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Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.)

  • District: 6th District, Southwest -- Kalamazoo, Portage, Benton Harbor
  • Residence: St. Joseph
  • Born: April 23, 1953; St. Joseph, Mich.
  • Religion: Protestant
  • Family: Wife, Amey Upton; two children
  • Education: U. of Michigan, B.A. 1975 (journalism)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: No previous office; U.S. House, 1987-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1986 (14th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce - Chairman (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Energy & Power; Environment & the Economy; Health; Oversight & Investigations)
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State Information: 6th District, Southwest -- Kalamazoo, Portage, Benton Harbor

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Fred Upton (R) 174,955 54.6%
Mike O'Brien (D) 136,563 42.6%
Christie Gelineau (LIBERT) 6,366 2%
Jason Gatties (USTAX) 2,591 0.8%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 49% Mitt Romney: 50%
2008 Barack Obama: 53% John McCain: 45%




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