Congressman Dan Kildee has filed nominating petitions in his bid for re-election as Representative of Michigan's Fifth Congressional District. Kildee, who was first elected in 2012, represents Genesee, Bay, Arenac and Iosco Counties and parts of Tuscola and Saginaw County.

In a statement Kildee said it's a "privilege and honor" to represent mid-Michigan communities and discussed his "fight to support and strengthen cities like Flint, Saginaw and Bay City" by securing federal funding to fight blight and working in a bipartisan manner to pass the Farm Bill legislation. Kildee added that "there is still a lot of work to be done" and "Congress must prioritize policies to reinvigorate our manufacturing base and create good paying jobs."

The nominating petitions, with signatures from each county in the Fifth District, were filed with the Secretary of State's office.