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Gretchen Whitmer
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49th Governor of Michigan
Assumed office
January 1, 2019
Lieutenant Garlin Gilchrist
Preceded by Rick Snyder
Prosecutor of Ingham County
In office
July 2, 2016 – December 31, 2016
Preceded by Stuart Dunnings III
Succeeded by Carol Siemon
Minority Leader of the Michigan Senate
In office
January 12, 2011 – January 1, 2015
Deputy Steve Bieda
Preceded by Mike Prusi
Succeeded by Jim Ananich
Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 23rd district
In office
March 21, 2006 – January 1, 2015
Preceded by Virg Bernero
Succeeded by Curtis Hertel Jr.
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
In office
January 1, 2001 – March 16, 2006
Preceded by Laura Baird
Succeeded by Mark Meadows
Constituency 70th district (2001–2003)
69th district (2003–2006)
Personal details
Gretchen Esther Whitmer

August 23, 1971 (1971-08-23) (age 48)
Lansing, Michigan, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Gary Shrewsbury (divorced)
Marc Mallory (m. 2011)
Children 2 (3 stepchildren)
Education Michigan State University (BA, JD)
Website Government website

Gretchen Esther Whitmer (born August 23, 1971) is an American politician who is the 49th and current Governor of Michigan. She won the 2018 gubernatorial election.

Whitmer is a former Democratic member of the Michigan Senate and Senate Democratic Leader. Whitmer was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 2000 to 2006.

On January 3, 2017, Whitmer announced her plans to run for governor, making her among the first to announce. On August 7, 2018, she became the Democratic nominee in the 2018 gubernatorial election. She won the general election on November 6, 2018.

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