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Biographical Profile for Dan E. Kildee
Candidate for 5th District Representative In Congress, Michigan
November 4, 2014 Michigan General Election
Age: 56
Party: Michigan Democratic Party
Phone: 810.822.6674
Address: PO Box 248
Flint, MI 48501
 
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
My wife, Gayle, and I want to thank you for your support in this year's election for the 5th Congressional District of Michigan. I very much appreciate the confidence the people of Michigan have placed in me, and I will work every day to earn your continued support and confidence.

Our country faces many serious challenges, both at home and aboard. The leaders of our nation will need the unified support of the American people as we seek to confront those challenges.

During the last campaign, I enjoyed the opportunity to meet and speak with thousands of residents of the 5th Congressional District. You may be assured that I will take your concerns to the halls of Congress in our efforts to make this country a better, safer place in which to live and work.

Once again, thank you for your support. I look forward to working with you on these and other issues, as our nation continues on its path of progress.
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Born and raised in Flint, Congressman Kildee resides in Flint with his wife Jennifer of 24 years. They currently have two children in college, Kenneth at the University of Michigan-Flint and Katy at Central Michigan University. His oldest son Ryan and his wife Ginger are the parents of Congressman Kildee’s first and only grandchild, one-year old Caitlin.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Sacred Heart Seminary, B.A.; University of Detroit, Teacher's Certificate; University of Michigan, M.A.; graduate studies in history and political science at the University of Peshawar, Pakistan, under a Rotary Foundation Fellowship.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Teacher, University of Detroit High School, 1954-1956, and Flint Central High School, 1956-1964.
Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
None.
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Member of Optimists, Urban League, Knights of Columbus, Phi Delta Kappa (national honorary fraternity), and American Federation of Teachers. A life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
In 1964, elected to the Michigan House of Representatives, 81st District, and re-elected to four succeeding terms.
Elected to the Michigan State Senate, 29th District in 1974.

Elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1976. Currently is a senior member of the House Committee on Education and Labor, serving as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education and as a member of the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions. He is also a member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, where he sits on the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands and the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans.

Serving since 1993 as co-chair of the Congressional Automotive Caucus. Elected by his colleagues in 1997 to serve as co-chair of the Native American Caucus.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Roman Catholic.
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Currently is a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and serves as ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness (Higher Education) and a member of the Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations. He is also a member of the House Committee on Resources, where he sits on the Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands and the Subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health.

Serving since 1993 as co-chair of the Congressional Automotive Caucus. Elected by his colleagues in 1997 to serve as co-chair of the Native American Caucus.
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