In the 6th Congressional District, incumbent Fred Upton of St. Joseph is facing Elena Oelke, also of St. Joseph, for the Republican nomination in the Aug. 4 primary. Jon Hoadley and Jen Richardson, both of Kalamazoo, are seeking the Democratic nomination for the post in the primary. The winners of those elections will face off in the Nov. 3 election for a two-year term. The post pays $174,000 annually. The 6th Congressional District includes counties of Kalamazoo, Allegan, Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph and Van Buren.
Elena Oelke: Successful businesswoman, real estate broker, educator, international business background, multi-lingual, top of class magna cum laude master’s degree graduate, brings top-notch skills to represent Michigan’s Sixth District in U.S. Congress, running to be your voice in D.C. Stands to protect U.S. Constitution, our rights, our freedom and America’s future. My motto: “I get things done for you. No excuses.”
Congressman Fred Upton – known more commonly as “Fred” – is a sincere, hardworking leader who listens to all perspectives and achieves results for folks here in Southwest Michigan. In the midst of these challenging times, Fred has helped rush coronavirus relief to southwest Michigan families, is working to protect Michigan seniors, and is fighting in Washington to help get our economy on the road to recovery. Meanwhile, Fred has also continued his efforts to support our extraordinary veterans, protect our country’s national defense, preserve our Great Lakes, and increase opportunities for our agriculture industry. In D.C. and here at home, Fred is known for his work ethic and has consistently been named one of the “Top 25 Hardest Working Members of Congress.” He delivers results for the folks he represents – always has and always will. Fred is a graduate of the University of Michigan and remains a die-hard Wolverines and Cubs fan. He and his wife of 30 years, Amey, are the proud parents of two children and just had their first grandchild earlier this year.