- Associated Press - Saturday, October 15, 2016

Here are biographical boxes for U.S. House races in Michigan:

1ST DISTRICT:

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NAME: Jack Bergman

AGE: 69

RESIDENCE: Watersmeet

PARTY: Republican

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1969; master’s degree in business, University of West Florida, 1975

POLITICAL CAREER: None

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:40 years in the Marine Corps, retiring as lieutenant general; commercial airline pilot; owner of medical imaging equipment business

PERSONAL: Married to Cindy. Has 5 children and 8 grandchildren.

ONLINE: http://www.bergmanforcongress.com

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NAME: Lon Johnson

AGE: 45

RESIDENCE: Kalkaska

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree, Arizona State University, 1994

POLITICAL CAREER: Chairman, Michigan Democratic Party, 2013-15; also has worked for the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Rep. John Dingell’s 2002 campaign.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Vice president, TVV Capital; National Democratic Institute

PERSONAL: Married to Julianna Smoot.

ONLINE: http://www.lonjohnson.com

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NAME: Ellis Boal

AGE: 72

RESIDENCE: Charlevoix

PARTY: Green

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, Bowdoin College, 1966; law degree, Wayne State University, 1972

POLITICAL CAREER: Ran unsuccessfully for county prosecutor in 2004, for county commission in 2006, for University of Michigan Board of Regents in 2008 and for Congress in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Attorney in Detroit and Charlevoix, 1973-present.

PERSONAL: Married to LuAnne Kozma.

ONLINE: http://ellisboal.org

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NAME: Diane Bostow

RESIDENCE: Gwinn

PARTY: Libertarian

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in psychology and English, Western Michigan University

POLITICAL CAREER: None.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Home construction contractor; taught at Waterford Kettering High School and the University of South Florida;

PERSONAL: Married; four children and four grandchildren.

ONLINE: http://dianebostowforcongress.com

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2ND DISTRICT:

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NAME: Bill Huizenga

AGE: 47

RESIDENCE: Zeeland

PARTY: Republican

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in political science, Calvin College, 1992

POLITICAL CAREER: U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-present; Michigan House of Representatives, 2003-08

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Co-owner, Huizenga Gravel Inc. in Jenison, 1998-present; director of advancement and promotion, Zeeland Christian School, 2008-10; licensed Realtor and developer, 1993-99

PERSONAL: Married to Natalie; five children.

ONLINE: http://huizengaforcongress.com

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NAME: Dennis Murphy

AGE: 56

RESIDENCE: Grandville

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in education, Western Michigan University, 1983

POLITICAL CAREER: None

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Quality engineer, automotive industry

PERSONAL: Married to Joni; two children.

ONLINE: http://www.dennismurphyforcongress.com

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NAME: Matthew Brady

RESIDENCE: Holland

PARTY: Green

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in electronic imaging, Northern Michigan University

POLITICAL CAREER:

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Has worked in the printing industry for more than 10 years.

PERSONAL: Engaged.

ONLINE: http://matthewbradyforcongress.com/

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NAME: Erwin Haas

AGE: 73

RESIDENCE: Kentwood

PARTY: Libertarian

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry, Canisius College; doctor of medicine, University of Buffalo, 1968; master’s degree in business, Grand Valley State University, 1988

POLITICAL CAREER: Kentwood city commission, 2013-present; unsuccessfully ran for Congress, lieutenant governor

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Infectious diseases consultant, traveling physician in 10 states; was flight surgeon in Vietnam

PERSONAL: Married to Kristen; three children.

ONLINE: http://www.erwinhaaslibertarian.com

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NAME: Ronald Graeser

AGE: 75

RESIDENCE: Garfield Township, Newaygo County, near Fremont

PARTY: U.S. Taxpayers

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, University of Arizona, 1962; doctor of osteopathy degree, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1970.

POLITICAL CAREER: Unsuccessful 2nd District congressional candidate, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Practiced clinical medicine, 1995-present; practiced forensic pathology, 1982-95; private practice physician, 1971-82; electrical engineer, 1962-68.

