Gary Peters

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Gary Peters
Gary Peters official photo 115th congress.jpg
United States Senator
from Michigan
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Serving with Debbie Stabenow
Preceded byCarl Levin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 14th district
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015
Preceded byJohn Conyers
Succeeded byBrenda Lawrence
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 9th district
In office
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2013
Preceded byJoe Knollenberg
Succeeded bySander Levin
Commissioner of the Michigan Lottery
In office
April 9, 2003 – August 7, 2007
GovernorJennifer Granholm
Preceded byJim Kipp
Succeeded byScott Bowen
Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 14th district
In office
January 3, 1995 – December 31, 2002
Preceded byJon Cisky
Succeeded byGilda Jacobs
Personal details
Born (1958-12-01) December 1, 1958 (age 60)
Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Colleen Ochoa
Children3
EducationAlma College (BA)
University of Detroit (MBA)
Wayne State University (JD)
Michigan State University (MA)
WebsiteSenate website
Campaign website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1993–2000
2001–2005
RankUS-O4 insignia.svg Lieutenant Commander
UnitSupply Officer
United States Navy Reserve
AwardsAchievement Medal
MOVS Medal

Gary Charles Peters (born December 1, 1958) is an American politician who is the junior United States Senator from Michigan. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district from 2013 until his election to the Senate.

He previously represented Michigan's 9th congressional district from 2009 to 2013. Following the redrawing of congressional district boundaries after the 2010 United States Census, Peters defeated fellow Congressman Hansen Clarke in the Democratic primary and won re-election in the newly redrawn 14th District.[1]

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