|Assumed office |
January 3, 1993
|Preceded by||Dale Kildee|
|Born||October 28, 1933 |
Joseph (Joe) Knollenberg (born November 28, 1933) is a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan, representing Michigan's 9th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. Michigan's 9th Congressional District is contained within Oakland County in the southeast areas of the state of Michigan and encompasses most of the county Events 1431 - Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Dale Edward Kildee (b September 16 1929, Flint Michigan) has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives Events 306 - Maxentius is proclaimed Roman Emperor. 312 - Battle of Milvian Bridge: Constantine Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Mattoon is a city in Coles County, Illinois, United States. The population was 18291 as of the 2000 census For the town in Argentina, see 28 de Noviembre. Events Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A politician (from Greek " Polis " is an individual who is involved in influencing public decision making through the influence of Politics or a person A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. Michigan's 9th Congressional District is contained within Oakland County in the southeast areas of the state of Michigan and encompasses most of the county The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate.
Knollenberg was born in Mattoon, Illinois and graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1955. Mattoon is a city in Coles County, Illinois, United States. The population was 18291 as of the 2000 census Eastern Illinois University is a state University located in Charleston, Illinois. After graduation, he served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957. The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. He became an insurance agent and moved to Oakland County, Michigan in 1967. Oakland County is a county in the US state of Michigan. As of 2007, the population was estimated at 1206089
In 1992, Knollenberg was elected as a Republican from Michigan's 11th congressional district to the United States House of Representatives for the 103rd Congress. United States House of Representatives Michigan District 11 is a United States Congressional District located just west of Detroit, consisting of northwestern The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. He replaced William Broomfield, who was not a candidate for reelection who had been representative from the 18th district which was removed following the 1990 census. William S Broomfield, or Bill Broomfield, (born April 28, 1922) is a retired politician from the U Michigan's 18th congressional district is an obsolete United States Congressional district in Michigan. He served in that district from January 3, 1993 to 2003 when redistricting moved him to the 9th district. Events 1431 - Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Michigan's 9th Congressional District is contained within Oakland County in the southeast areas of the state of Michigan and encompasses most of the county Knollenberg has supported North American Free Trade Agreement and President George W. Bush's steel tariffs. George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. For other uses of this word see Tariff (disambiguation. A tariff is a tax imposed on goods when they are moved across a political boundary Knollenberg was reelected to his seventh term in 2004 with 58% of the vote. Knollenberg was re-elected to his eighth term in 2006 with 51. 6% of the vote.  In 2002 he was awarded the Mkhitar Gosh Medal by the President of the Republic of Armenia. Mkhitar Gosh (Մխիթար Գոշ 1130 &ndash 1213 was an Armenian scholar and Priest. 
Knollenberg was challenged in the 2006 Republican primary by moderate Republican Patricia Godchaux. Patricia "Pan" Godchaux is a Moderate Republican who ran for the United States Congress for the 9th federal congressional district in the state of Michigan Democratic candidate Nancy Skinner, a former radio-talk show host, was her party's nominee for the 9th district. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Nancy Skinner was an American commentator on Progressive talk radio in Chicago and Detroit, before embarking on a career in Congressional politics Matt Abel of the Green Party and Adam Goodman of the Libertarian Party were third-party candidates also in the race. One of the Political parties in the United States, and similar in mission to many of the worldwide Green Parties, the Greens have been active as a third party The Libertarian Party is a United States political party founded on December 11 1971
Prior to 2006, Knollenberg's election was widely considered to be relatively easy given the traditionally Republican leanings of Troy, the largest city in his district. Troy is a city in Oakland County in the US state of Michigan. Final results showed that Knollenberg won 51. 5% of the vote securing his seat for the 110th Congress. Skinner received 46. 2% of the vote. Abel received . 9%, and Goodman received 1. 3%. The narrowness of this margin, coupled with a demographic shift in Oakland County generally favoring Democrats (despite the City of Troy's leanings, Knollenberg's 9th District covers a large swath of the remainder of the county, including the highly Democratic City of Pontiac), has caused this district to be one of the most highly targeted districts by both parties in 2008.
Knollenberg spent $2. 7 million in his campaign. 
In January 2006, Congressman Knollenberg announced his intent to seek re-election in 2008.
Although his past Democratic challengers have not received financial support from the national party, as is the norm in seats considered "safe", Knollenberg's seat has now been identified as a "target" for the Democrats in 2008.  The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is targeting Congressional Districts where Republicans garnered less than 55% of the vote. 
Several Democratic contenders for the 2008 race have emerged, including Michigan's former Lottery Commissioner Gary Peters and 2006 Democratic Party nominee Nancy Skinner, but Skinner withdrew from the race on February 25. Gary Peters (born December 1 1958) is a politician from the U Events 138 - The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor 
No Republican primary contenders have emerged to date.
On 12 March 2008, Dr. Events 538 - Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Jack Kevorkian announced that he will challenge Knollenberg as an independent candidate. Jack Kevorkian (kɛˈvɔrkiːɛn (born on May 26, 1928) is an Armenian-American 
Knollenberg's position on the controversial children's health care bill is discussed by Detroit News columnist Laura Berman, and his environmental positions discussed here. The Detroit News is one of the two major newspapers in the US 
Joe Knollenberg's Chief of Staff Trent Wisecup has recently been asked to apologize for statements made to Bruce Fealk including calling Mr. Fealk unpatriotic.  The footage was later played on MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann.
Knollenberg has two sons with his wife, Sandy. Stephen Knollenberg is an interior designer with offices in Birmingham, Michigan, and Washington, D. C.  It has been reported that he is gay.  Nonetheless, according to established gay civil rights groups, his father's Congressional voting record reflects positions generally contrary to those of these groups (although he has voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment). 
His other son, Marty Knollenberg, was elected in November 2006 by a 58%-42% margin to the Michigan State House of Representatives from the 41st District, representing Troy and Clawson, and defeating Democratic college student Eric Gregory of Troy. Martin (Marty Knollenberg (born September 21, 1963) is a Republican politician from the U The Michigan House of Representatives is the lower body of the Michigan Legislature. In the August 2006 primary he defeated Clawson School Board Trustee Mike Bosnic by a 53. 5-46. 5% margin, despite the endorsement of Bosnic by then-representative Robert Gosselin. Robert (Bob Gosselin (born 1951 is a conservative Republican politician in Oakland County Michigan and is an Oakland County Commissioner. That contest was labeled by a Lansing-insider political publication as the fourth most interesting primary in Michigan. MIRS News Service, Subscription only.
Robert W. Davis
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Michigan's 11th congressional district
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Michigan's 9th congressional district