Sander Levin

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Sander Levin ()
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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


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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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Votesane PAC$ 37,250
National Assn of Real Estate Investment Trusts$ 10,500
Air Line Pilots Assn$ 10,000
American College of Surgeons$ 10,000
American Crystal Sugar$ 10,000
American Federation of Teachers$ 10,000
American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees$ 10,000
Association for Advanced Life Underwriting$ 10,000
Bank of America$ 10,000
Boeing Co$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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

More Background Data

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


DC office
  • 1236 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-4961 Fax: 202-226-1033
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  • 27085 Gratiot Avenue, Roseville, MI 48066
    Ph: 586-498-7122 Fax: (none entered)
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