PERSONAL: Married to Gail; three children.

ONLINE: http://www.ustpm.org/

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3RD DISTRICT:

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NAME: Justin Amash

AGE: 36

RESIDENCE: Kent County’s Cascade Township

PARTY: Republican

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in economics, University of Michigan, 2002; law degree, University of Michigan, 2005.

POLITICAL CAREER: Congressman, 2011-present; state representative, 2009-10.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Consultant, Michigan Industrial Tools, 2005-10; business lawyer, Varnum LLP, 2006-07.

PERSONAL: Married to Kara; three children.

ONLINE: http://www.justinamash.com

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NAME: Douglas Smith

PARTY: Democratic

Candidate did not provide biographical information.

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NAME: Ted Gerrard

PARTY: U.S. Taxpayers

Candidate did not provide biographical information.

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4TH DISTRICT:

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NAME: John Moolenaar

AGE: 55

RESIDENCE: Midland

PARTY: Republican

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Hope College, 1983; master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University, 1989.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Chemist/industry specialist at Dow Chemical Co.; director of Small Business Center at Middle Michigan Development Corp.; administrator at Midland Academy of Advanced and Creative Services.

POLITICAL CAREER: Midland City Council from 1997-2000; Michigan House of Representatives, 2002-08; Michigan Senate, 2010-14; U.S. House, 2015-present.

PERSONAL: Married to Amy, six children.

ONLINE: http://www.johnmoolenaarforcongress.com

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NAME: Debra Wirth

AGE: 63

RESIDENCE: DeWitt

PARTY: DEMOCRATIC

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in business education from Michigan State University, 1974; law degree from Cooley Law School, 1977.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Private law practice, 1989-2009; assistant prosecutor in Ingham County, 1977-79; worked in commercial real estate, auto sales, other businesses.

PERSONAL: Divorced

ONLINE: http://www.wirthforcongress.com

Divorced

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NAME: George M. Zimmer

PARTY: U.S. Taxpayers

AGE: 74

RESIDENCE: Byron

EDUCATION: Studied economics at Roosevelt University, 1966-67.

POLITICAL CAREER: Ran previously for state House and U.S. House.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Retired; worked as an air traffic controller and steel mill foreman. Served in the U.S. Air Force.

PERSONAL: Married to Rosa; two children.

ONLINE: http://www.ustpm.org/

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NAME: Leonard Schwartz

PARTY: Libertarian

AGE: 71

RESIDENCE: Oak Park

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from University of Chicago, 1966; master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, 1970; law degree from Wayne State University, 1979.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Economist, lawyer, professor of law and economics

ONLINE: http://www.leonardschwartz.us/

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NAME: Keith Butkovich

AGE: 32

RESIDENCE: Wayne

PARTY: Natural Law

EDUCATION: High school

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Worked for various retail companies.

PERSONAL: Single.

ONLINE: https://www.facebook.com/keith.butkovich?fref=ts

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5TH DISTRICT:

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NAME: Allen Hardwick

PARTY: Republican

AGE: 52

RESIDENCE: Davison

EDUCATION: Paint Valley High School, Bainbridge, Ohio, 1981; Apprentice diploma, commercial, industrial and residential electrician, Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center, Chillicothe, Ohio, 1981.

PERSONAL CAREER: website designer, computer repair technician, information technology professional, entrepreneur (1997-present).

POLITICAL CAREER: Ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2014.

PERSONAL: Married to Lynn; five children.

ONLINE: http://allenhardwick.com

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NAME: Daniel Kildee

PARTY: Democrat

AGE: 58

RESIDENCE: Flint Township

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University, 2011; Fannie Mae Foundation Fellow, Kennedy School, Harvard University, 2005.

PERSONAL CAREER: Various positions with Whaley Children’s Home, 1976-85; president and CEO, Center for Community Progress, 2009-12.

POLITICAL CAREER: U.S. House, 2013-present; Genesee County treasurer, 1997-2009; Flint Board of Education, 1977-85.

PERSONAL: Married to Jennifer; three children.

