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Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.)

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. Senate, 2015-present; U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-15
Born: Dec. 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
Military Service: Naval Reserve, 1993-00; Naval Reserve, 2001-05
Start of Service: Elected: 2014 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Space, Science & Competitiveness - Ranking Member); Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs (Federal Spending Oversight & Emergency Management; Regulatory Affairs & Federal Management); Small Business & Entrepreneurship; Joint Economic

Election History
2014generalGary Peters (D) 1,704,93654.6
Terri Land (R) 1,290,19941.3
Jim Fulner (LIBERT) 62,8972.0
Richard Matkin (USTAX) 37,5291.2
Chris Wahmhoff (GREEN) 26,1370.8
2012generalGary Peters (D) 270,45082.3
John Hauler (R) 51,39515.6
Leonard Schwartz (LIBERT) 3,9681.2
Douglas Campbell (GREEN) 2,9790.9
2010generalGary Peters (D) 125,73049.8
Rocky Raczkowski (R) 119,32547.2
Adam Goodman (LIBERT) 2,6011.0
Douglas Campbell (GREEN) 2,4841.0
Bob Gray (NPA) 1,8660.7
Matthew Kuofie (NPA) 6440.3
2008generalGary Peters (D) 183,31152.1
Joe Knollenberg (R) 150,03542.6
Jack Kevorkian (X) 8,9872.6
Adam Goodman (LIBERT) 4,8931.4
Douglas Campbell (GREEN) 4,7371.3
Roll Call Vitals


Michigan is 7th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.