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Gary Peters (D)

Phone: 2022246221
Address: 724 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


U.S. Sen. Gary PETERS, 60, a Bloomfield Hills Democrat, is a second term member of the U.S. Senate, having previously served three terms in the U.S. House. He serves as the ranking member on the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee.

The former Rochester Hills City Council member, state senator and Michigan Lottery commissioner ran briefly for governor in 2002 and lost a bid to become the state's attorney general by 5,200 votes. He managed branches for the Wall Street firms UBS/PaineWebber and Merrill Lynch prior to being elected to the state Senate.

Peters was a lieutenant commander and a Seabee Combat Warfare specialist in the U.S. Navy reserve, which included time in the Persian Gulf during Operation Southern Watch. He received his law degree from Wayne State University.


Rochester High School

Alma College - B.A. in Political Science

University of Detroit Mercy - MBA in Finance

Wayne State University Law School - law degree

Michigan State Univeristy - MA in Philosphy


He lives with his wife Colleen in Oakland County. They have three children: Gary Jr., Madeleine, and Alana.




Amred Services

   - Subcommittee Assignments

  • Airland
  • Emerging Threats & Capabilities

Commerce, Science & Transportation

   - Subcommittee Assignments

  • Aviation & Space
  • Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet
  • Science, Oceans, Fisheries and Weather
  • Transportation & Safety


Detroit Office

Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building

477 Michigan Avenue, Suite 1860

Detroit, MI 48226

Phone: 313-226-6020

Lansing Office

124 West Allegan Street, Suite 1810

Lansing, MI 48933

Phone: 517-377-1508

Grand Rapids Office

Gerald R. Ford Federal Building

110 Michigan Street NW, Suite 720

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone: 616-233-9150

Rochester Office

407 6th Street, Suite C

Rochester, MI 48307

Phone: 248-608-8040

Saginaw Office

515 North Washington Ave., Suite 401

Saginaw, MI 48607

Phone: 989-754-0112


Former Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve

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