Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Executive Office

Biographical Information

Born: August 23, 1971 in Lansing
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Marc Mallory
Children: Two daughters, three stepsons
Education: Law degree from Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University; bachelor's degree in communications from Michigan State University
Employment/Military Record: Worked as a corporate litigator for Dickinson Wright Law Firm and in the Ingham County Circuit Court and Michigan Public Service Commission
Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed):
Governor 2022
General Vote: 2,430,505 of 4,461,925 (54%)
Primary Vote: 938,382 of 938,382 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: AFL-CIO Michigan; American Federation of Teachers Michigan; Detroit Regional Chamber PAC (primary); Michigan Education Association PAC; Michigan League of Conservation Voters (primary); Michigan Manufacturers Association (primary); Michigan Nurses Association (primary); Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights

Governor 2018
General Vote: 2,266,193 of 4,250,553 (53%)
Primary Vote: 588,436 of 1,131,260 (52%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: United Auto Workers, AFSCME, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights, Michigan Education Association, United Food and Commercial Workers, EMILY's List, AFT-Michigan, Michigan State AFL-CIO, Planned Parenthood Advocates, Michigan Association for Justice, Detroit Regional Chamber (primary endorsement), Sierra Club, Michigan League of Conservation Voters (general election)

Michigan Senate 23rd District 2010
General Vote: 50,122 of 78,458 (63%)
Primary Vote: 17,686 of 17,686 (100%)

Michigan Senate 23rd District Special Election (March 14, 2006)
General Vote: 64,393 of 92,322 (69%)
Primary Vote: 18,695 of 20,045 (93%)

Michigan Senate 23rd District 2006
General Vote: 64,393 of 64,393 (100%)
Primary Vote: NA
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 69th District 2004
General Vote: 26,828 of 40,865 (65%)
Primary Vote: 5,418 of 5,418 (100%)

Michigan House 69th District 2002
General Vote: 18,002 of 28,785 (62%)
Primary Vote: 8,821 of 8,821 (100%)

Other Offices: Ingham County prosecutor, 2016. Elected to Senate in March 2006 special election and re-elected in 2010. Previously elected to state House in 2000 and re-elected in 2002 and 2004
Political Activities: Worked as a policy analyst for House Democratic staff
Community Activities: State Bar of Michigan, Ingham County Bar Association, House Democratic Women's Leadership Caucus, Arts Caucus
Religion: Christian

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