Horace Sheffield

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Horace Sheffield III
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U.S. House, Michigan, District 13
ReligionEvangelical Christian
Horace Sheffield III was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 13th Congressional District of Michigan.[1]


Rev. Sheffield is the pastor of New Destiny Christian Fellowship Church in Detroit, Michigan. His father, Horace Sheffield Jr., was a labor activist for the United Auto Workers Union (UAW).[1]



See also: Michigan's 13th Congressional District elections, 2014

Sheffield ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Michigan's 13th District. Sheffield lost the Democratic nomination in the primary on August 5, 2014, to longtime incumbent John Conyers, Jr..[2]

U.S. House, Michigan District 13 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Conyers, Jr. Incumbent 86.3% 42,005
Horace Sheffield 13.7% 6,696
Total Votes 48,701
Source: Michigan Secretary of State


Sheffield considered a run against John Conyers, Jr. in the 2010 13th District Democratic primary.[1]


Sheffield considered a run against John Conyers, Jr. in the 2008 13th District Democratic primary.[1]



In January 2014, Sheffield was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence after an incident with his estranged wife.[1]

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