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Michigan's 12th congressional district

Michigan's 12th congressional district
Michigan's 12th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Michigan's 12th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Deborah Dingell (DDearborn)
Population (2010) 705,974
Ethnicity 76.5% White, 10.6% Black, 4.7% Asian, 5.1% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American
Cook PVI D+14

Michigan's 12th congressional district is a United States Congressional District that stretches from Detroit's western suburbs to Ann Arbor.

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.

It is currently represented by Democrat Deborah Dingell.


  • Major cities from 2003 to 2013 1
  • Recent election results from presidential races 2
  • List of representatives 3
  • Historical district boundaries 4
  • See also 5
  • Notes 6
  • References 7

Major cities from 2003 to 2013

Recent election results from presidential races

Year Winner Margin
1992 Clinton 42 - 40%
1996 Clinton 52 - 38%
2000 Gore 61 - 37%
2004 Kerry 61 - 39%
2008 Obama 65 - 33%
2012 Obama 66 - 33%

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Congress Electoral history
District created March 4, 1893
Samuel M. Stephenson Republican March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1897
53rd – 54th Redistricted from the 11th district
Carlos D. Shelden Republican March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1903
55th – 57th
H. Olin Young Republican March 4, 1903 –
May 16, 1913
58th – 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
63rd Won election contest
W. Frank James Republican March 4, 1915 –
January 3, 1935
64th – 73rd
Frank Hook Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1943
74th – 77th
John B. Bennett Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1945
Frank Hook Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
John B. Bennett Republican January 3, 1947 –
August 9, 1964
80th – 88th Died
Vacant August 9, 1964 –
January 3, 1965
James G. O'Hara Democratic January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1977
89th – 94th Redistricted from the 7th district
David Bonior Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1993
95th – 102nd Redistricted to the 10th district
Sander Levin Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
103rd – 112th Redistricted from the 17th district
Redistricted to the 9th district
John Dingell Democratic January 3, 2013 –
January 3, 2015
113th Redistricted from the 15th district
Deborah Dingell Democratic January 3, 2015 –
114th –

Historical district boundaries

1993 - 2003
2003 - 2013

See also


District boundaries were redrawn in 1993, and 2003 due to reapportionment following the censuses of 1990 and 2000.


  • U.S. Representatives 1837-2003, Michigan Manual 2003-2004
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

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