Gretchen Whitmer

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Full Name Gretchen Whitmer
Age 49 Years Old
Nick Name Gretchen
Gender Female
Famous As Politician
Birth Date August 23rd, 1971
Birth Place Lansing, Michigan, U.S.

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Gretchen Whitmer is an American politician. She is the national co-chairwoman of the Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign. Whitmer describes herself as a progressive Democrat who can work with state legislators from different political perspectives. She is a source of inspiration for all those rising women political leaders. She is a rising star for Democrats and a target for Republicans. Whitmer was elected Michigan's governor in the 2018 gubernatorial election, defeating Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette. Scroll down to know more information regarding her biography, facts, birthday, wiki, net worth, famous for, career and many more. 

Famous For 

  • She is well-known as the 49th governor of Michigan state of USA.
  • She is also known as a member of the Democratic Party, and during which she served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2001 to 2006 and in the Michigan Senate from 2006 to 2015.
  • In 2013, Whitmer gained national attention for a floor speech during a debate on abortion in which she shared her experience of being sexually assaulted.

Gretchen Whitmer, a famous American Politician

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Early life of Gretchen Whitmer

Gretchen Whitmer was born on August 23, 1971. Her birthplace/hometown is in Lansing, Michigan, the U.S.A. She holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Her Zodiac sign is Virgo. Her father's name is Richard Whitmer and her mother's name is Sharon H. "Sherry" Reisig. Her parents were lawyers.  Her father served as head of the state's Department of Commerce under Governor William Milliken and was the president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan between 1988 and 2006. Whitmer's mother worked as an assistant attorney general under Michigan Attorney General Frank Kelley. Her parents divorced when she was 10 years old; she and her siblings moved with their mother to Grand Rapids, the second-largest city in Michigan state. Whitmer graduated from Forest Hills Central High School, just outside Grand Rapids. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Michigan State University in 1993 and a Juris Doctor from Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University in 1998. She is Christian by religion. She celebrated her 48th birthday as of 2019.

Career of Gretchen Whitmer

  • Whitmer originally ran for the Michigan House of Representatives in the 1990s but was unsuccessful.
  • In 2000, she tried again and was elected to represent the 23rd legislative district. She was reelected in 2002 and 2004. 
  • In March 2006, Whitmer left the statehouse and became a State Senator. She was elected and reelected in 2006 and 2010.
  • In 2013, she received national recognition when she discussed her experience of being sexually assaulted.
  • On May 11, 2016, it was announced that the judges of Michigan's 30th Judicial Circuit Court had unanimously selected Whitmer to serve the remaining six months of the term of outgoing Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III after he was arrested on March 14, 2016. On June 21, 2016, Whitmer was administered the oath of office as a prosecutor by Ingham County Circuit Court Chief Judge Janelle Lawless.
  • On January 3, 2017, Whitmer announced she would run in the 2018 Michigan gubernatorial race.

Gretchen Whitmer, a member of the Democratic Party

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  • In July 2018, Republican officials accused Whitmer of supporting the movement to abolish ICE, a claim Whitmer disputed.
  • In 2019, she struggled with the Republican-controlled legislature to pass a budget and made several concessions.
  • In February 2020, Whitmer was selected to deliver the Democratic response to Donald Trump's 2020 State of the Union Address. 
  • Michigan is considered a swing state in the 2020 presidential election, and it was speculated that Democrats hoped selecting Whitmer would bolster their chance of winning the state. 
  • Whitmer issued a stay-at-home order in response to the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. After the order was extended and restrictions tightened in April, an eight-hour protest against the restrictions organized by the Michigan Conservative Coalition attracted between 3,000 and 4,000 protesters outside the Michigan State Capitol. 
  •  At the time of the protest over 1,900 people in Michigan had died after contracting the virus.

Record of Gretchen Whitmer

In 2011, Whitmer's Democratic colleagues unanimously chose her to be the Senate Democratic Leader, making her the first woman to lead a party caucus in the Senate.

Personal Life of Gretchen Whitmer

Gretchen Whitmer is a married woman of Divorced status. Her ex-husband is Gary Shrewsbury who was one of her best friends. From her ex-husband, Gretchen gave birth to two daughters whose name is Sydney and Sharry Shrewsbury. The marriage relationship with Gary Shrewsbury did not last long and the couple got divorced eventually. Then in 2011, She re-married to dentist Dr. Marc Mallory, who has three children from his previous marriage. Whitmer and Mallory live in Michigan Governor's Mansion with her two daughters and his three sons.  

Net worth of Gretchen Whitmer

As of 2020, The net worth of Gretchen Whitmer is estimated to be $500 thousand. It is reported that the Michigan governor's salary is currently $159,300 per year and currently, she holds the position of Michigan governor. It means that she earns the US $159,300 per year. She has accumulated most of the income from being serving as a successful American Politician. 

Body Measurement of Gretchen Whitmer

Gretchen Whitmer is a beautiful and bold looking woman with a slim body physique. She is one of the beautiful political personality. She has become 48 years as of now but still looks young and beautiful. She stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 64 Kg. Her body measurement is  35-25-37 inches. Her hair color is Dark Brown and eye colors are brown. Her shoe size is 8(US).