ONLINE: http://www.dankildee.com

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NAME: Steve Sluka

RESIDENCE: DeWitt

PARTY: Libertarian

Candidate did not provide information.

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NAME: Harley Mikkelson

AGE: 69

RESIDENCE: Caro

PARTY: Green

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in psychology, Michigan State University, 1971.

POLITICAL CAREER: Ran unsuccessfully for various offices, including governor, U.S. Congress and Senate, since 2002.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Retired since 2002. Michigan Department of Mental Health, 1972-75; Michigan School for the Deaf, 1978-93, Michigan Family Independence Agency, 1993-2002.

PERSONAL: Married to Merry; five children.

ONLINE: http://harleymikkelson.com/

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6TH DISTRICT:

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NAME: Fred Upton

AGE: 63

RESIDENCE: St. Joseph

PARTY: Republican

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, University of Michigan, 1975

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: U.S. House, 1987-present; Director of legislative affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 1981-86; aide to U.S. Rep. David Stockman, 1975-81.

PERSONAL: Married to Amey; two children

ONLINE: http://fredupton.com/

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NAME: Paul Clements

AGE: 55

RESIDENCE: Kalamazoo

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: Ph.D., 1996, master’s degree, 1992, Princeton University; bachelor’s degree, 1984, Harvard University.

POLITICAL CAREER: Ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2014.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Political science professor since 1996 at Western Michigan University; director of WMU Masters in International Development Administration Program since 2004.

PERSONAL: Married to Aedin; two children.

ONLINE: http://www.clementsforcongress.com

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NAME: Lorence Wenke

AGE: 71

RESIDENCE: Galesburg

PARTY: Libertarian

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in management, Western Michigan University, 1967.

POLITICAL CAREER: Kalamazoo County commissioner, 1996-2002; Michigan state representative, 2003-08; ran unsuccessfully for the Michigan state senate in 2010.

Major was Management with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Owner of greenhouses in Michigan and Georgia, manager of Westinghouse Electric Corp.

PERSONAL: Married to Nancy; two children.

WEBSITE: votewenke.com

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7TH DISTRICT:

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NAME: Tim Walberg

AGE: 65

RESIDENCE: Tipton

PARTY: Republican

EDUCATION: Attended Western Illinois University, 1969-70; bachelor’s degree in religious education, Taylor University in Fort Wayne, Indiana 1975; master’s degree in communications, Wheaton (Illinois) College, 1978.

POLITICAL CAREER: Michigan state representative, 1983-99; congressman, 2007-08, 2011-present.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Pastor, Grace Fellowship Church in New Haven, Indiana, 1973-77; pastor, Union Gospel Church in Tipton, 1978-83; president, Walter Reuther Center for Education and Community Impact, 1999-2000; division manager, Moody Bible Institute, 2000-06.

PERSONAL: Married to Sue; three children.

ONLINE: http://walbergforcongress.com

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NAME: Gretchen Driskell

AGE: 58

RESIDENCE: Saline

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Lynchburg College, 1980; Master of Business Administration, George Washington University, 1987.

POLITICAL CAREER: Michigan state representative, 2013-present; Saline City Councilmember 1993-98; Saline Mayor 1999-2012.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Worked as a certified public accountant and real estate agent.

PERSONAL: Single, three children.

ONLINE: http://votegretchen.com/

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NAME: Ken Proctor

AGE: 65

RESIDENCE: Charlotte

PARTY: Libertarian

EDUCATION: Associate degree in applied science, Lansing Community College, 1998.

POLITICAL CAREER: Ran unsuccessfully for Congress several times starting in 1992 and for governor in 2010.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Machine repair/machinist at General Motors, 1971-2006.

PERSONAL: Single.

