kerry Morgan (LIBERT) 1,9690.9
Matthew Furman (USTAX) 1,8210.9
2008generalJohn Dingell (D) 231,78470.7
John Lynch (R) 81,80225.0
Aimee Smith (GREEN) 7,0822.2
Gregory Stempfle (LIBERT) 4,0021.2
James Wagner (USTAX) 3,1571.0
2006generalJohn Dingell (D) 181,94688.0
Aimee Smith (GREEN) 9,4474.6
Gregory Stempfle (LIBERT) 8,4104.1
Robert Czak (USTAX) 7,0643.4
2004generalJohn Dingell (D) 218,40970.9
Dawn Reamer (R) 81,82826.6
Gregory Stempfle (LIBERT) 3,4001.1
Mike Eller (USTAX) 2,5080.8
Jerome White (X) 1,8180.6
2002generalJohn Dingell (D) 136,51872.2
Martin Kaltenbach (R) 48,62625.7
Gregory Stempfle (LIBERT) 3,9192.1
2000generalJohn Dingell (D) 167,14271.0
William Morse (R) 62,46926.5
Edward Hlavac (LIBERT) 2,8141.2
Ken Larkin (USTAX) 2,1540.9
Noha Hamze (NL) 9380.4
1998generalJohn Dingell (D) 116,14566.6
William Morse (R) 54,12131.0
Edward Hlavac (LIBERT) 3,0641.8
Noha Hamze (NL) 1,0270.6
1996generalJohn Dingell (D) 136,85462.0
James DeSana (R) 78,72335.7
Bruce Cain (LIBERT) 3,1551.4
Noha Hamze (NL) 1,0180.5
David Sole (WW) 8420.4
1994generalJohn Dingell (D) 105,84959.1
Ken Larkin (R) 71,15939.8
Noha Hamze (NL) 1,9681.1
1992generalJohn Dingell (D) 156,96465.1
Frank Beaumont (R) 75,69431.4
Max Siegle (TIC) 4,0481.7
Jeff Hampton (LIBERT) 2,3871.0
Martin McLaughlin (WL) 1,8420.8
1990generalJohn Dingell (D) 88,96267.0
Frank Beaumont (R) 42,62932.0
1988generalJohn Dingell (D) 132,77597.0
1986generalJohn Dingell (D) 101,65978.0
1984generalJohn Dingell (D) 121,46364.0
1982generalJohn Dingell (D) 114,00674.0
1980generalJohn Dingell (D) 105,84470.0
1978generalJohn Dingell (D) 93,38777.0
1976generalJohn Dingell (D) 121,68276.0
1974generalJohn Dingell (D) 95,83478.0
1972generalJohn Dingell (D) 110,71568.0
1970generalJohn Dingell (D) 90,54079.0
1968generalJohn Dingell (D) 105,69074.0
1966generalJohn Dingell (D) 71,78763.0
1964generalJohn Dingell (D) 112,76373.0
1962generalJohn Dingell (D) 94,19783.0
1960generalJohn Dingell (D) 111,67179.0
1958generalJohn Dingell (D) 79,21679.0
1956generalJohn Dingell (D) 111,82774.0
1955specialJohn Dingell (D) 19,62476.0
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Michigan Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D) is 2nd.


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

Rep. John D. Dingell 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.