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Whitmer, Gretchen (D)

Office: 111 S. Capitol Avenue, Lansing MI 48909
Term: First

BB - Binsfeld Building,  BT - Boji Tower,  CB - Capitol Building,  HOB - House Office Building 


Gov. Whitmer served two terms in the Michigan Senate, the last of which she served as Democratic Leader. 

In addition, she served in the Michigan House of Representatives.


After departing the Senate due to term limits, Whitmer stepped in as interim Ingham County Prosecutor following the resignation and conviction of then prosecutor Stuart Dunnings.

While in the post, she launched a new Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit to go after abusers. 

She has also taught at both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.


Gov. Whitmer is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Michigan State University College of Law. 


She has two daughters, Sherry and Sydney, and her husband, Marc MALLORY has three sons, Alex, Mason and Winston. 


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