ONLINE: http://proctor4congress.com/

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8TH DISTRICT:

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NAME: Mike Bishop

AGE: 49

RESIDENCE: Brighton

PARTY: Republican

EDUCATION: Law degree, 1993, Michigan State University Detroit College of Law, 1993. Bachelor’s degree, 1989, University of Michigan

POLITICAL CAREER: U.S. House, 2015-present; State senator, 2003-2011; Senate majority leader, 2006-2011; Michigan House member, 1998-2002

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Chief legal officer, International Bancard Corp., adjunct professor, Thomas Cooley Law School

PERSONAL: Married, three children

ONLINE: http://www.electmikebishop.com

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NAME: Suzanna Shkreli

AGE: 29

RESIDENCE: Clarkston

PARTY: Democratic

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in political science, Oakland University, 2008; Law degree, Thomas Cooley Law School, 2011.

POLITICAL CAREER: None

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Macomb County assistant prosecutor (2011-present).

PERSONAL: Single

ONLINE: http://suzannaforcongress.com/

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NAME: Jeremy Burgess

AGE: 41

RESIDENCE: Oxford

PARTY: Natural Law

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree, 2010, Oakland University; master’s degree, 2013, Oakland University.

POLITICAL CAREER: Ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2014.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Research and development chemist/engineer

PERSONAL: Married, four children

ONLINE: https://www.facebook.com/jeremyburgessforcongress/

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NAME: Jeff Wood

PARTY: Libertarian

ONLINE: http://jeffwood4office.com/

Candidate did not provide information.

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NAME: Maria Green

PARTY: Green

ONLINE: http://mariagreenforcongress.com/

Candidate did not provide information.

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9TH DISTRICT:

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NAME: Sander Levin

AGE: 85

RESIDENCE: Roseville

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree, University of Chicago, 1952; master’s degree in international relations, Columbia University, 1954; law degree, Harvard University, 1957.

POLITICAL CAREER: U.S. House member, 1983-present; ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1970, 1974; state senator, 1965-70; Michigan Democratic Party chairman, 1968-69; Oakland County Board of Supervisors, 1961-64.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Assistant administrator, Agency for International Development, 1977-81; Fellow, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, 1975; practiced corporate and commercial law and taught at Wayne State University, 1971-74; attorney, 1957-64.

PERSONAL: Wife, Pamela Cole; first wife, Vicki, died in 2008; four children.

ONLINE: www.levinforcongress.com

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NAME: Christopher Morse

AGE: 43

RESIDENCE: Bloomfield Township

PARTY: Republican

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree, Drury University, 1996.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Retired. Nearly 18 years of service in Navy and Army before retiring as a Major in 2015; deployed four times to the Middle East. Stock broker.

PERSONAL: Married

ONLINE: www.votemorse.com

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NAME: Matthew Orlando

AGE: 43

RESIDENCE: Madison Heights

PARTY: Libertarian

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree, Oakland University, 2016.

POLITICAL CAREER: Precinct delegate

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Compliance analyst, Kelly Services, 2013 to present.

PERSONAL: Married, four children.

ONLINE: www.mattorlando.us

http://mattorland4uscongress.webs.com/

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NAME: John V. McDermott

AGE: 54

RESIDENCE: Hazel Park

PARTY: Green

Candidate did not provide other information.

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10TH DISTRICT:

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NAME: Paul Mitchell

AGE: 59

RESIDENCE: Dryden

PARTY: Republican

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree, Michigan State University, 1978.

POLITICAL CAREER: Led the defeat of 2015 ballot proposal to raise taxes to fix roads.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Spent 37 years in workforce development, including 17 at Ross Education, which provides career skills education; Ross chief executive until 2011.

PERSONAL: Married, six children.

ONLINE: www.paulmitchellforcongress.com

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NAME: Frank Accavitti Jr.

AGE: 59

RESIDENCE: Lexington

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: Attended Western Michigan University and Wayne State University.

POLITICAL CAREER: Macomb County commissioner, 2009-11; member of Michigan House, 2003-09; Eastpointe mayor, 1999-2002; Eastpointe City Council, 1995-99.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: President of Care House of Macomb County, 2012 to present; Accavitti Consulting Group, 2009 to present; appliance store owner, 1979-2002.

PERSONAL: Married, three children.

ONLINE: www.frankaccavitti.com

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NAME: Lisa Lane Gioia

AGE: 48

RESIDENCE: West Bloomfield

PARTY: Libertarian

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree, University of Michigan, 1989.

