Michigan's 15th congressional district

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The district from 1993 to 2003
The district from 2003 to 2013

Michigan's 15th congressional district is an obsolete congressional district in the state of Michigan.

Historically, the district's politics have been dominated by the Dingell family since its creation after the 1930 United States Census. Its first congressman, John D. Dingell, Sr., was elected in 1932 and served until his death in 1955. His son, John, Jr. won a special election to succeed him.

The 15th district historically had left-of-center voting tendencies. Its last Cook PVI rating was D+13, meaning it supported Democratic candidates at a rate of 13 percentage points greater than the national average.

This district became obsolete for the 113th Congress in 2013 as congressional district lines were redrawn to accommodate the loss of the seat due to redistricting as a result of the 2010 Census. Most of the district's territory, including Ann Arbor and Dingell's home in Dearborn, became part of the new 12th district, which had previously been based in Oakland, and Macomb Counties.

Along with the 1st district and the now-defunct 16th district, the 15th has been historically frequently represented by politicians of Polish descent. Three of the district's six elected representatives (Dingell Jr. was elected twice and before that he was a representative from 16th district, which was later dissolved) have been Polish-Americans.

Major cities from 2003 to 2013[edit]

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 66 - 33%
2004 President Kerry 62 - 38%
2000 President Gore 60 - 38%
1996 President Clinton 87 - 10%
1992 President Clinton 82 - 13%

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Tenure Congress Note
District Created March 3, 1933
John D. Dingell, Sr. Democratic March 3, 1933 – September 19, 1955 73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
Died
Vacant September 19, 1955 – December 13, 1955 84th
John Dingell, Jr. Democratic December 13, 1955 – January 3, 1965 84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
Redistricted to the 16th district
William D. Ford Democratic January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1993 89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
Redistricted to the 13th district
Barbara-Rose Collins Democratic January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1997 103rd
104th
Redistricted from the 13th district;
Lost renomination
Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick Democratic January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2003 105th
106th
107th
Redistricted to the 13th district
John Dingell, Jr. Democratic January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2013 108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
Redistricted from the 16th district;
Redistricted to the 12th district
District Eliminated January 3, 2013

References[edit]

Coordinates: 42°38′11″N 86°32′41″W / 42.63639°N 86.54472°W / 42.63639; -86.54472