Congressman Dan Kildee Files for Re-election
April 3, 2018
Kildee Cites Continued Fight for Flint Families After Water Crisis, Helping Older, Industrial Communities Succeed in Today’s Economies As Top Priorities in Congress
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. The 2,000 nominating petitions signatures turned in to the State Bureau of Elections, the maximum number of signatures allowed, were signed by individuals from every county in the Fifth District, showcasing strong support for Congressman Kildee’s re-election efforts.
“I am proud to have the support of people across mid-Michigan who want Washington leaders to stop ignoring the priorities of Michigan’s working families. Both parties should work together to raise workers’ wages, lower health care costs, fix our crumbling roads, bridges and water systems, and protect our Great Lakes.”
In the wake of the Flint water crisis, Congressman Kildee led the fight to help Flint get the necessary resources to help families recover. Kildee worked in a bipartisan fashion, with Republicans and Democrats, to deliver $170 million in federal aid to address the water crisis. Congressman Kildee has also pushed for accountability for the failed decisions that led to the man-made crisis, including passing bipartisan legislation in Congress to strengthen and more quickly warn the public when high levels of lead are found in drinking water.
“Despite partisan gridlock and chaos in Washington under President Trump, I got to work, successfully passing a Flint aid package to help remove lead pipes and provide health care to families exposed to high levels of lead. This recovery bill is a huge step forward, but our work is not done. It would be my privilege and honor to continue serving my hometown and the mid-Michigan community in Congress.”
Congressman Kildee was first elected to Congress in 2012 and is serving in third term in Congress. Since being elected, he has been elected or appointed to several high profile positions in Congress that have helped Congressman Kildee to advocate for Michigan’s Fifth District. He currently serves as the Vice Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee as well as a Senior Whip.
The Fifth Congressional District includes Genesee, Bay, Arenac and Iosco counties and parts of Tuscola and Saginaw counties.