Debbie Stabenow

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Debbie Stabenow
Debbie Stabenow, official portrait 2.jpg
United States Senator
from Michigan
Assumed office
January 3, 2001
Serving with Gary Peters
Preceded bySpencer Abraham
Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Preceded byBlanche Lincoln
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byDick Chrysler
Succeeded byMike Rogers
Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 24th district
In office
1991–1994
Preceded byBill Sederberg[1]
Succeeded byJoe Schwarz[2]
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 58th[3] district
In office
1979–1991
Succeeded byDianne Byrum
Member of the Ingham County Board of Commissioners
In office
1975–1978
Personal details
BornDeborah Ann Greer
(1950-04-29) April 29, 1950 (age 68)
Gladwin, Michigan
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Dennis Stabenow (until 1990)
Tom Athans (2003-2010)
ChildrenMichelle Stabenow
Todd Stabenow
Gina Athans (stepdaughter)
ResidenceLansing, Michigan
Alma materMichigan State University (B.A., M.S.W.)
ProfessionSocial worker
ReligionMethodist
Websitewww.stabenow.senate.gov

Deborah Ann Greer "Debbie" Stabenow (born April 29, 1950) is a United States Senator from Michigan. She become a member of the Senate in 2001. Before that, she was a member of the United States House of Representatives.[4]

Biography[change | change source]

Stabenow was born in Gladwin, Michigan. She went to high school in Clare, Michigan. She earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Michigan State University. After college she had some jobs in state government and was also a social worker. She became a member of the US House of Representatives in 1997, and she became a member of the US Senate in 2001.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Michigan Roundup: Political News" (PDF). Public Sector Reports. January 12, 1990.
  2. "1998 Official Michigan General Election Results - 24th District State Senator 4 Year Term (1) Position". Michigan Department of State. February 9, 1999. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  3. "Dems gain ground in Michigan House". The Argus-Press. November 7, 1990.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Members of Congress / Debbie Stabenow". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 21, 2010.

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