Michigan's 12th congressional district
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Michigan's 12th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Debbie Dingell
DDearborn
Population (2010)705,974
Median income$57,034[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+14[2]

Michigan's 12th congressional district is a US 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%

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.
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Carlos D. Shelden
Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1903
55th
56th
57th
Lost in primary
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H. Olin Young
Republican March 4, 1903 –
May 16, 1913
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
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
Lost re-election.
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Frank Hook
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1943
74th
75th
76th
77th
Lost re-election.
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John B. Bennett
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
78th Lost re-election.
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Frank Hook
Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
79th 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
Died.
Vacant August 9, 1964 –
January 3, 1965
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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..

Retired.
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David Bonior
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1993
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
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.
Redistricted to the 9th district.
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John Dingell
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
113th Redistricted from the 15th district.
Retired.
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Debbie Dingell
Democratic January 3, 2015 –
Present
114th
115th
116th
Elected in 2014.

Living former Members

As of July 2019, there are two living former members. The most recent representative to die was John Dingell (served 2013–2015) on February 7, 2019.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
David E. Bonior 1977–1993 (1945-06-06) June 6, 1945 (age 74)
Sander Levin 1993–2013 (1931-09-06) September 6, 1931 (age 88)

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.

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  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=26&cd=12
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  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

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