POLITICAL CAREER: None

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Translates technical documents to English from Japanese, 2002 to present. Lived in Japan, 1990-2001.

PERSONAL: Single

ONLINE: www.lisaforliberty.org

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NAME: Benjamin Nofs

AGE: 31

RESIDENCE: Port Huron

PARTY: Green

EDUCATION: Associate degree in applied business, Golf Academy of America, 2015; associate degree in engineering graphics technology, St. Clair County Community College, 2016.

POLITICAL CAREER: Bernie Sanders campaign activist; environmental and social justice activist.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Mechanical design technician, Brown Aerospace; U.S. Navy veteran, USS Seawolf.

PERSONAL: Married, one stepchild.

ONLINE: www.electbenjaminnofs.com

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11TH DISTRICT:

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NAME: David Trott

AGE: 56

RESIDENCE: Birmingham

PARTY: Republican

EDUCATION: Bachelors from University of Michigan; law degree from Duke University

POLITICAL CAREER: U.S. Congress, 2014-present; member, boards of Detroit Country Day School, The Community House, Karmanos Cancer Center, Michigan State Building Authority, Michigan Chamber of Commerce; Bingham Farms village council

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Real estate and foreclosure lawyer

PERSONAL: Married, three children

ONLINE: http://trottforcongress.com/

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NAME: Anil Kumar

AGE: 65

RESIDENCE: Bloomfield Township

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: Bachelors of medicine, University of Mumbai, 1976; bachelors of surgery, 1980

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Served on several elected medical boards; candidate in 2014 11th District Democratic primary

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Chief of surgery, Crittenton Hospital 2014-present; partner/surgeon, The Kumar Surgical Center, 2000 - present

PERSONAL: Married to Marjorie, two adult children

ONLINE: http://www.kumarforuscongress.com/

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NAME: Jonathan Ray Osment

AGE: 26

RESIDENCE: Canton

PARTY: Libertarian

EDUCATION: Bachelors of computer science and economics, Kalamazoo College

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Libertarian Party of Michigan treasurer, 2015

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Software engineer, 2012-present; Working on startup 2014-present

PERSONAL: Married to Emily

ONLINE: http://osmentforcongress.com/

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NAME: Kerry Bentivolio

AGE: 65

RESIDENCE: Milford

PARTY: Independent

EDUCATION: Attended Oakland Community College; attended Michigan State University; bachelors from St. Mary’s College; master’s degree from Marygrove College

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: U.S. House, 2012-2014

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Raises reindeer

PERSONAL: Married to Karen; two children, three grandchildren

ONLINE: http://kerrybentivolio.com/

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12TH DISTRICT:

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NAME: Jeff Jones

AGE: 55

RESIDENCE: Taylor

PARTY: Republican

EDUCATION: Attended the University of Michigan; Hyles-Anderson College

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Ran as an independent in 2014 U.S. Senate race

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Retired; church pastor

PERSONAL: Married, 11 children

ONLINE: http://jeffjones4congress.com/

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NAME: Debbie Dingell

AGE: 62

RESIDENCE: Dearborn

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: Bachelors in foreign service; master’s degree in liberal studies; Georgetown University

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: U.S. Congress, 2014-present; Wayne State University Board of Governors, 2006; member of the Democratic National Committee

FAMILY: Husband, John; four adult stepchildren and three grandchildren

ONLINE: http://debbiedingellforcongress.com/

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NAME: Tom Bagwell

AGE: 33

RESIDENCE: Wyandotte

PARTY: Libertarian

EDUCATION: Bachelors in political science, Eastern Michigan University

POLITICAL CAREER: Ypsilanti Township Park Commissioner (partial term) 2008-2009; precinct coordinator, Ron Paul for President 2011-2012; Libertarian Party of Michigan executive committee, 2006-2007

