Debbie Dingell elected to third term in U.S. House

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 9:08pm

Debbie Dingell was re-elected as the U.S. representative for Michigan’s 12th District after running unopposed.

Debbie Dingell was re-elected as the U.S. representative for Michigan’s 12th District after running unopposed. Buy this photo
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Debbie Dingell was re-elected as the U.S. representative for Michigan’s 12th District after running against Republican Jeff Jones. This will be Dingell’s second term, succeeding her husband John Dingell, the longest-serving U.S. representative in history.

With 63 percent of precincts reporting, Dingell beat the businessman and minister 71.3 percent to 25.7 percent according to A.P. 

In the U.S. House of Representatives, Dingell serves on the Committee on Energy and Commerce and as a senior whip. Her main issues of focus include the auto industry, health care for all, the Great Lakes and the environment.

Dingell visited campus several times over the semester to rally the student vote, appearing alongside Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer and Dana Nessel, Democratic candidate for Michigan attorney general, among others. At a rally in October, she extended a call to action to students.

“We cannot let (Republicans) win, and democracy is under attack,” Dingell said. “We need everybody across the state to roll up their sleeves, to volunteer … Let’s take America back to where it’s supposed to be.”