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Gretchen Whitmer's Biography


Full Name:

Gretchen E. Whitmer




Husband: Marc; 5 Children: Sherry, Sydney, Mason, Alex, Winston

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Lansing, MI

Home City:

Lansing, MI



JD, Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University, 1998

BA, Communications, Michigan State University, 1989-1993

Governor, State of Michigan, 2019-present

Candidate, Governor of Michigan, 2022

Senator, Michigan State Senate, 2006-2014

Minority Leader, Michigan State Senate, 2011-2014

Representative, Michigan State House of Representatives, 2000-2006

Vice Chair, House Democratic Women's Leadership Caucus

Policy Analyst, Michigan State House of Representatives

Of Counsel, Dickinson Wright, Professional Limited Liability Company, 2015-2016

Prosecutor, Ingham County, 2016

Policy Maker in Residence, Towsley Foundation, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, 2015-2016

Lecturer, Gender and the Law, Michigan State University, 2015

Associate Attorney, Dickinson Wright, Professional Limited Liability Company, 1998-2000

Member, Ingham County Bar Association

Member, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators

Member, State Bar of Michigan

Member, Women's Economic Club