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Gilchrist II, Garlin (D)

Lieutenant Governor
Office: 111 S. Capitol Avenue, Lansing MI 48909
Term: First
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90502---,00.html

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


POLITICAL CAREER

Lt. Gov. Gilchrist was selected as running mate for Gov. Gretchen WHITMER in August 2018.  Prior to his selection, he had run unsuccessfully for Detroit City Clerk. 

To read an in-depth biography of the Lt. Governor, see (How Gilcrhist Big Shoes Moved Into New LG Role, 12/28/2018)

WORK EXPERIENCE

He had a successful career with Microsoft as a software engineer where he helped to build SharePoint into the fastest-growing product in the history of the company.

Gilchrist also served as the first Director of New Media at the Center for Community Change at MoveOn.org.  While in Seattle, he also served as Social Media Manager for the 2008 Obama campaign in the State of Washington. 

EDUCATION

He graduated from the University of Michigan, having studied computer engineering and computer science. 

PERSONAL

He and his wife, Ellen, have twins, Garlin III and Emily Grace. 

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

Shaquila Myers

Additional Information


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Nessel: Trump No Longer Welcome In Michigan (05-21-2020)

Judge Recognizes Gov's 'Broad Authority'; Gives Whitmer Court Win (05-19-2020)

Whitmer Talks COVID-19 Racial Disparities During Biden Roundtable (05-14-2020)

Whitmer Takes 10% Cut As COVID Cases Keep Moving Downward (04-20-2020)

Social Media Rumor May Have Spurred High COVID-19 Rates Among African Americans (04-09-2020)

Census Completion Connected To Combating COVID-19 (04-01-2020)

Beware Of Fake Coronavirus Cures (03-16-2020)

Campaigns Seek Last Minute Votes; Many Have Already Been Cast (03-09-2020)

Settlement Lets Cited Motorists Know Of Community Service Option (03-06-2020)

Bits And Tidbits (03-02-2020)

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Warning Labels Coming To Marijuana Packaging (02-19-2020)

Report: County Jails Holding Too Many People (01-14-2020)

Jail Task Force OK's Final Recommendations; AG Only Member To Abstain (01-09-2020)

Gov Creates State Agency-Led Poverty Task Force (12-18-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (12-10-2019)

Slain Detroit Officer Laid To Rest (12-06-2019)

Gilchrist Asked: 'Is Michigan Ready To Elect A Gay President?' (11-25-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (11-25-2019)

Gilchrist Is Michigan's First Black Lt Gov To Sign Bill Into Law (11-21-2019)

Time To Get Crackin' On Cage-Free Eggs After Gilchrist Signs Bill (11-21-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (11-15-2019)

Bits And Tidbits (11-08-2019)

End To State Admin Board Standoff Hinges On Boilerplate Agreement (11-05-2019)

National, Local Dignitaries Laud Conyers At Funeral Service (11-04-2019)

Gilchrist Letter Signals Potential Breakthrough In Negotiations (11-04-2019)

Whitmer's 'Historic' Election Claim Explored (11-01-2019)

The Age Is Officially Raised To '18' (10-31-2019)

Whitmer Wants To Extend Automatic OT Pay To More Workers (10-24-2019)

Google-Backed Coding Class Uploaded For Prisoners (10-22-2019)

Ad Board Shuffles $625M In State Funds; Rolls Up AG, MDE Budgets (10-01-2019)

Ad Board Shuffles $625M In State Funds; Rolls Up AG, MDE Budgets (10-01-2019)

Thanedar Exploring 3rd District State House Run (08-26-2019)

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