State Senator, Michigan
Senator Gretchen Whitmer is a lifetime resident of Michigan and was first elected to the State Senate in March of 2006. Previously, she served as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 2000-2006, where she served as the ranking Democrat on the Appropriations Committee. In 2011 Senator Whitmer was honored by her colleagues as she was elected Senate Democratic Leader for the current legislative session. She is the first woman to lead a caucus in the Michigan Senate.