Michigan's 12th congressional district

Summary

Michigan's 12th congressional district
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Michigan's 12th congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Debbie Dingell
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Population (2019)704,912
Median household
income
$62,253[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+13[2]

Michigan's 12th congressional district is a U.S. congressional district in Michigan, which under its current borders stretches from Detroit's western suburbs to Ann Arbor.[3]

The district was first created during the reapportionment and redistricting after the 1890 Census. From 2003 to 2013 it was located in Detroit's inner suburbs to the north, along the Interstate 696 corridor in Macomb and Oakland counties, as well as a portion of Macomb north of the corridor. District boundaries were redrawn in 1993, and 2003 due to reapportionment following the censuses of 1990 and 2000.[4]

During the 113th Congress (2013 to 2015), the district was represented by John Dingell (D). He was a Congressman for this and other districts for a total of 59 years, making him the longest-serving member of Congress in US history. He was succeeded by his wife Debbie Dingell, who currently represents the district.[3]

Major cities

Under its borders from 2013 to 2023,[5] the district includes the following major cities:

Election results from presidential races

In recent times,[6][7] the district has voted consistently for the Democratic Party candidate in presidential races.

Year Winner Margin
1992 B. Clinton 42 - 40%
1996 B. Clinton 52 - 38%
2000 Gore 61 - 37%
2004 Kerry 61 - 39%
2008 Obama 65 - 33%
2012 Obama 66 - 33%
2016 H. Clinton 61 - 35%
2020 Biden 64 - 34%

Election results from statewide races

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2018 Senate Stabenow 66 - 32%
2018 Governor Whitmer 67 - 30%

List of members representing the district

Representative Party Years Congress Electoral history
District created March 4, 1893
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Samuel M. Stephenson
Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
53rd
54th
Redistricted from the 11th district and re-elected in 1892
Re-elected in 1894.
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Carlos D. Shelden
Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1903
55th
56th
57th
Elected in 1896.
Re-elected in 1898.
Re-elected in 1900.
Lost renomination.
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H. Olin Young
Republican March 4, 1903 –
May 16, 1913
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
Elected in 1902.
Re-elected in 1904.
Re-elected in 1906.
Re-elected in 1908.
Re-elected in 1910.
Resigned while a contest for the seat was pending. Lost election contest.
Vacant May 16, 1913 –
August 26, 1913
63rd Due to a mistake in how the name of William J. MacDonald appeared on the ballot in Ontonagon County some votes were not included in the official count by the state board of canvassers, even though their inclusion in unofficial returns showed MacDonald had won. Subsequently, the United States House Committee on Elections unanimously reported a resolution to the full house awarding the seat to MacDonald.
William J. MacDonald Progressive August 26, 1913 –
March 3, 1915
Won election contest.
Lost re-election.
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W. Frank James
Republican March 4, 1915 –
January 3, 1935
64th
65th
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd
Elected in 1914.
Re-elected in 1916.
Re-elected in 1918.
Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922.
Re-elected in 1924.
Re-elected in 1926.
Re-elected in 1928.
Re-elected in 1930.
Re-elected in 1932.
Lost re-election.
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Frank Hook
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1943
74th
75th
76th
77th
Elected in 1934.
Re-elected in 1936.
Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.
Lost re-election.
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John B. Bennett
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
78th Elected in 1942.
Lost re-election.
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Frank Hook
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
79th Elected in 1944.
Lost re-election.
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John B. Bennett
Republican January 3, 1947 –
August 9, 1964
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
Elected in 1946.
Re-elected in 1948.
Re-elected in 1950.
Re-elected in 1952.
Re-elected in 1954.
Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.
Re-elected in 1960.
Re-elected in 1962.
Died.
Vacant August 9, 1964 –
January 3, 1965
88th
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James G. O'Hara
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1977
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1964.
Re-elected in 1966.
Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.
Re-elected in 1972.
Re-elected in 1974.
Retired.
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David Bonior
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1993
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Elected in 1976.
Re-elected in 1978.
Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982.
Re-elected in 1984.
Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.
Re-elected in 1990.
Redistricted to the 10th district..
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Sander Levin
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted from the 17th district and re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.
Re-elected in 1996.
Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000.
Re-elected in 2002.
Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.
Re-elected in 2008.
Re-elected in 2010.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
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John Dingell
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
113th Redistricted from the 15th district and re-elected in 2012.
Retired.
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Debbie Dingell
Democratic January 3, 2015 –
Present
114th
115th
116th
117th
Elected in 2014.
Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.
Re-elected in 2020.

Recent election results

2012

Michigan's 12th congressional district, 2012[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John D. Dingell (incumbent) 216,884 67.9
Republican Cynthia Kallgren 92,472 29.0
Libertarian Richard Secula 9,867 3.1
Total votes 319,223 100.0
Democratic hold

2014

Michigan's 12th congressional district, 2014[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Dingell 134,346 65.0
Republican Terry Bowman 64,716 31.3
Independent Gary Walkowicz 5,039 2.4
Libertarian Bhagwan Dashairya 2,559 1.3
Total votes 206,660 100.0
Democratic hold

2016

Michigan's 12th congressional district, 2016 [10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Dingell (incumbent) 211,378 64.3
Republican Jeff Jones 96,104 29.3
Working Class Gary Walkowicz 9,183 2.8
Libertarian Tom Bagwell 7,489 2.3
Green Dylan Calewarts 4,377 1.3
Independent Ejaz Virk (write-in) 11 0.0
Total votes 328,542 100.0
Democratic hold

2018

Michigan's 12th congressional district, 2018[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Dingell (incumbent) 200,588 68.1
Republican Jeff Jones 85,115 28.9
Working Class Gary Walkowicz 6,712 2.3
Independent Niles Niemuth 2,213 0.7
Total votes 294,628 100.0
Democratic hold

2020

Michigan's 12th congressional district, 2020[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debbie Dingell (incumbent) 254,957 66.4
Republican Jeff Jones 117,719 30.7
Working Class Gary Walkowicz 11,147 2.9
Total votes 383,823 100.0
Democratic hold

Historical district boundaries

See also

  • Michigan's congressional districts
  • List of United States congressional districts
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.

References

  1. ^ "My Congressional District".
  2. ^ "Introducing the 2021 Cook Political Report Partisan Voter Index". The Cook Political Report. April 15, 2021. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  3. ^ a b 12th District Congressional Page
  4. ^ U.S. Representatives 1837-2003, Michigan Manual 2003-2004
  5. ^ | Census Data
  6. ^ Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present Archived 2010-04-23 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ | U.S. REPRESENTATIVES, 1837-2003
  8. ^ https://www.politico.com/2012-election/results/house/michigan
  9. ^ https://mielections.us/election/results/14GEN/
  10. ^ "2016 Michigan Election Results - Official Results". Michigan Department of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  11. ^ Johnson, Cheryl L. (February 28, 2019). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 2018". Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  12. ^ "2020 Michigan Election Results Official". Michigan Secretary of State. Retrieved November 23, 2020.

Coordinates: 42°12′19″N 83°26′59″W / 42.20528°N 83.44972°W / 42.20528; -83.44972