Sandy Levin

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Sandy Levin currently serves the 12th Congressional district of Michigan

Sander Martin "Sandy' Levin has been a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Michigan's 12th Congressional District since 1983. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Levin voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Levin was born September 6, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Central High School in Detroit, received a B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1952, an M.A. in international relations from Columbia University in 1954, and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1957. After developing a private law practice, he served in the Michigan State Senate from 1965 - 1970, and was Senate Minority Leader from 1969-1970. He made unsuccessful campaigns for Governor of Michigan in 1970 and 1974. He was assistant administrator of the Agency for International Development from 1977 - 1981. He was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1982 and was reelected for the eleventh time in 2004.

Levin's brother, Carl Levin, is a U.S. senator from Michigan. His uncle Theodore Levin was a federal judge. His first cousin Charles Levin was a Michigan Supreme Court judge. His first cousin Joseph Levin was a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives.

Congressional career

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Randell J. Shafer to face Lender in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Levin retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Sandy Levin
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Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
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Committees and Affiliations


Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Sandy Levin. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC Office:
2300 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4961
TollFree: 888-810-3880
Fax: 202-226-1033
Web Email

District Office- Roseville:
27085 Gratiot Avenue
Roseville, MI 48066
Phone: 586-498-7122
Phone: 248-968-2025
Fax: 586-498-7123

Articles and Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

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Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on Ways and Means, House Committee on Ways and Means/Subcommittee on Social Security, House Committee on Ways and Means/Subcommittee on Trade, Joint Committee on Taxation,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 1982
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1983
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
Oakland Board of Suprvisors, Michigan State Senate, Chairman, Michigan Democratic Party,
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District Offices:
1. 27085 Gratiot Avenue, Roseville, MI 48066
Phone: 586-498-7122 / Fax: 586-498-7123

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Date of Birth: September 6, 1931

  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.