(11/13/12) - One week ago, he was elected to House of Representatives. And Tuesday, Democrat Dan Kildee made his way into the national spotlight.
ABC12's Washington correspondent Ted Fioraliso met up with Kildee in our nation's capital.
Congressman-elect Dan Kildee was one of 49 freshmen Democrats that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi introduced to the country Tuesday afternoon.
One-by-one, Kildee and his colleagues filled the stage inside the media briefing room at the Capitol. Leader Pelosi said that picture was worth a thousand words.
Although they did not win the majority of seats in the House last Tuesday, Pelosi says the Democratic Party is unified and willing to work with their Republican counterparts, and also President Obama.
It's a sentiment Kildee shares - and one he hopes to continue from his predecessor, and uncle, Dale Kildee.
"I heard in virtually every community in my district that refrain - stop the partisanship, get to work, roll up your sleeves, work across the aisle, and solve these big problems that we face," Kildee said.
The incoming class of Democratic congressmen is the most diverse ever, and includes 61 women, 43 African Americans, 27 Latinos and 10 Asian Americans.
Kildee, and the rest of Congress will be sworn in on Jan. 3.
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