Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II Responds to U.S. Representative Dan Kildee Decision Not to Seek Reelection in 2025

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, representing Flint Township, declared his decision not to seek reelection to Congress in the next term. After a distinguished six-term tenure, his departure marks a pivotal moment for the Democrats as they prepare to defend another toss-up district in Michigan.

At 65, Kildee shared his decision in an email to his supporters and on a social media platform, formerly known as Twitter, citing a profound personal reassessment after his recent health challenges. “The time has come for me to step back from public office,” he stated, reflecting on conversations with his family and the impact of his recent health ordeal. Kildee, having successfully undergone treatment for tonsil cancer and now cancer-free, expressed that his diagnosis earlier this year was a significant factor in his decision. “For most of this year, I saw myself continuing to serve and was actively planning another campaign. But there are times in all our lives that make you reassess your own future and path. For me, being diagnosed with cancer earlier this year was one of those moments,” Kildee elaborated.

Despite stepping down, Kildee affirmed his commitment to serve out the remainder of his term, which concludes in January 2025.

A notable figure in the U.S. House, Kildee is a member of the influential House Ways and Means Committee and serves as co-chair of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee. He succeeded his uncle, Dale Kildee, in the 2012 election, continuing a family legacy in Congress. Dale Kildee, who passed away in 2021, had a 36-year tenure in the House.

Reacting to the news, Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II lauded Congressman Kildee’s service, describing him as a “model public servant.” Gilchrist II praised Kildee’s dedication to his community, saying, “He fights for his community and stands tall for those who do not have a voice. Whether it’s taking on tough fights in Congress or winning tangible investments for people back home in Michigan, Dan gets it done.” He also acknowledged Kildee’s role as a friend, mentor, and a leader who significantly contributed to Michigan’s betterment. “Congressman Kildee has been a friend, mentor, and shining example of what it means to be a committed public servant. I am honored to have had a chance to work with him on the issues that matter most to families in Flint and across Genesee County. He’s a strong leader who made Michigan a better place,” Gilchrist II stated.

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