About Dan

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 – jobs, a brighter future for our children and security for our parents in their retirement.

Dan has always believed that our government should be working for the people to create opportunity for all Michiganders and Americans. In Congress, despite continued partisan gridlock, he’s been a powerful force for cities like Flint, Saginaw and Bay City. He’s brought back over $200 million to Michigan to help remove vacant and abandoned homes in cities like Flint, Saginaw and Detroit. 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 has taken on several committee assignments, including the House Financial Services Committee and the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. In the Democratic Caucus, he also serves as a Senior Whip and the chair of the Democratic Campaign Congressional Committee’s Frontline Program to help protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents.

Previously as County Treasurer, Dan worked to create the Genesee County Land Bank, a first of its kind in the nation. Since its creation, it has helped to keep thousands of families in their homes by preventing foreclosures, giving every family an opportunity to be successful. Immediately before Congress, 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. Across the country, Dan’s land bank model has helped to inspire almost 100 other cities to start similar models to help create opportunity and foster development.

Dan is a lifelong Michigan resident. He and his wife of 27 years, 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.