Dan Kildee elected to his uncle's seat

Nov 7, 2012

A Kildee will continue to represent Michigan in Congress.

83-year-old Congressman Dale Kildee is stepping down after 18 terms in Washington. Voters in the 5th District picked his nephew, Dan Kildee, to take his seat.

Dan Kildee says he hope to emulate his uncle’s “civility” in Congress.

“That’s the legacy I want to continue,” says Dan Kildee,  “Issues come and issues go. But when it comes down to it….restoring civility to the political process is really the most important legacy I can leave.”]

Kildee defeated Republican Jim Slezak to win Michigan’s 5th Congressional seat.

Slezak was a Democrat in the Michigan House from 2009 to 2010. He switched parties to run for Congress.