Dale Kildee

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Dale E. Kildee
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U.S. House, Michigan, District 5
Former member
In office
January 3, 2011-January 3, 2013
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 1976
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Michigan State Senate
Michigan House of Representatives
High schoolSt. Mary’s High School, Flint, MI
Bachelor'sSacred Heart Seminary, Detroit, MI
Master'sUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor
OtherTeaching Certificate, University of Detroit
Date of birthSeptember 16, 1929
Place of birthFlint, MI
Net worth$365,502
ReligionRoman Catholic
Campaign website
Dale Edward Kildee (b. September 16, 1929) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Michigan's 5th congressional district from 1977 to 2013. Kildee decided not to seek re-election in 2012.


Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Kildee was a "rank-and-file Democrat".[2]


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.[3]


Below is an abbreviated outline of Kildee's political career[3]:

Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives


Kildee served on the following House committees:[4]


Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" 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 that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[5]



See also: Michigan's 5th congressional district elections, 2012

Kildee did not seek re-election in 2012.[6] Dan Kildee (D) defeated Jim Slezak (R), Gregory Creswell (L), and David Davenport (I) in the general election.


On November 2, 2010, Kildee won re-election to the United States House of Representatives. He defeated John Kupiec (R), Michael J. Moon (L), and J. Matthew de Heus (G) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan's 5th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDale Kildee Incumbent 53% 107,286
     Republican John Kupiec 44.3% 89,680
     Libertarian Michael J. Moon 1.3% 2,648
     Green J. Matthew de Heus 1.3% 2,649
Total Votes 202,263

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Kildee's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

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.[8]


Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

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 he 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.[9]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, 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.[10]


Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, 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.[11]

Political Positions

National Journal vote ratings

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 was ranked the 82nd most liberal representative during 2012.[12]


According to the data released in 2012, Dale E. Kildee was ranked the 106th most liberal representative during 2011.[13]

Voting with party

November 2011

Dale Kildee voted with the Democratic Party 95.0% of the time, which ranked 19 among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.[14]

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Amash lives in Cascade Charter Township with his wife, Kara, and their three children.[15]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Barcia
U.S. House of Representatives - Michigan District 5
Succeeded by
Dan Kildee
Preceded by
Michigan State Senate
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Michigan House of Representatives
Succeeded by