Democratic Mich. Rep. Dingell wins 29th full term

Published On: Nov 06 2012 11:09:22 PM EST
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -

Democratic Michigan Congressman John Dingell has won his 29th full term in Congress.

The 86-year-old Dingell is the House's longest currently serving member. He defeated Republican Cynthia Kallgren and Libertarian Robert Secula in Tuesday's general election for the redrawn 12th District.

The district covers parts of southeast Michigan.

Dingell is from Dearborn and has been in Congress since 1955. He had represented the 15th District.

He sits on all six subcommittees of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and votes on the Subcommittee on Health, the Subcommittee on Energy & Power, the Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations, and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade & Manufacturing.