Born and raised in Flint, Congressman Dan Kildee is a lifelong Michigan resident who has a consistent record of results for working and middle class families.
Congressman Kildee has been a popular and highly regarded elected official in Genesee County for three decades. He was first elected to office in 1977, becoming one of the youngest elected officials in the nation when he was elected to the Flint Board of Education. In 1985, he was elected to the Genesee County Board of Commissioners, where he served for 12 years, including five as board chairman. In 1997, Kildee was elected as Genesee County Treasurer, where he served until 2009.
Most recently, Congressman Kildee co-founded and served as the president of The Center for Community Progress, where he serves as one of the nation’s leading voices on urban land reform and revitalization. Prior to co-founding Community Progress, he founded the Genesee Land Bank – Michigan’s first land bank, and a model for others around the nation – and served as its CEO from 2002 until 2009. The Land Bank is responsible for over $100 million in redevelopment in Flint, including during the throes of the “Great Recession.”
Congressman Kildee resides in Flint with his wife Jennifer of 24 years. 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, one-year old Caitlin.