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Gary Peters
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United States Senator
from Michigan
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Serving with Debbie Stabenow
Preceded by Carl Levin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 14th district
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015
Preceded by John Conyers
Succeeded by Brenda Lawrence
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 9th district
In office
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2013
Preceded by Joe Knollenberg
Succeeded by Sander Levin
Commissioner of the Michigan Lottery
In office
April 9, 2003 – August 7, 2007
Governor Jennifer Granholm
Preceded by Jim Kipp
Succeeded by Scott Bowen
Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 14th district
In office
January 3, 1995 – December 31, 2002
Preceded by Jon Cisky
Succeeded by Gilda Jacobs
Personal details
Born December 1, 1958 (1958-12-01) (age 61)
Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Colleen Ochoa
Children 3
Education Alma College (BA)
University of Detroit (MBA)
Wayne State University (JD)
Michigan State University (MA)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Navy
Years of service 1993–2000
2001–2005
Rank US-O4 insignia.svg Lieutenant Commander
Unit Supply Officer
United States Navy Reserve
Awards Achievement Medal
MOVS Medal

Gary Charles Peters (born December 1, 1958) is an American politician who is the junior United States Senator from Michigan. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the U.S. Representative for MI's 14th congressional district from 2013 until his election to the Senate.

He previously represented MI's 9th congressional district from 2009 to 2013. Following the redrawing of congressional district boundaries after the 2010 United States Census, Peters defeated fellow Congressman Hansen Clarke in the Democratic primary and won re-election in the newly redrawn 14th District.

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