Carl Levin (born 1934 in Detroit, Michigan) is a liberal United States Democrat senator for the state of Michigan. He was first elected to the United States Senate in 1978. Since then, he has been reelected four straight times. He is currently the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Levin graduated from Harvard Law School in 1959 and was admitted to the Michigan bar the same year. In Detroit he worked as a assistant attorney general for the State of Michigan and chief appellate defender until 1969, when he joined the Detroit counsel counsel. In 1974, Levin was elected president of the Detroit city council and held the position until he ran for United States Senate in 1978.