Rick Snyder

Biographical Information

Born: August 19, 1958 in Battle Creek
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Sue
Children: Jeff, Melissa and Kelsey
Education: Juris doctorate, University of Michigan (1982); master's degree, UM (1979); bachelor's degree, UM (1977).
Employment/Military Record: Founder, chair, Ardesta (2000-2010); owner, Avalon Investments (1997-2000); president, vice-president, Gateway Incorporated (1991-97); partner, accountant, Coopers and Lybrand (1984-91); adjunct assistant professor, University of Michigan (1982-84).
Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed):
Governor 2014
General Vote: 1,607,399 of 3,156,481 (50%)
Primary Vote: 617,720 of 617,720 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Michigan Milk Producers Association, Michigan State Medical Society, Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association, Michigan Restaurant Association, Michigan Retailers Association, Small Business Association of Michigan, Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, Business Leaders for Michigan, Associated Builders and Contractors, Michigan Grocers Association, Michigan Bankers Association, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Association of Realtors, Michigan Farm Bureau AgriPAC, Detroit Regional Chamber, Greenstone Farm Credit Services, Michigan Licensed Beverage Association

Governor 2010
General Vote: 1,880,108 of 3,233,995 (58%)
Primary Vote: 381,588 of 1,048,384 (36%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Other Offices: Chair, Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
Community Activities: Ann Arbor SPARK, The Henry Ford


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