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Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-Mich.)

  • District: 13th District, Part of Detroit; Lincoln Park; Wyandotte
  • Residence: Detroit
  • Born: June 25, 1945; Detroit, Mich.
  • Religion: African Methodist Episcopal
  • Family: Divorced; two children
  • Education: Ferris State College, A.A. 1965; Western Michigan U., B.S. 1968 (education); U. of Michigan, M.A. 1972 (education)
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Mich. House, 1979-97; candidate for Detroit City Council, 1991; sought Democratic nomination for Mich. Senate, 1994; U.S. House, 1997-2011
  • Elected: Elected: 1996 (7th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Defense; Transportation-HUD)
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State Information: 13th District, Part of Detroit; Lincoln Park; Wyandotte

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2010 general Hansen Clarke (D) 100,885 79.4%
John Hauler (R) 23,462 18.5%
George Corsetti (GREEN) 1,032 0.8%
Duane Montgomery (NPA) 881 0.7%
Heidi Peterson (LIBERT) 815 0.6%
2008 general Carolyn Kilpatrick (D) 167,481 74.1%
Edward Gubics (R) 43,098 19.1%
George Corsetti (GREEN) 9,579 4.2%
Gregory Creswell (LIBERT) 5,764 2.6%
2006 general Carolyn Kilpatrick (D) 126,308 100%
2004 general Carolyn Kilpatrick (D) 173,246 78.2%
Cynthia Cassell (R) 40,935 18.5%
Thomas Lavigne (GREEN) 4,261 1.9%
Eric Gordon (LIBERT) 3,211 1.4%
2002 general Jim Gram (R)    
Carolyn Kilpatrick (D) 120,869 91.6%
Raymond Warner (LIBERT) 11,072 8.4%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 85% John McCain: 14%
2004 John Kerry: 80% George W. Bush: 19%
2000 Al Gore: 81% George W. Bush: 19%

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