Debbie Dingell

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Debbie Dingell
Debbie Dingell official portrait.jpg
U.S. House, Michigan, District 12
In office
January 3, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 0
PredecessorJohn Dingell (D)
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
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Debbie Dingell is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing the 12th Congressional District of Michigan.[1]

Dingell is the wife of the former representative of the 12th District, John Dingell (D). John Dingell announced he would not seek re-election in 2014.[2] She defeated Terry Bowman (R), Bhagwan Dashairya (L) and Gary Walkowicz (I) in the general election.[3]


Below is an abbreviated outline of Dingell's academic, professional and political career:[4]

  • 1975: Graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S.F.S
  • 1996: Graduated from Georgetown University with a M.S.
  • 2007-2014: Board of Governors, Wayne State University
  • Democratic National Committee
  • 2015-Present: U.S. House Representative, Michigan's 12th Congressional District



See also: Michigan's 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

Dingell ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Michigan's 12th District. Dingell defeated Raymond Mullins for the Democratic nomination in the primary on August 5, 2014. She defeated Terry Bowman (R), Bhagwan Dashairya (Libertarian) and Gary Walkowicz (Independent Party) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Michigan District 12 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Dingell 65% 134,346
     Republican Terry Bowman 31.3% 64,716
     Libertarian Bhagwan Dashairya 1.2% 2,559
     Independent Gary Walkowicz 2.4% 5,039
Total Votes 206,660
Source: Michigan Secretary of State
U.S. House, Michigan District 12 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Dingell 70.6% 45,162
Raymond Mullins 29.4% 18,793
Total Votes 63,955
Source: Michigan Secretary of State


Dingell was endorsed by the following people and organizations:

Campaign donors

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Dingell's reports.[6]

Debbie Dingell (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[7]April 15, 2014$0.00$529,806.58$(11,543.38)$518,263.20
July QuarterlyJuly 15,2014$518,263.00$404,695.00$(191,095.00)$731,989.00
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Preceded by
John D. Dingell (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Michigan
Succeeded by