Gretchen Whitmer

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Gretchen Whitmer
Gretchen Whitmer 2011 (cropped).jpg
Governor of Michigan
Elect
Taking office
January 1, 2019
LieutenantGarlin Gilchrist (elect)
SucceedingRick Snyder
Prosecutor of Ingham County
In office
July 2, 2016 – December 31, 2016
Preceded byStuart Dunnings III
Succeeded byCarol Siemon
Minority Leader of the Michigan Senate
In office
January 12, 2011 – January 1, 2015
DeputySteve Bieda
Preceded byMike Prusi
Succeeded byJim Ananich
Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 23rd district
In office
March 21, 2006 – January 1, 2015
Preceded byVirg Bernero
Succeeded byCurtis Hertel Jr.
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
In office
January 1, 2001 – March 16, 2006
Preceded byLaura Baird
Succeeded byMark Meadows
Constituency70th district (2001–2003)
69th district (2003–2006)
Personal details
BornGretchen Esther Whitmer
(1971-08-23) August 23, 1971 (age 47)
Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Gary Shrewsbury (divorced)
Marc Mallory (m. 2011)
Children2 (3 stepchildren)
EducationMichigan State University (BA, JD)

Gretchen Esther Whitmer (born August 23, 1971) is an American politician. She is the Governor-elect of Michigan after winning the 2018 gubernatorial election.[1]

Whitmer is a former Democratic member of the Michigan Senate and Senate Democratic Leader. Whitmer was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 2000 to 2006.[2][3]

On January 3, 2017, Whitmer announced her plans to run for governor, making her among the first to announce.[4] On August 7, 2018, she became the Democratic nominee in the 2018 gubernatorial election. She won the general election on November 6, 2018.

References[change | change source]

  1. Marans, Daniel (2018-08-08). "Gretchen Whitmer Wins Democratic Nomination For Governor Of Michigan". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  2. Michigan Legislative Service Bureau (2006). Michigan Manual 2005-2006. Lansing: Legislative Council, State of Michigan. p. 129. ISBN 1-878210-06-8. Retrieved June 29, 2007.
  3. Michigan Senate Democrats (2007). "Michigan Senate Democrats: About Gretchen Whitmer". Archived from the original on February 5, 2007. Retrieved June 29, 2007.
  4. Whitmer, Gretchen (January 3, 2017). "I'm ready—are you?". Medium. Retrieved February 17, 2017.