Debbie Dingell

Born:November 23, 1953 (age 70)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2015-present
Education:B.S.F.S. and M.S,, Georgetown University

Deborah "Debbie" Dingell has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2015, representing the 12th District from 2015-2023 and the 6th District since 2023. Her late husband, John Dingell, was the retired incumbent of that seat. Dingell is the first U.S. woman in Congress to succeed her husband while he was still living.

Dingell was born Nov. 23, 1953. She is a graduate of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, with a B.S.F.S. in Foreign Services and an M.S. in Liberal Studies.

Dingell is immediate past chair of the Manufacturing Initiative at the American Automotive Policy Council. For more than 30 years she served the General Motors (GM) Corporation, where she was president of the GM Foundation and a senior executive responsible for public affairs. She is a member of the Democratic National Committee from Michigan, and chaired Vice President Al Gore's campaign in Michigan in 2000. In 2004, she also helped secure the Michigan Democratic primary and general election vote for John Kerry in Michigan. She was a superdelegate for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Dingell worked as a consultant to the American Automobile Policy Council. Prior to her election to the U.S. House, Dingell was president of D2 Strategies and chair of the Wayne State University (WSU) Board of Governors.

Dingell is active in several Michigan and Washington, D.C., charities and serves on a number of charitable boards. She serves as vice chair of the Barbara Karmanos Cancer Center and is a member of the Executive Committee, where she co-chairs the Breast Cancer Committee and the Government Relations Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Vital Voices Global Partnership.

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