Sen. Gary Peters (D-Michigan) biography

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Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI)

1st term Democrat from Michigan.


Residence: Bloomfield Twp.

Marital Status: Married (Colleen Ochoa Peters)

Prev. Occupation: College Instructor, Investment Firm Branch Executive

Prev. Political Exp.: Rochester Hills City Council, 1991-93; MI Senate, 1995-2002; MI Lottery Bureau Commissioner, 2003-07; US House, 2009-15; US Senate, 2015-present

Military: USNR, 1993-2000, 01-05

Education: BA Alma College, 1980; MBA University of Detroit, 1984; JD Wayne State University, 1989; MA Michigan State University, 2007

Birthdate: 12/01/1958

Birthplace: Pontiac, MI

Religion: Episcopal

Percentage in Last Election: 55%

Major Opponent: Terri Land (R)


Current Elected Office Contact Information

Contact Sen. Gary Peters.


Washington, D.C. Office:

724 Hart Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6221
Fax: (202) 224-7387

Detroit Office: (more district offices)

477 Michigan Avenue, Suite 1837
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Phone: (313) 226-6020



Current Elected Office Staff Members:

  • Chief of Staff: Eric Feldman
  • Scheduler: Emma Bunin
  • Comm. Dir.: Sarah Schakow
  • Trade LA: Elizabeth Connolly
  • Scheduler: Angeli Chawla
  • Legis. Dir.: Zephranie Buetow
  • Child/Family Issues LA: Devin Parsons
  • Education LA: Devin Parsons
  • Telecomm LA: Catherine Barrett
  • Transportation LA: Catherine Barrett
  • Commerce LA: Catherine Barrett
  • Labor LA: Devin Parsons
  • Budget LA: Elizabeth Connolly
  • Space - NASA LA: Benjamin Isaacoff
  • Animal Welfare LA: Catherine Barrett
  • Government Affairs LA: Devin Parsons


Current Elected Office Bills:

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Bill Name Cosponsor? Send Message
S.1021 - 'A bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and for other purposes. No Send Message to Sen. Gary Peters
S.250 - 'A bill to amend the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 to improve th... No Send Message to Sen. Gary Peters


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