Rep. John Conyers

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Rep. John Conyers

Rep. John Conyers
U.S. Representative for Michigan's 13th District
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Representative John Conyers, Jr., a Detroit Democrat, was re-elected to represent the 13th Congressional District in November of 2012, to his 25th term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Having entered the House of Representatives in 1965, Mr. Conyers is the second most senior member in the House of Representatives. He served as Chairman of the House Committee on Government Operations (now renamed Committee on Oversight and Government Reform) from 1989 until 1994. In 2006, Congressman Conyers was elected by his congressional colleagues to lead, as Chairman, the pivotal House Committee on the Judiciary. Congressman Conyers is also one of the 13 founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus. In recent years, Mr. Conyers has focused his efforts on promoting economic development in Southeast Michigan, fighting for equal justice and the protection of the civil rights for all Americans, and promoting peace around the world.