Andy Levin

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Andy Levin
Andy Levin, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 9th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Preceded bySander Levin
Director of the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth
In office
July 2010 – January 2011
GovernorJennifer M. Granholm
Preceded byStanley Pruss
Succeeded bySteven H. Hilfinger
Personal details
Andrew Saul Levin

(1960-08-10) August 10, 1960 (age 60)
Berkley, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mary Freeman
RelativesSander Levin (father)
Carl Levin (uncle)
EducationWilliams College (BA)
University of Michigan (MA)
Harvard University (JD)
WebsiteHouse website

Andrew Saul Levin[1] (born August 10, 1960) is an American attorney and politician who serves as the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 9th congressional district. The district includes most of Detroit's northern and northeastern suburbs, such as Mount Clemens, Royal Oak, Clinton Township, Warren, Ferndale, Fraser, Sterling Heights, Eastpointe and St. Clair Shores. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

He was elected in 2018 to the United States House of Representatives, succeeding his retiring father Sander "Sandy" Levin. He is the nephew of former U.S. Senator Carl Levin.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Andy Levin was born on August 10, 1960,[3] to Sander Levin and Vicki Schlafer. Sander was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1982. Andy grew up with two sisters, Jennifer and Madeleine, and a brother, Matthew.[4]

Levin graduated from Williams College with a bachelor's degree. He earned a master's degree in Asian languages and culture from the University of Michigan and his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.[5]

Early career[edit]

Levin was a staff attorney for the U.S. Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations in 1994 and worked as a trade union organizer and director. He ran as a Democrat for the 13th district seat in the Michigan State Senate in 2006.[6] He lost the election to Republican John Pappageorge by 0.6% of the vote.[7] After the election, he directed Voice@Work, a program seeking to expand trade union membership.[2]

Governor Jennifer Granholm appointed Levin as deputy director in the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth (DELEG) in 2007.[8] He oversaw the "No Worker Left Behind" program, which provided job training to unemployed workers.[9] In 2009, Granholm named him chief workforce officer.[10] Granholm named him acting director of DELEG in 2010, and he served in the role through the end of her administration in 2011.[11][12] He founded the clean energy firm Levin Energy Partners LLC and serves as president of Lean & Green Michigan.[5]

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]


In the 2018 elections, Levin ran to succeed his father in the United States House of Representatives in Michigan's 9th congressional district.[13] Levin defeated former State Representative Ellen Lipton and attorney Martin Brook in the primary election. Levin received 52.5% of the vote.[14] Levin defeated Republican businesswoman Candius Stearns in the general election.[15]

Levin ran for a second term in the 2020 election cycle. He defeated Republican Charles Langworthy and several minor candidates to win his second term in Congress, taking approximately 57.8% of the vote.[16]


In November 2020, Levin was named a candidate for Secretary of Labor in the Biden Administration.[17]

Committee assignments[edit]

Caucus memberships[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andy Levin 49,612 52.4
Democratic Ellen Lipton 40,174 42.5
Democratic Martin Brook 4,865 5.1
Total votes 94,651 100.0
Michigan's 9th congressional district, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Andy Levin 181,734 59.7
Republican Candius Stearns 112,123 36.8
Working Class Andrea Kirby 6,797 2.2
Green John McDermott 3,909 1.3
Total votes 304,563 100.0
Democratic hold

Personal life[edit]

Levin and his wife Mary (née Freeman) have four children, and live in Bloomfield Township.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tina Toll, Births, Washington Post]
  2. ^ a b Amann, Paula (January 18, 2007). "In Focus: Andy Levin". Washington Jewish Week. Archived from the original on November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 5, 2018 – via HighBeam.
  3. ^ "Michigan new members 2019". The Hill. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  4. ^ ap (September 4, 2008). "Rep. Sander Levin's wife Victoria Levin dies at 74". Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Andy Levin announces bid for father's seat in Congress". December 6, 2017. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  6. ^ "Levin says Pappageorge resorting to dirty tricks | News". October 28, 2006. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "Pappageorge defeats Levin". The Oakland Press. November 8, 2006. Archived from the original on March 13, 2012. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "Gov. Granholm, Director Swanson announce appointment of Andy Levin as Department of Labor & Economic Growth Deputy Director". US Fed News Service. January 11, 2007. Archived from the original on November 15, 2018. Retrieved November 5, 2018 – via HighBeam.
  9. ^ "Michigan's No Worker Left Behind program reaches capacity as funding dries up". June 29, 2010. Archived from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "Granholm names Andy Levin as Michigan's chief workforce officer; will oversee state's workforce services". November 4, 2009. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  11. ^ "Andy Levin rules out run for Michigan governor". November 21, 2017. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  12. ^ Associated, The (July 19, 2010). "Andy Levin to lead state department for energy, economy". Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  13. ^ "Andy Levin looks to take dad Sander Levin's seat in Congress". July 13, 2018. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  14. ^ "Andy Levin wins decisive victory in 9th Congressional District". Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  15. ^ "Democrat Andy Levin wins father's U.S. House seat". Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  16. ^
  17. ^ "Who Are Contenders for Biden's Cabinet?". The New York Times. November 11, 2020. Retrieved November 11, 2020.

External links[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Sander Levin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 9th congressional district

U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Susie Lee
United States Representatives by seniority
Succeeded by
Mike Levin