July 23, 2014
Will retire at end of current term (announced July 15, 2011)

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

  • District: 5th District, East -- Flint, Saginaw, Bay City
  • Residence: Flint
  • Born: September 16, 1929; Flint, Mich.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Wife, Gayle Kildee; three children
  • Education: Sacred Heart Seminary, B.A. 1952; U. of Detroit, attended 1954 (teaching certificate); U. of Michigan, M.A. 1961 (history)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Mich. House, 1965-75; Mich. Senate, 1975-77; U.S. House, 1977-2013
  • Elected: Elected: 1976 (18th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Education & the Workforce (Early Childhood, Elementary & Secondary Education - Ranking Member; Health, Employment, Labor & Pensions); Natural Resources (Indian & Alaska Native Affairs; National Parks, Forests & Public Lands)
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State Information: 5th District, East -- Flint, Saginaw, Bay City

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Dale Kildee (D) 107,286 53%
John Kupiec (R) 89,680 44.3%
Matthew de Heus (GREEN) 2,649 1.3%
Michael Moon (LIBERT) 2,648 1.3%
2008 general Dale Kildee (D) 221,841 70.4%
Matt Sawicki (R) 85,017 27%
Leonard Schwartz (LIBERT) 4,293 1.4%
Ken Mathenia (GREEN) 4,144 1.3%
2006 general Dale Kildee (D) 176,171 72.9%
Eric Klammer (R) 60,967 25.2%
Ken Mathenia (GREEN) 2,294 0.9%
Steve Samoranski (LIBERT) 2,259 0.9%
2004 general Dale Kildee (D) 208,163 67.2%
Myrah Kirkwood (R) 96,934 31.3%
Harley Mikkelson (GREEN) 2,468 0.8%
Clint Foster (LIBERT) 2,350 0.8%
2002 general Thom Moffitt (R)    
Dale Kildee (D) 158,709 91.6%
Clint Foster (LIBERT) 9,344 5.4%
Harley Mikkelson (GREEN) 5,188 3%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 64% John McCain: 35%
2004 John Kerry: 59% George W. Bush: 41%
2000 Al Gore: 62% George W. Bush: 38%