Gary McDowell

Biographical Information

Born: April 21, 1952 in Sault Ste. Marie
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Carrie
Children: three daughters
Education: Attended Lake Superior State University
Employment/Military Record: Currently owner-treasurer of McDowell Hay Inc., a hay farming and distribution company in Rudyard; United Parcel Service driver, 1970-2003
Community Activities: Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation, Rudyard Lions Club, Sault Area Chamber of Commerce, Chippewa County Farm Bureau, Sault Elks Club
Religion: Presbyterian

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (1/1/2019 - 12/31/2022)
House (1/1/2005 - 12/31/2010)
Other Offices: Former member of Chippewa County board of commissioners (1981-2004)

Elections and Political Participation

U.S. House 1st District 2012
General Vote: 165,179 of 347,037 (47%)
Primary Vote: 36,340 of 36,340 (100%)
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U.S. House 1st District 2010
General Vote: 94,813 of 231,481 (40%)
Primary Vote: 27,986 of 27,986 (100%)
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Michigan Senate 37th District 2010
Withdrew

Michigan House 107th District 2008
General Vote: 31,851 of 46,351 (68%)
Primary Vote: 5,137 of 5,137 (100%)
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Michigan House 107th District 2006
General Vote: 20,286 of 34,102 (59%)
Primary Vote: 3,473 of 3,473 (100%)
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Michigan House 107th District 2004
General Vote: 22,293 of 41,646 (53%)
Primary Vote: 3,145 of 3,145 (100%)

Michigan House 107th District 2002
General Vote: 8,963 of 28,477 (31%)
Primary Vote: 4,313 of 4,313 (100%)


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