Justin Amash, U.S. Congress

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Justin R. Amash

Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, United States
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Son of Private and Private
Husband of Private

Managed by: Tamás Flinn Caldwell-Gilbert
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About Justin Amash, U.S. Congress


Justin A. Amash (/əˈmɑːʃ/; born April 18, 1980) is an American attorney, and Republican member of Congress. In January 2011, he began serving as the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 3rd congressional district. The district, based in Grand Rapids, had once been represented by former President Gerald Ford (the district was numbered as the 5th District at the time).

Amash was first elected to the House in the 2010 election. Previously he was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives representing the 72nd District, which is centered on the city of Kentwood and includes his home in Cascade Township as well as the townships of Caledonia and Gaines. At the age of 30, Amash assumed office as the second youngest sitting U.S. Representative, behind 29-year-old Aaron Schock of Illinois. As of January 2016, Amash is the 7th youngest U.S. Representative. He is Chairman of the House Liberty Caucus and associated with the Tea Party movement.

Amash has expressed interest in running for president in the future.

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Justin Amash, U.S. Congress's Timeline

April 18, 1980
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, United States