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Gilchrist II, Garlin (D)

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

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


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)


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  While in Seattle, he also served as Social Media Manager for the 2008 Obama campaign in the State of Washington. 


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


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


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Additional Information

Bits And Tidbits (04-13-2021)

White House Declines Gov's Vaccine Surge Idea; Docs Suggest Shut Downs (04-12-2021)

Senator Pushes Media To Ask Gov For Her Data (04-05-2021)

Forensic Science Task Force Tapped; Filler Smells Politics (04-02-2021)

Is It Fair To Call GOP's Election Reforms Racist? (04-01-2021)

Bits And Tidbits (03-29-2021)

Gilchrist: White GOP Men Are Hesitant Ones About COVID Vaccine (03-26-2021)

Bits And Tidbits (03-26-2021)

COVID Report Most Since Early Jan; School Outbreaks Up 5th Straight Week (03-22-2021)

Bits And Tidbits (03-15-2021)

Gov Reflects On One Year Of COVID-19 In MI (03-10-2021)

Bits And Tidbits (03-08-2021)

Bits And Tidbits (02-22-2021)

Barnes Re-Elected MDP Chair; Solidarity Slate Declares Gains On Central Committee (02-20-2021)

Barnes Re-Elected MDP Chair; Solidarity Slate Declares Gains On Central Committee (02-20-2021)

Lasinski: Lawmakers Can And Should Be Required To Wear Masks (02-19-2021)

State Prison Recidivism Rate Continues Historic Decline (02-16-2021)

2021 Brings 7th Senate Baby, What Will Rest Of The Year Bring? (02-02-2021)

Four Drug Offenders Released After Commuted Sentences (01-28-2021)

Gov Recaps 'Year Of Horribles' But Pledges To 'Fix The Damn Road Ahead' (01-27-2021)

Gov Signs Batch Of Criminal Justice Reforms Into Law (01-04-2021)

If Biden Asked Her To Be VP, Whitmer Would Have Said Yes (12-18-2020)

Bits And Tidbits (12-10-2020)

Bits And Tidbits (12-09-2020)

Bits And Tidbits (11-05-2020)

Trump Up In Michigan With Many AV Votes Left To Count (11-04-2020)

Bits And Tidbits (10-21-2020)

Bits And Tidbits (10-16-2020)

L.G. Responds To 'Crackpot' Theory (10-15-2020)

MI First In Nation To Allow For Automatic Expungement For Some Crimes (10-12-2020)

Gov Won't 'Waste My Time Arguing With' Trump After Latest Back-And-Forth (10-09-2020)

$12.7M Going To Link 'Underserved' Areas With Internet (10-08-2020)

Gov, Dem Reaction To Foiled Plot Turns To Trump (10-08-2020)

Bits And Tidbits (10-08-2020)

Gilchrist Wants Mask Wearing Mandate In Legislative Chambers (10-07-2020)

Republicans Banking On Ticket-Splitters In HD-61 (10-06-2020)

Bits And Tidbits (10-01-2020)

Dems Go After James On Healthcare; James Counters Peters On Multiple Fronts (09-30-2020)

Schools Overtake Nursing Homes As Top COVID Outbreak Spot (09-28-2020)

Health Officials: No COVID Cases Tied To Any Protests In Detroit, Lansing & GR (08-21-2020)

L.G. Ready To Serve Regardless Of Position (08-18-2020)

'Big Gretch' Shark Week Merchandise Already On Sale (08-18-2020)

New COVID-19 Case Number Hits 3-Month High; More News (08-13-2020)

Autonomous Vehicles From Ann Arbor To Detroit Moves Further Down The Road (08-13-2020)

New Baase-Backed Recalls Against Whitmer, Gilchrist Given OK (08-11-2020)

Whitmer Recall Organizer Accused Of Gambling Away Campaign Money (08-03-2020)

Bits And Tidbits (07-30-2020)

Bits And Tidbits (07-28-2020)

COVID Shines A Light On Racial Disparities In Health Care (07-16-2020)

State Rules Would Require Implicit Bias Training For Health Care Workers (07-09-2020)

Bits And Tidbits (07-02-2020)

Gov's Police Reforms Include Calling 'Racially-Motivated' 911 Calls 'Hate Crimes' (06-29-2020)

Police Urged To Send Use-Of-Force Data To FBI (06-17-2020)

Recall Leader Says He Has Network To Deliver 1M Sigs In 60 Days (06-08-2020)

Whitmer, Gilchrist March In Detroit; James Launches Ads (06-04-2020)

MSP Sets 25% Goal On Minority Trooper Applicant Pool (06-03-2020)

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)