|Dale E. Kildee|
|U.S. House, Michigan, District 5|
|January 3, 2011-January 3, 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 1976|
|Michigan State Senate|
|Michigan House of Representatives|
|High school||St. Mary’s High School, Flint, MI|
|Bachelor's||Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit, MI|
|Master's||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
|Other||Teaching Certificate, University of Detroit|
|Birthday||September 16, 1929|
|Place of birth||Flint, MI|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Kildee was born in 1929 in Flint, Michigan. After graduating from St. Mary’s High School, Kildee went on to earn his B.A. from Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit, Michigan, in 1952 and his Teaching Certificate at Detroit University in 1955. He also earned an M.A. from the University of Michigan in 1961. Prior to his political career, Kildee worked as a teacher.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Kildee's political career:
- U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan's 5th Congressional District, 1977-2013
- Michigan State Senate, 1975-1976
- Michigan House of Representatives, 1965-1974
U.S. House of Representatives
Kildee served on the following House committees:
- Committee on Education and the Workforce
- Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Ranking Member
- Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
- Natural Resources Committee
- Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
- Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
Kildee voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.
Kildee won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Kildee's campaign committee raised a total of $622,561 and spent $1,207,958.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan's 5th Congressional District, 2010 - Dale Kildee Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$356,589|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$356,590|
|Top contributors to Dale Kildee's campaign committee|
|American Assn for Justice||$10,000|
|American Crystal Sugar||$10,000|
|American Federation of Teachers||$10,000|
|American Postal Workers Union||$10,000|
|Carpenters & Joiners Union||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Public Sector Unions||$59,250|
|Building Trade Unions||$49,500|
Congressional staff salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Kildee paid his congressional staff a total of $1,172,745 in 2011. He ranked 17th on the list of the highest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 20th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Michigan ranked 13th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Kildee's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $216,005 and $515,000 . This averages to $365,502 , which is a -0.3969 % increase since 2010. This is lower than the $7,859,232.16 average net worth for Democratic representatives in 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Kildee's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $346,009 and $866,000. That averages to $606,004.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.
Each year, National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted, as compared to other members, in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.
According to the data released in 2013, Kildee ranked 82nd in the liberal rankings in 2012.
According to the data released in 2012, Dale E. Kildee ranked 106th in the liberal rankings in 2011.
Voting with party
Dale Kildee voted with the Democratic Party 95.0 percent of the time, which ranked 19 among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.
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- Dale Kildee for Congress, "Welcome Page" accessed December 21, 2011
- GovTrack, "Kildee" accessed May 15, 2012
- Biographical Guide to Members of Congress, "Dale Kildee" accessed December 21, 2011
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" accessed December 21, 2011
- U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
- Huffington Post, "Dale Kildee Retiring: Michigan Democrat To Step Down After 18 Terms In Congress," July 15, 2011
- U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010" accessed December 11, 2011
- Open Secrets, "Dale Kildee 2010 Election Cycle," accessed December 21, 2011
- LegiStorm, "Dale Kildee"
- OpenSecrets, "Kildee, (D-Michigan), 2011"
- OpenSecrets, "Kildee, (D-Michigan), 2010"
- National Journal, "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013
- National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- Official House Site, "Biography," accessed December 21, 2011
|U.S. House of Representatives - Michigan District 5
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|Michigan State Senate
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|Michigan House of Representatives
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