Deborah Cherry

Biographical Information

Born: August 19, 1954 in Dowagiac
Marital Status: Single
Education: Master's degree in public administration from University of Michigan-Flint; bachelor's degree in human resources development from Oakland University; graduated from Hill-McCloy High School (Montrose)
Employment/Military Record: Assistant to the Chancellor, University of Michigan-Flint; Consultant, Flint Area Chamber of Commerce; Michigan Office of Services to the Aging; Detroit Street Senior Center; Valley Area Agency on Aging; legislative assistant for Rep. Tom Scott
Community Activities: Board Member, Greater Flint Health Coalition; Board Member, Flint IMA; Board Member, Governor's Countil on Physical Fitness
Religion: Episcopalian

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

Senate (1/1/2003 - 11/19/2010)
Other Offices: Re-elected to state Senate in 2006 (Primary Election results, General Election results); first elected in 2002 (Primary Election results, General Election results); former member of state House (1995-2000); former Genesee County Commissioner (1988-1994)
Campaign Finance Reports

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan Senate 26th District 2006
General Vote: 65,711 of 107,150 (61%)
Primary Vote: 14,834 of 16,987 (87%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan Senate 26th District 2002
General Vote: 47,878 of 85,730 (55%)
Primary Vote: 21,731 of 21,731 (100%)

Political Activities: Managed Jack Minore's campaign for Flint City Council, Treasurer for Sen. John Cherry's state House and state Senate campaigns

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