Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, 12th District
Debbie’s first elected position was to Wayne State University’s Board of Governors in 2006. Elected to Congress in 2014, she represents Michigan’s 12th District and has been recognized as one of the 25 hardest-working Members of Congress.
As a strong voice for the Midwest on issues that matter most to working families, Dingell serves as a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and is a leader on efforts to grow manufacturing, improve access to quality affordable health care, support seniors and veterans and protect the Great Lakes. Debbie is focused on forging bipartisan solutions that support Michigan’s families and economy, including improving long-term care and ushering in the future of the American auto industry.
A recognized national advocate for women and children, Debbie successfully fought to have women included in federally-funded health research, and advocated for greater awareness of issues directly related to women’s health, including breast cancer and women’s heart health. She is a founder and past chair of the National Women’s Health Resource Center and the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Before being elected to Congress, Debbie worked in the auto industry for more than three decades, where she was President of the General Motors (GM) Foundation and a senior executive responsible for public affairs. She was also Chairman of the Wayne State University (WSU) Board of Governors, and continues to fight to make education more affordable and accessible in Congress.
Debbie was born in Detroit, Michigan and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Georgetown University.