Justin Amash

Michigan politician

Justin A. Amash (/əˈmɑːʃ/; born April 18, 1980) is an American lawyer and politician. He is an independent member of the United States Congress. He used to be a member of the Republican Party. In January 2011, he began serving as the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 3rd congressional district.

Justin Amash
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 3rd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Preceded byVern Ehlers
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 72nd district
In office
January 1, 2009 – January 1, 2011
Preceded byGlenn Steil
Succeeded byKen Yonker
Personal details
Born (1980-04-18) April 18, 1980 (age 39)
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyIndependent (2019–present)
Other political
Republican (until 2019)
Spouse(s)Kara Day
EducationUniversity of Michigan (BA, JD)
WebsiteHouse website

Amash has said he would considering running for president in the future possibly in the 2020 presidential election.[1][2]


  1. Whalen, Corie (26 February 2016). "Would Justin Amash run for president?".
  2. Amash, Justin (10 April 2016). "@Scottie_B_ When I'm president".