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Sales, 2006-present

PERSONAL: Married to Sarah; three children

ONLINE: www.Bagwell4Liberty.com

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NAME: Dylan Calewarts

AGE: 28

RESIDENCE: Ann Arbor

PARTY: Green

EDUCATION: Bachelors in Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015; advanced psychology laboratory at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Policy-maker as Vice President of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, 2009-2011.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Operations manager at NorthCoast Banners, June 2012-present

PERSONAL: Married to Joe Stevens

ONLINE: https://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Calewarts/100013515694756

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NAME: Gary Walkowicz

AGE: 67

RESIDENCE: Detroit

PARTY: Working Class

EDUCATION: Attended Michigan State University for three years

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Helped organize petition campaign to get the Working Class Party on the ballot

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Autoworker at Ford Motor Company, 1974-present; elected UAW plant representative, 1996-present; UAW bargaining committeeman, Dearborn Truck Plant, current

PERSONAL: Single, no children

ONLINE: www.workingclassfight.com/party

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13TH DISTRICT:

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NAME: Jeff Gorman

AGE: 60

RESIDENCE: Garden City

PARTY: Republican

EDUCATION: Bachelors of science, aerospace engineering, US Naval Academy; masters of Science, Industrial Engineering, University of Cincinnati

POLITICAL CAREER: Precinct Delegate 2015-present

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Naval officer/aviator for 24 years; commercial airline pilot for 20 years

PERSONAL: Two children

ONLINE: www.jeffgormanforuscongress.com

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NAME: John Conyers

AGE: 87

RESIDENCE: Detroit

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: Bachelors degree, Wayne State University, 1957; law degree, Wayne State University, 1958

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: U.S. House member, 1965-present

PERSONAL: Married to Monica; two children

ONLINE: http://www.johnconyers.com/

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NAME: Tiffany Hayden

AGE: 38

RESIDENCE: Garden City

PARTY: Libertarian

EDUCATION: Associate degree in liberal arts, Schoolcraft College

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: At-large director for the Libertarian Party of Michigan

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Startup founder

PERSONAL: Two children

ONLINE: www.Hayden4Congress.com

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NAME: Sam Johnson

AGE: 77

RESIDENCE: Detroit

PARTY: Working Class

EDUCATION: General education diploma, Detroit; attended two-year program at Wayne State University’s School of Labor

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Independent candidate in 2014 for US House 13th District

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Worked 30 years for Chrysler on the assembly line; active in the United Auto Workers

ONLINE: www.workingclassfight.com/party

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14TH DISTRICT:

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NAME: Howard Klausner

AGE: 48

RESIDENCE: Southfield

PARTY: Republican

EDUCATION: Bachelors of science in engineering, University of Michigan; Doctor of medicine, University of Michigan

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Senior staff physician in emergency medicine at Henry Ford Health System, 1999-present; EMS medical director, 2005-present; associate clinical professor of emergency medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine 2013-present

PERSONAL: Married to Margery; three sons

ONLINE: www.klausnerforcongress.com

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NAME: Brenda L. Lawrence

AGE: 61 (62 on Oct. 18)

RESIDENCE: Southfield

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree, Central Michigan University

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: U.S. House member, 2014-present; Southfield mayor, 2001-2014; president, Southfield City Council; president, Southfield Board of Education.

PERSONAL: Husband, MacArthur Lawrence; two adult children

ONLINE: http://brendalawrence.com/

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NAME: Gregory Creswell

AGE: 59

RESIDENCE: Detroit

PARTY: Libertarian

EDUCATION: Chadsey High School, 1975; attended Wayne County Community College

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Medical records clerk

PERSONAL: Married to Shonda; two children and one granddaughter

ONLINE: politicalbank.com/find-candidates/gregory-creswell

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NAME: Marcia Squier

AGE: 41

RESIDENCE: St. Clair shores

PARTY: Green

EDUCATION: Bachelors of science, Wayne State University

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Chair of the Ingleside-Grossedale Park Association, 2013-present

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Equipment manager and instructor for Tumblebunnies International, an on-demand mobile exercise instruction company for kids.

PERSONAL: Married to Matthew Stewart; four children

ONLINE: http://www.migreenparty.org/

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