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September 2017

CRACK IN THE DIKE : Appears staunch Republican Congressman David Trott (Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Troy), in his second term representing Michigan’s 11th District, isn’t still feeling the love for President Donald Trump . Politico reported that Trott shocked the room at a private meeting in late July when he voiced what many other Republicans were thinking, that the president had ...more»
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Trott decides to not run for re-election

By Lisa Brody
News Editor
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09/11/2017 - In a surprise announcement Monday, September 11, Rep. David Trott, a Republican representing Michigan's 11th District in Congress, announced that he will not be running for a third term in 2018.

Trott, a Birmingham attorney and businessman, is in his second term representing a sprawling district that includes Auburn Hills, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Clawson, Commerce Township, Walled Lake, West Bloomfield, Waterford, White Lake, Wixom, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Rochester Hills, Lake Angelus, Livonia, Lyon Township, S. Lyon, Milford Township, Highland Township, Novi, Plymouth and Canton.

In his statement, he cited a desire to return to the private sector. He was first elected after defeating, in the 2014 August primary, fellow Republican Congressman Kerry Bentivolio, who won the district in 2012 after Thaddeus McCotter was found to have fraudulent petition signatures.

"When I initially ran for Congress, I expressed my desire to serve as a citizen legislator in Washington. Our country's Founding Fathers envisioned a government where citizens leave private life, serve for a brief time, and then return home to their communities," Trott said in his statement. "It has been an extraordinary privilege to serve the people of southeast Michigan in Congress. Representing the Eleventh District has been an honor, but I have decided not to seek reelection in 2018. This is not an easy decision, but after careful consideration, I have decided the best course of action for me is to spend more time with my family and return to the private sector."

Prior to running for Congress, Trott was a partner in the Trott & Trott law firm, which specializes in foreclosures and bankruptcy issues, Attorneys Title Agency LLC, Detroit Legal News, Trott Recovery Services, and Dietz Trott Sports & Entertainment. He is a graduate of Cranbrook Schools, University of Michigan and Duke University Law School. He is a lifelong Oakland County resident who said he has supported numerous local, state and national candidates who "embrace our conservative values."

Trott said he first became involved with conservative politics as a high school student, when he updated voting lists for then-Oakland County Republican Chair, now former Congressman Joe Knollenberg. While attending University of Michigan, he volunteered for state Sen. Don Bishop in Lansing, and after graduating, he worked for Rep. Bill Broomfield (R-Royal Oak) in Washington D.C.

Since early 2017, Trott has been under fire in the district from Democrats and some independents for not holding town halls or responding to calls for action within the district. Democrat Haley Stevens, a former chief of staff for President Obama's Auto Task Force, has filed to run for the seat, and has repeatedly called Trott out for his support of President Trump and Republican policies. Trott's district has also been listed as a target by a couple of Democrat organizations.

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