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Michigan's 12th congressional district
Michigan's 12th congressional district.gif
Current Representative Sander Levin (D)
Population (2000) 662,563
Median income $46,748
Ethnicity 82.6% White, 12.0% Black, 2.3% Asian, 1.5% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI D+12
The 12th district boundaries for the 106th Congress, prior to redistricting in 2002

United States House of Representatives, Michigan District 12 is a United States Congressional District located in Detroit's inner suburbs to the north, along the Interstate 696 corridor in Macomb and Oakland counties, as well as a portion of Macomb north of the corridor.

It is currently represented by Democrat Sander Levin.


Major cities

List of representatives

Representative Party Years Congress Notes
District created March 4, 1893
Samuel M. Stephenson [1] Republican March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1897 53rd-54th Redistricted from the 11th district
Carlos D. Shelden Republican March 4, 1897 - March 3, 1903 55th-57th
H. Olin Young [2] Republican March 4, 1903 - May 16, 1913 58th-63rd Resigned while a contest for seat was pending
Vacant May 16, 1913 –
August 26, 1913
William J. MacDonald Progressive August 26, 1913 - March 3, 1915 63rd
W. Frank James Republican March 4, 1915 - January 3, 1935 64th-73rd
Frank Hook Democratic January 3, 1935 - January 3, 1943 74th-77th
John B. Bennett Republican January 3, 1943 - January 3, 1945 78th
Frank Hook Democratic January 3, 1945 - January 3, 1947 79th
John B. Bennett Republican January 3, 1947 - August 9, 1964 80th-88th Died
Vacant August 9, 1964 –
January 3, 1965
James G. O'Hara [3] Democratic January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1977 89th-94th Redistricted from the 7th district
David Bonior [4] Democratic January 3, 1977 - January 3, 1993 95th-102nd Redistricted to the 10th district
Sander Levin [5] Democratic January 3, 1993 - Present 103rd-present Redistricted from the 17th district, Incumbent


  1. ^ Samuel M. Stephenson previously represented the 11th district
  2. ^ H. Olin Young presented credentials as a Member-elect to the Sixty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1913, until his resignation, effective May 16, 1913, while a contest for the seat was pending. Due to a mistake in how the name of William Josiah MacDonald appeared on the ballot in Ontonagon County some votes were not included in the official count by the state board of canvassers, even though their inclusion in unofficial returns showed MacDonald had won. Subsequently, the House Committee on Elections unanimously reported a resolution to the full house awarding the 12th District seat to MacDonald, who took the oath of office August 26, 1913.
  3. ^ James G. O'Hara previously represented the 7th district
  4. ^ David Bonior later represented the 10th district
  5. ^ Sander Levin previously represented the 17th district

District boundaries were redrawn in 1993, and 2003 due to reapportionment following the censuses of 1990 and 2000.




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