WASHINGTON (Michigan News Source) – U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) will not seek reelection to Congress.
The Flint-area Democrat will retire after six terms, leaving his 8th District Congressional seat open for more Democratic representation, or a shift in power if a Republican claimed the victory. That seat covers Genesee, Bay, and Saginaw Counties along with portions of Midland County.
The 65-year-old Kildee wrote in a statement, “For most of this year, I saw myself continuing to serve and was actively planning another campaign. But there are times in all our lives that make you reassess your own future and path.” He continued by saying, “For me, being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year was one of those moments. Thankfully, earlier this year I had successful surgery and I’m cancer-free,“ Kildee said.
I have decided to not seek re-election and will leave Congress at the end of my term on January 3, 2025.
To my constituents and my supporters—thank you. pic.twitter.com/S4IKHv4HmY
— Rep. Dan Kildee (@RepDanKildee) November 16, 2023
The Kildee family has represented Michigan in Congress for 46 years. Dan Kildee is the nephew of the late U.S. Rep. Dale Kildee. Dale spent 36 years in Congress before Dan succeeded in 2013.
On the other side of the chamber, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow will not seek reelection in 2024, leaving a hotly contested Senate race up for grabs.