Dan Kildee never stops fighting for Michigan. He knows what can be accomplished when we work together and focus on the things that really matter – creating good-paying jobs, supporting good schools, fixing our roads and ensuring safe neighborhoods for Michigan families to live, work and raise a family.
Dan has always believed that our government should be working to create opportunity for all Michiganders. In Congress, despite continued partisan gridlock, he’s been a powerful force for cities like Flint, Saginaw and Bay City. He’s brought back hundreds of millions of dollars to Michigan to help remove vacant and abandoned homes in cities like Flint, Saginaw and Detroit. He led the fight to pass $170 million in aid for Flint in the wake of the water crisis and continues to work to help Flint families get the help they need. He’s also championed bills to help revitalize our state’s manufacturing sector, helping to create high-skilled, high-wage jobs in Michigan that can support a family. He’s also supported the ‘Make it in America’ agenda to give tax breaks to businesses that create jobs here, in Michigan – not overseas.
In Congress, Dan is a leader, serving as the Vice Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee as well as a Senior Whip in the Democratic Caucus.
Previously as County Treasurer, Dan worked to create the Genesee County Land Bank, a first of its kind in the nation. Since its creation, the land bank has cleaned up thousands of blighted properties, redeveloped abandoned houses and buildings, and has helped to keep thousands of families in their homes by preventing foreclosures -giving every family an opportunity to be successful. In 2009, he also founded and served as the president of the Center for Community Progress, which continues to help transform vacant and blighted areas into vibrant and stronger neighborhoods all across America. Dan’s land bank model has helped to inspire over 100 other American cities to start similar models to help create opportunity and foster development.
Dan is a lifelong Michigan resident. He and his wife, Jennifer, currently reside in Flint Township. Dan has three children, Ryan, Kenneth and Katy. His oldest son Ryan and his wife Ginger are the parents of Dan’s two grandchildren, Caitlin and Colin.