Gretchen Whitmer

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Gretchen Whitmer
Gretchen Whitmer 2011.jpg
Prosecutor of Ingham County
In office
July 2, 2016 – December 31, 2016
Preceded by Stuart Dunnings III
Succeeded by Carol Siemon
Minority Leader of the Michigan Senate
In office
January 12, 2011 – January 1, 2015
Deputy Steve Bieda
Preceded by Mike Prusi
Succeeded by Jim Ananich
Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 23rd district
In office
March 21, 2006 – January 1, 2015
Preceded by Virg Bernero
Succeeded by Curtis Hertel Jr.
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
In office
January 1, 2001 – March 16, 2006
Preceded by Laura Baird
Succeeded by Mark Meadows
Constituency 70th district (2001–03)
69th district (2003–06)
Personal details
Born Gretchen Esther Whitmer
(1971-08-23) August 23, 1971 (age 47)
Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
Political party Democratic

First husband: divorced

Second husband: Marc Mallory (m. 2011)
Children 5 (2 biological children, 3 stepchildren)
Education Michigan State University (BA, JD)

Gretchen Esther Whitmer (born August 23, 1971) is an American politician. She is the Democratic nominee for Governor of Michigan in 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.

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.