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6th Congressional District

The general election is on November 6. Please click on the candidates names to visit their web sites for more information about each. You can verify your voter registration here; you can still register for the general election on November 6.

 

Fred Upton

Republican, incumbent

Fred Upton is the U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 6th congressional district, serving since 1987. A member of the Republican Party and former Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, he has played a major role in shaping post-Obamacare health-care legislation.

 

Matt Longjohn

Democrat

Matt Longjohn is a doctor and the former National Health Officer for YMCA. In his role at the YMCA, he ran community health programs. He and his team supported local community work in Augusta, Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, and 250 other cities across the nation, positively impacting 73 million people. Earlier in his career, he led an innovative coalition in Chicago, which helped inform First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign and inspired the creation of Healthy Kids Healthy Michigan.

“Matt strongly believes that fighting disease is only part of a doctor’s job. To truly be successful, physicians need to help patients have a high quality of life, which means ensuring people have access to health care, a safe and healthy environment, a good education and the opportunity for jobs that pay a living wage. Matt will take this same comprehensive approach to Congress, where he will fight for affordable health care, clean air and water, strong early childhood programs, public schools, community colleges and good-paying jobs.”