Meet the Candidates: US House District 5 Congressman Dan Kildee

Friday , 26, August 2016 Leave a comment

Congressman Dan Kildee has represented the people of Michigan’s 5th district in the U.S. Congress since 2013. He has made a significant positive impact in his district by fighting for hard working families and those most affected by decisions made in Lansing at the risk of public health.

Dan Kildee is a native of Flint, Michigan. He attended Flint Northern High School and earned a degree in Community Development Administration from Central Michigan University. He is married with three children. Kildee was elected to the Flint Board of Education in 1977 when he was 18 years old. He also served on the Genesee County Board of Commissioners and as Genesee County Treasurer from 2000 to 2008. In 2002 Kildee founded the Land Bank with the purpose of redeveloping neighborhoods in cities. In 2012 Kildee ran for US Congress 5th district after his Uncle, Dale Kildee, announced his retirement.

Kildee’s district includes the City of Flint. He has been a strong voice for the people after Governor Rick Snyder’s appointed emergency manager ordered the switch from the Detroit water system to the Flint River as the city’s water source. While Michigan’s governor has yet to do anything constructive to fix the damage done to the people of Flint, especially the children poisoned by lead, Congressman Kildee works in Washington DC and Michigan to help Flint get the help it needs to recover from this avoidable catastrophe orchestrated by Rick Snyder’s administration.

Dan Kildee continues his work in Washington helping the people of the Fifth District with the issues most important to all Americans. Jobs, improving K-12 and higher education, maintaining Medicare for seniors and protecting the environment. The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and Sierra Club both endorse Dan Kildee.

The people of the 5th district and the state of Michigan need to send Dan Kildee back to Washington D.C. to fight for the people of the Fifth District. On November 8, 2016 re-elect Dan Kildee for U.S. Congress. Visit his campaign website for more information and sign up to volunteer.

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