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Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.)

District: 6th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 1987-present
Born: April 23, 1953; St. Joseph, Mich.
Residence: St. Joseph
Religion: Protestant
Family: Wife, Amey Upton; two children
Education: U. of Michigan, B.A. 1975
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1986 (15th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Communications & Technology; Energy & Power; Environment & the Economy; Health; Oversight & Investigations)

Election History
2014generalFred Upton (R) 116,80155.9
Paul Clements (D) 84,39140.4
Erwin Haas (LIBERT) 5,5302.6
John Lawrence (GREEN) 2,2541.1
2012generalFred Upton (R) 174,95554.6
Mike O'Brien (D) 136,56342.6
Christie Gelineau (LIBERT) 6,3662.0
Jason Gatties (USTAX) 2,5910.8
2010generalFred Upton (R) 123,14262.0
Don Cooney (D) 66,72933.6
Melvin Valkner (USTAX) 3,6721.8
Fred Strand (LIBERT) 3,3691.7
Pat Foster (GREEN) 1,7840.9
2008generalFred Upton (R) 188,15758.9
Don Cooney (D) 123,25738.6
Greg Merle (LIBERT) 4,7201.5
Edward Pinkney (GREEN) 3,5121.1
2006generalFred Upton (R) 142,12560.6
Kim Clark (D) 88,97837.9
Kenneth Howe (LIBERT) 3,4801.5
2004generalFred Upton (R) 197,42565.3
Scott Elliott (D) 97,97832.4
Randall MacPhee (GREEN) 2,3110.8
Erwin Haas (LIBERT) 2,2750.8
W. Fitzsimons (USTAX) 2,1690.7
2002generalFred Upton (R) 126,93669.2
Gary Giguere (D) 53,79329.3
Richard Overton (REF) 2,7881.5
2000generalFred Upton (R) 159,37367.9
James Bupp (D) 68,53229.2
William Bradley (LIBERT) 3,5731.5
Richard Overton (REF) 1,8720.8
Dennis James (USTAX) 1,2900.6
1998generalFred Upton (R) 113,29270.1
Clarence Annen (D) 45,35828.1
Glenn Whitt (LIBERT) 1,8331.1
Ken Asmus (NL) 1,0910.7
Richard Overton () 530.0
1996generalFred Upton (R) 146,17067.7
Clarence Annen (D) 66,24330.7
Scott Beavers (LIBERT) 3,3701.6
1994generalFred Upton (R) 121,92373.5
David Taylor (D) 42,34825.5
E.A. Berker (NL) 1,6671.0
1992generalFred Upton (R) 144,08361.8
Andy Davis (D) 89,02038.2
1990generalFred Upton (R) 75,85058.0
JoAnne McFarland (D) 55,44942.0
1988generalFred Upton (R) 132,27071.0
Norman Rivers (D) 54,42829.0
1986generalFred Upton (R) 70,33162.0
Dan Roche (D) 41,62437.0
Roll Call Vitals


Michigan is 7th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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