Born and raised in Flint, Congressman Dan Kildee is a lifelong Michigan resident who in just his first term in Congress has become a powerful force for Michigan.
Congressman Kildee currently serves on both the Financial Services Committee and the Budget Committee, in addition to being an assistant whip. In his first six months in office, he secured $100 million in federal funds to help remove blighted and abandoned homes throughout Michigan, including in Flint and Saginaw. In Congress, he’s also fought to protect afterschool programs and create summer jobs projects for youth to help reduce violence and provide opportunity. He’s been a champion of the ‘Make it in America’ jobs agenda to help revitalize our state’s manufacturing base and create high-skilled, high-wage jobs in Michigan, not overseas.
Before being elected to Congress, he co-founded and served as the president of The Center for Community Progress, a national non-profit organization, where he served as one of the nation’s leading voices on urban land reform and revitalization. He founded Michigan’s first land bank – the Genesee County Land Bank, which is responsible for over $100 million in redevelopment in the city of Flint. The Genesee County Land Bank later served as a model for almost 100 other land banks across the nation.
He has previously served as Genesee County Treasurer, on the Genesee County Board of Commissioners, and the Flint Board of Education.
Congressman Kildee resides in Flint with his wife, Jennifer. They currently have two children in college, Kenneth at the University of Michigan-Flint and Katy at Central Michigan University. His oldest son Ryan and his wife Ginger are the parents of Congressman Kildee’s first and only grandchild, Caitlin.