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Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich.

Senator (1st term)

Democrat



Biography

Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for Mich. Senate, 1990; Rochester Hills City Council, 1991-93; Mich. Senate, 1995-2002; Democratic nominee for Mich. attorney general, 2002; Mich. Lottery Bureau commissioner, 2003-07; U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-15
Born: December 1, 1958; Pontiac, Mich.
Residence: Bloomfield Township
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Colleen Ochoa Peters; three children
Education: Alma College, B.A. 1980; U. of Detroit, M.B.A. 1984; Wayne State U., J.D. 1989; Michigan State U., M.A. 2007
Elected: 2014
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Airland; Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Strategic Forces); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard - Ranking Member; Space, Science & Competitiveness); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Federal Spending Oversight & Emergency Management - Ranking Member; Permanent Investigations); Joint Economic
Social Media:

Roll Call Vitals

House Seniority: 44th ranked Senate Democrat
Twitter: 51,831 followers
State Clout: Michigan is 7th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state


Election History

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