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McDowell, Gary (D)

Agriculture and Rural Development
Phone: (517) 284-5716
Email: McDowellG@michigan.gov
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/mdard


POLITICAL CAREER

Director McDowell was appointed to lead the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, effective Jan. 1, 2019 by Gov Gretchen WHITMER

WORK EXPERIENCE

McDowell served three terms in the Michigan House from 2005 through 2010. 

He owns and operates a family business with his brothers, McDowell Brothers Farm and McDowell Hay Inc., and brokers hay sales from the Eastern Upper Peninsula.

McDowell served for 22 years as a member of the Chippewa County Board of Commissioners and was a delivery driver for UPS for 30 years.

EDUCATION

McDowell attended Lake Superior State University. 

PERSONAL

He is married to Carrie, the couple has three daughters.

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

He has served as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician for 18 years.

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