Elissa Slotkin

Michigan, Senate


Elissa Slotkin is the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district, a position she has held since 2019. She currently is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retirement of Debbie Stabenow. A third generation Michigander, Slotkin grew up on her family farm. The family business, Hygrade Foods, supplied its now iconic Ballpark Frank to the hungry crowds at Tiger Stadium.

Prior to entering politics, Slotkin had a distinguished career in national security, serving three tours in Iraq with the CIA and the Department of Defense. She also worked at the White House under Presidents Bush and Obama, advising on Middle East policy. Slotkin holds a B.A. from Cornell University and master's degrees from the University of Michigan and the National Defense University.

On the Issues

In Congress, Slotkin has positioned herself as a moderate Democrat focused on economic issues, national security, and good government. She currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Homeland Security Committee, where she has drawn on her national security experience to shape policy. Slotkin has also been a leading voice on issues like healthcare and manufacturing, introducing bipartisan legislation to lower prescription drug costs and support the domestic production of critical goods.

While generally allied with her party, Slotkin has shown independence, breaking with Democrats at times, including voting against the Inflation Reduction Act due to concerns about its impact on her district. She has emphasized her willingness to work with Republicans on bipartisan solutions, a stance that has helped her maintain strong support from voters in her swing district.

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