|U.S. House, Michigan, District 12|
|High school||Southgate High School (1978)|
|Bachelor's||Eastern Michigan University (1982)|
|Place of birth||Wyandotte, MI|
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Kallgren was born in Wyandotte, Michigan. She attended Southgate Highschool and graduated in 1978. From there, she earned a B.A. in Social Science at Eastern Michigan University. She has been married for 30 years and has raised four children. She is a former teacher and a small business owner who regularly contributes to a struggling private school in Detriot.
- Small Business Owner
- Former Teacher
Kallgren was defeated incumbent John D. Dingell, Jr. Kallgren ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Michigan's 12th District. She defeated Karen E. Jacobsen in the August 7 Republican primary. She faced Democratic incumbent John D. Dingell, Jr. and Richard Secula (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Michigan District 12 General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||John D. Dingell Incumbent||67.9%||216,884|
|Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|Michigan's 12th Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012|
The following are four campaign issues that were highlighted on Kallgren's campaign website.
- Jobs and Economy
Excerpt: "We can become the center of Capitalism and the manufacturing capital of the world again by rolling government spending back to responsible levels, simplifying the tax code, reducing taxes, eliminating burdensome regulations and creating tax incentives that encourage innovation and economic growth."
- National Debt
Excerpt: "As a mom and a business owner I have had to live within means always spending less than I take in. I expect and will demand the federal government to do the same."
Excerpt: "We need to bring about good, positive change that will reduce the costs of healthcare instead of just forcing individuals to be a part of the government controlled system."
Excerpt: "Cynthia Kallgren has and will continue to support Traditional Family Values. As the only candidate endorsed by Michigan Right to Life, Cynthia has proven her support for the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. Cynthia also supports traditional marriage."
Kallgren lost to Democratic incumbent Andrew James Kandrevas in the November 2 general election. Andrew James Kandrevas defeated Kallgren and Church with 14,338 votes; Kallgren received 12,130 votes and Church received 755 votes.
She defeated Bradford Glass, Matthew Schafer and Julius Vida, Jr. in the August 3 Republican primary.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 13 General election (2010)|
|Andrew James Kandrevas (D)||14,338|
|Cynthia Kallgren (R)||12,130|
|Jesse Church (L)||755|
|United States House of Representatives, 2012 - Cynthia Kallgren Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$1,444,696|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$1,090,721|
|Top contributors to Cynthia Kallgren's campaign committee|
|University of Michigan||$1,050|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Clergy & Religious Organizations||$245|
Kallgren is married to her husband, Scott, and has four children.
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- Cynthia Kallgren, "Biography" accessed October 9, 2012
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, Michigan"
- Associated Press, "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," accessed May 30, 2014
- Cynthia Kallgren, "Issues" accessed October 9, 2012
- Cynthia Kallgren, "Jobs and Economy" accessed October 9, 2012
- [www.kallgrenforcongress.com/#!National Debt/cbav Cynthia Kallgren, "National Debt" accessed October 9, 2012]
- Cynthia Kallgren, "Healthcare" accessed October 9, 2012
- Cynthia Kallgren, "Values" accessed October 9, 2012
- Open Secrets, " 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 2013
- Vote Smart Project, "Cynthia Kallgren's Profile," accessed October 9, 2012