NAME: Thaddeus G. McCotter
AGE: 45 (Born Aug. 22, 1965)
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree, University of Detroit, 1987; law degree, University of Detroit, 1990.
POLITICAL CAREER: U.S. House member, 2003-present; state senator, 1999-2002; Wayne County commissioner, 1992-98; Schoolcraft Community College trustee, 1989.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Attorney.
PERSONAL: Married to Rita Michel; three children.
NAME: Sander Levin
AGE: 79 (Born Sept. 6, 1931)
RESIDENCE: Royal Oak
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree, University of Chicago, 1952; master's degree in international relations, Columbia University, 1954; law degree, Harvard University, 1957.
POLITICAL CAREER: U.S. House member, 1983-present; ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1970, 1974; state senator, 1965-70; Michigan Democratic Party chairman, 1968-69; Oakland County Board of Supervisors, 1961-64.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Assistant administrator, Agency for International Development, 1977-81; Fellow, Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, 1975; practiced corporate and commercial law and taught at Wayne State University, 1971-74; attorney, 1957-64.
PERSONAL: Wife, Vicki, died in 2008; four children.