The last forty seven years serving the people of Michigan in the State Legislature and the U.S. Congress have been an honor and a privilege. By voting me into office, you placed enormous trust in me and I have worked hard every day to honor that responsibility. This has not been an easy decision, but after careful consideration I have decided to retire at the end of this term to enjoy more time with my wife, children and grandchildren. I have loved every moment of my work representing you and I want to thank you all for your support and partnership. Over the years, even in difficult times, we have achieved many great successes as we worked to improve the lives of Michigan’s working families and make our country a better place.
-- Dale Kildee