Elissa (Elissa) Slotkin (D-USH08)
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Capitol: 202.225.4872
FAX: 202.225.5820
District: 517.993.0510
Representative
Room 1210 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-2208

Residence: Holly, MI
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Dave   DOB: 7/10/1976
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism
Co-ChairTask Force Sentry
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation
FC MemberHouse Space Force Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Readiness
MemberHouse Committee on Homeland Security
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies and Information Systems
FC MemberHouse Agriculture Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Digital Citizenship
MemberHouse Committee on Veterans' Affairs
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force (Joint)
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberDairy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberBipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Ingham / Livingston / Oakland

Bio

Representative Elissa Slotkin is honored to serve the residents of Michigan's 8th Congressional District, a district that includes Ingham, Livingston, and North Oakland Counties. Rep. Slotkin has spent her career in national service. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which took place during her first week of graduate school in New York City, Rep. Slotkin knew that national service would define her career. She was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to be a Middle East analyst and went on to devote her career to protecting the United States from national security threats. In her role at the CIA, Rep. Slotkin worked alongside the U.S. military during three tours in Iraq as a militia expert. In between her tours in Iraq, Rep. Slotkin held various defense and intelligence positions under President Bush and President Obama, including roles at the White House and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. In 2011, Rep. Slotkin took a senior position at the Pentagon and, until January 2017, she served as Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. In this role, Rep. Slotkin oversaw policy on Russia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa at the Pentagon and participated in negotiations on some of the country's most pressing national security issues. It is this same mission-focus that Rep. Slotkin brings to issues affecting citizens of Michigan's 8th congressional district. For Rep. Slotkin, this means ensuring that everyone has access to healthcare they can afford, lowering the price of prescription drugs, protecting access to clean water and Michigan's Great Lakes, and returning decency and integrity to politics. Rep. Slotkin's background in national security contributes to the urgency and passion she brings to increasing government integrity and accountability and passing campaign finance reform. To learn more about Rep. Slotkin's legislative priorities, click here.

A third-generation Michigander, Rep. Slotkin spent her early life on her family farm in Holly, Michigan. The generations of Slotkins before her worked in the family business, Hygrade Foods, which was headquartered in Detroit and produced iconic foods loved by Michiganders, like the Ballpark Frank first sold at Detroit's Tiger Stadium. The values that made the family business successful instilled in Rep. Slotkin an enduring commitment to integrity, decency, and hard work that guided her to a career of service. The Slotkin family business is well represented in Rep. Slotkin's office, with hot dog figurines and artwork proudly displayed. Rep. Slotkin attended Cornell University (BA) and Columbia University in the City of New York (MA). Rep. Slotkin's home is her family farm in Holly. Rep. Slotkin's husband, Dave, is a retired Army colonel who served for 30 years as an Apache helicopter pilot. Her two stepdaughters have pursued their own lives of service, one as a physician and the other as an Army officer.