95.3 / 88.5 FM Grand Rapids and 95.3 FM Muskegon
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

House dean Conyers announces re-election campaign


REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Rep. John Conyers is running for a 27th consecutive term in Congress.

The Detroit Democrat, who is Congress' current longest-serving member, announced his plans Monday.
The 86-year-old Conyers was first elected in 1964. Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey has said she will run for the seat.
Conyers is the top-ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee and is a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
He became Congress' longest-serving member when Michigan Rep. John Dingell retired at the end of 2014.
Conyers counts as accomplishments the enactment of anti-domestic violence legislation, a bill requiring states to offer voter registration to people renewing a driver's license and a law creating a national holiday for Martin Luther King Jr.