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Debbie Stabenow
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United States Senator
from Michigan
Assumed office
January 3, 2001
Serving with Gary Peters
Preceded by Spencer Abraham
Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Preceded by Blanche Lincoln
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2001
Preceded by Dick Chrysler
Succeeded by Mike Rogers
Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 24th district
In office
Preceded by Bill Sederberg
Succeeded by Joe Schwarz
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 58th district
In office
Succeeded by Dianne Byrum
Member of the Ingham County Board of Commissioners
In office
Personal details
Deborah Ann Greer

April 29, 1950 (1950-04-29) (age 69)
Gladwin, Michigan
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Dennis Stabenow (until 1990)
Tom Athans (2003-2010)
Children Michelle Stabenow
Todd Stabenow
Gina Athans (stepdaughter)
Residence Lansing, Michigan
Alma mater Michigan State University (B.A., M.S.W.)
Profession Social worker

Deborah Ann Greer "Debbie" Stabenow (born April 29, 1950) is a United States Senator from Michigan. She become a member of the Senate in 2001. Before that, she was a member of the United States House of Representatives.


Stabenow was born in Gladwin, Michigan. She went to high school in Clare, Michigan. She earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Michigan State University. After college she had some jobs in state government and was also a social worker. She became a member of the US House of Representatives in 1997, and she became a member of the US Senate in 2001.

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