Representative Rashida Tlaib is running for re-election in a new district
Representative Rashida Tlaib is running for re-election in a new district.
Tlaib is moving to the newly created 12th Congressional District after new voting maps were approved by the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission last week. The new district encompasses parts of Wayne and Oakland Counties, including the westside of Detroit, Dearborn, Southfield and Livonia. In a statement, Tlaib says the newly created 12th District contains two-thirds of her current constituents. Michigan lost a congressional seat during the latest round of redistricting. The state’s only Black representative, Brenda Lawrence, recently announced her retirement from Congress. That leaves the 13th district, which includes the other half of Detroit, the Grosse Pointes and parts of downriver up, for grabs.