U.S. Sen. Gary Peters

(D-Bloomfield Township)
1 Term
724 Hart

Washington, DC  20510

Official Website

Biographical Information

Born: December 1, 1958 in Rochester Hills
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Colleen
Children: Gary Jr., Madeleine and Alana
Education: Ph.D candidate in philosophy at Michigan State University; bachelor's degree in political science from Alma College, master's degree in business administration from University of Detroit Mercy, law degree from Wayne State University
Employment/Military Record: Attorney; Griffin Chair of American Government at Central Michigan University; former director of State Lottery; business executive, securities arbitrator, teacher, member of adjunct faculty for Oakland University and Wayne State University
Community Activities: Michigan Bar Association; Sons of the American Revolution
Religion: Episcopalian

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

U.S. Senate (1/1/2015 - 12/31/2026)
U.S. House (1/1/2009 - 12/31/2018)
Other Offices: Former Lottery commissioner (2003-2007); member of state Senate (1995-2002); former member of Rochester Hills City Council (1991-93)

Elections and Political Participation

U.S. Senate 2020
General Vote: 2,734,568 of 5,479,708 (49%)
Primary Vote: 1,180,780 of 1,180,780 (100%)

U.S. Senate 2014
General Vote: 1,704,936 of 3,121,698 (54%)
Primary Vote: 504,102 of 504,102 (100%)
Endorsements: Michigan Corn Growers Association, AFSCME Council 25, Sierra Club, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan, United Auto Workers, Detroit Regional Chamber, Michigan Realtors Political Action Committee, League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, Michigan AFL-CIO, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Michigan Joint Council, Michigan Credit Union League, Michigan Association of Police Organizations, Michigan Education Association PAC recommendation

U.S. House 14th District 2012
General Vote: 270,450 of 328,792 (82%)
Primary Vote: 41,233 of 87,678 (47%)
Campaign Finance Reports

U.S. House 9th District 2010
General Vote: 126,155 of 253,440 (49%)
Primary Vote: 37,838 of 37,838 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

U.S. House 9th District 2008
General Vote: 184,098 of 353,456 (52%)
Primary Vote: 41,978 of 41,978 (100%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Attorney General 2002
General Vote: 1,493,866 of 3,068,012 (48%)

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