Debbie Dingell to announce candidacy for husband’s seat

DEARBORN — Debbie Dingell tomorrow plans to announce she will run for the 12th District congressional seat being vacated at the end of the year by her husband, U.S. Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Dearborn).
Debbie Dingell, 60, will make her announcement at 9 a.m. at Panera Bread, 22208 Michigan Ave., which she has frequented several times a week for years for coffee and conversation. She then will meet with friends and offer remarks at Downtown Home and Garden in Ann Arbor, and Sidetrack Bar and Grill in Ypsilanti.
Debbie Dingell serves on the Wayne State University Board of Trustees, has been a member of the Democratic National Committee for years and has held high-level positions with General Motors — including executive director of Global Community Relations and Government Relations, and vice chairman of the General Motors Foundation.
John Dingell announced Monday he would not run again for his seat, one he has held since 1955 following a special election for the seat representing the 15th District of Michigan. The seat had formerly been held by Dingell’s father, John D. Dingell Sr., who represented the district from 1933 until his death in 1955.
Michigan’s 12th District covers western Wayne and Washtenaw counties.