GENESEE COUNTY – Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) has filed nominating petitions to be placed on the ballot for re-election as the U.S. Representative for Michigan’s Fifth Congressional District.
According to a press release, his nominating petitions, signed by individuals from each county of the Fifth District, were filed at the Secretary of State’s office.
“It is a privilege and honor every day to represent mid-Michigan in Congress,” Congressman Kildee said in a statement.
“In my first term, I have led the fight to support and strengthen cities like Flint, Saginaw and Bay City by securing millions in federal resources to fight blight and abandonment. I’ve also worked in a bipartisan fashion to pass legislation like the Farm Bill that’s crucial to supporting our region’s economy.”
“There is still a lot of work to be done. Congress must prioritize policies to reinvigorate our manufacturing base and create good-paying jobs. We must also reinvest in our workers so as a nation, we are able to compete in a global economy. I am asking mid-Michigan residents to re-elect me so I can continue serving as their voice and fight for these important issues in Congress.”
Congressman Kildee was first elected to Congress in 2012 and is serving in his first term in Congress. He serves on the House Financial Services Committee and was also recently appointed to serve on the House Budget Committee. He has been elected or appointed to several leadership positions in his first term, including serving as the freshman representative on the House Steering and Policy Committee and being appointed to serve as an Assistant Whip.
The Fifth Congressional District includes Genesee, Bay, Arenac and Iosco counties and parts of Tuscola and Saginaw County. — Rhonda Sanders