Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) will seek a 25th term in the House in 2012, according to a local news report on Monday.

Conyers told The Detroit News that he expected to seek another term, at which point he'll be 83 years old

"It's understood that I'm going to be running again," Conyers said. "I mean, I always have."

The Michigan Democrat, who serves as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee and served as its chairman the last two terms, won reelection in 2010 easily with 77 percent of the vote.

His district is safely Democratic, but if Conyers faces any vulnerability, it would be in a primary challenge. He's faced a few unflattering headlines in recent months, among them the conviction of his estranged wife, former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, on federal corruption charges. Conyers was also forced to repay nearly $5,700 to the government to cover the expenses incurred when his son used a federally-leased SUV for personal purposes.

Detroit voters ditched one of their lawmakers, Rep. Carolyn Kilpatrick (D), in a primary last year. Kilpatrick lost principally due to her son, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (D), who has faced a litany of corruption charges.