- A life-long resident of southeast Michigan, U.S. Representative Thaddeus McCotter was first elected to Congress in 2002 to represent the citizens of Western Oakland and Western Wayne Counties. Congressman McCotter has focused his efforts on preserving and promoting manufacturing and small businesses, because he knows they form the backbone of our community's economy. He has steadfastly supported winning the War on Terror and increasing our homeland security, tirelessly fought to reduce taxes and the size and scope of government, and, most importantly, Congressman McCotter has dedicated every effort to listen to and serve his constituents. Congressman McCotter was elected by his colleagues in Nov. 2006 to serve as Chairman of the Republican House Policy Committee, a leadership position once held by former President Gerald Ford. Congressman McCotter also serves on the House Financial Services Committee. Congressman McCotter is a graduate of Catholic Central High School, the University of Detroit, and the University of Detroit Law School. He is a bar admitted attorney by profession. Thaddeus and Rita McCotter, a registered nurse, have three young children, George, Timothy, and Emilia. The McCotter family lives in his hometown of Livonia. Congressman McCotter travels to and from our nation’s capital every week to serve his community.
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