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Fred Upton Retires After 35 Years. Where Does That Leave Michigan’s Political Leadership?

After new district lines were drawn and solidified in Michigan, Congressman Fred Upton drew a line in his political career. Fred Upton retires from U.S. Congress following a 35-year career as Michigan’s 6th District representative, since 1987 when the district was formerly known as the 4th District. The state’s new redistricting lines take away a large percentage of Upton’s district from him in the next election and would put the Republican congressman up against fellow Republican incumbent Bill Huizenga, of Michigan’s 2nd District.

Michigan Representative Fred Upton discusses retirement, career, and the Senate fox

Richard Bodee interviewed Congressman Fred Upton to discuss a number of topics, including his set retirement, career achievements, and the unfolding Ukraine crisis. "I met just yesterday again with a number of my Ukrainian counterparts, members of their parliament on Zoom. I met with them in person this last week when they were in Washington. We see these, just terrible videos. We hear the stories of Russian snipers just taking down children and mothers and innocent civilians. The word that came out of Bucha earlier this week. We think is even going to be worse, when Mariupol might be liberated in the next number of days. Thousands and thousands of innocent civilians being mowed down."

WNDU interviews Rep. Fred Upton on his retirement, Republican Party

(WNDU) - One of the longest serving Republicans in the House of Representatives is retiring. After 36 years representing St. Joseph, Michigan, Congressman Fred Upton is ready for a new chapter. WNDU’s Lauren Moss had the opportunity to speak with Michigan Congressman Fred Upton on Friday, and talked about everything...

Auchter's Art: Fred Upton comes to a decision

Earlier this week, longtime U.S. representative Fred Upton announced that he would not be seeking re-election this fall. Upton is currently the representative for Michigan's 6th District, which covers most of southwest, lower Michigan. In a newly redrawn district, Upton would have run in the Republican primary against fellow representative, Bill Huizenga.

U.S. Congressman Fred Upton speaks about decision to retire in 2023

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — In a surprise move, long-time U.S. Congressman Fred Upton announced this week that he won't run for a 19th term in office. First elected to the House of Representatives in 1986, the republican from St. Joseph says redistricting was a major factor in his decision. Michigan, like many other rust-belt states, lost a congressional seat as a result of the 2020 Census. Rep. Upton's 6th district has been completely re-drawn.

Local leaders, experts reflect on legacy left by Congressman Fred Upton

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Michigan's longest serving incumbent congressman has called it a career. Republican Rep. Fred Upton said Tuesday he won't seek re-election this year for the first time since the late 80s. “As I reflect back there have been more highlights than low lights representing the wonderful folks...

Fred Upton retiring from Congress after 18 terms

ST. JOSEPH — For the first time in more than three decades, Southwest Michigan won’t be represented by U.S. Rep. Fred Upton in Congress. In an April 5 speech on the House floor, Upton announced his intent to retire, having served for 18 consecutive terms in the House of Representatives.