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|Prior office = Genesee County treasurer
|Prior office = Genesee County treasurer
|Prior office years = 1997-2009
|Prior office years = 1997-2009

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Dan Kildee
Dan Kildee2.jpg
U.S. House, Michigan, District 5
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 2
PredecessorDale E. Kildee (D)
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$721,598
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Genesee County treasurer
Genesee County Commission
Bachelor'sCentral Michigan University
Date of birthAugust 11, 1958
Place of birthFlint, Michigan
Net worth$190,502
Office website
Campaign website
Dan Kildee campaign logo
Dan Kildee is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing the 5th Congressional District of Michigan. He was first elected in 2014. He is the nephew of the previous incumbent, Dale E. Kildee.


Kildee was born in Flint, MI where he grew up in a close knit family. He attended the University of Michigan-Flint, but dropped out before getting his degree. Although he later returned to college and earned his B.S. in 2007. His first elected office was as the Genesee County Commissioner and then the county Treasurer. He then later co-founded of the Center for Community Progress which is a non profit which seeks to recommend policies to local cities and towns throughout the country.[1]


Below is an abbreviated outline of Kildee's academic, professional and political career:[2]

  • 2009-Present: President and CEO, Center for Community Progress
  • 2007: Attended Central Michigan University, earned a B.S.
  • 1997-2009: Genesee County Treasurer
  • 1985-1997: Genesee County Commission
  • 1976-1985: Youth specialist, Whaley Children’s Center
  • 1976-1982: Attended University of Michigan-Flint

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Kildee serves on the following committees:[3]


Campaign themes


The following are six issues which were highlighted on Kildee's campaign website.[4]

  • Jobs

Excerpt: "America needs more jobs. That’s why Congress’ first priority should be job creation and strengthening our economy. Yet after the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, Congress has refused to pass a single jobs bill. To get more Americans working, I believe we should be giving tax incentives to companies that create jobs in Michigan, not funding those that ship our jobs overseas."[5]

  • Medicare

Excerpt: "In Congress, I will fight any plan that tries to eliminate or privatize Medicare."[6]

  • Education

Excerpt: " Fully funding our schools must be a priority because our children deserve the best education possible. I believe we must also invest in higher education and ensure that everyone can afford to go to college."[7]

  • The Environment

Excerpt: "I believe we need stronger – not weaker – standards to ensure that the air we breathe and water we drink is free from contamination and that our environment is preserved for future generations."[8]

  • Women’s Issues

Excerpt: "I believe we should be increasing access to health care for women, not dictating or limiting their options."[9]

  • Corporate Money Out of Politics

Excerpt: "We’ve got to get the money out of politics. The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision has opened the floodgates, letting corporations and a handful of billionaires have unlimited influence and reign over our elections."[10]



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

Kildee defeated Jim Slezak in the election.[11] Kildee ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Michigan's 5th District. Kildee ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary. He received 51,572 votes in this unopposed race.[12] He faced Jim Slezak (R), Gregory Creswell (L), and David Davenport (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[13]

Dan Kildee, "Dan Kildee Announcement"[14]
U.S. House, Michigan District 5 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Kildee 65% 214,531
     Republican Jim Slezak 31.5% 103,931
     Libertarian Gregory Creswell 1.5% 4,990
     Independent David Davenport 2% 6,694
Total Votes 330,146
Source: Michigan Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kildee is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kildee raised a total of $721,598 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[15]

Dan Kildee's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Michigan, District 5) Won $721,598
Grand Total Raised $721,598


Breakdown of Kildee's funds according to source.

Kildee won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kildee's campaign committee raised a total of $721,598 and spent $579,339.[16]


Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Kildee missed 0 of 89 roll call votes from Jan 2013 to Mar 2013, which is 0.0% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[17]

Net Worth


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 $81,005 and $299,999. This averages to $190,502, which is lower than the $5,107,874 average net worth for Democratic representatives in 2011.[18]


Dan is married to his wife of 23 years, Jennifer. They have two children attending college in Michigan. [19]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dale E. Kildee
U.S. House - Michigan District 5
Succeeded by