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Gary Charles Peters

Gary Charles Peters, United States Representative from Michigan. Bar: Michigan 1990. Decorated Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service medal.


  • Peters, Gary Charles was born on December 1, 1958 in Pontiac, Michigan, United States. Son of Herbert Garrett and Madeleine (Vignier) Peters.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Alma College, 1980. Master of Business Administration, University Detroit, 1984. Juris Doctor, Wayne State University, 1989.

      Master of Arts in Philosophy, Michigan State University, East Lansing.


    • Financial Consultant, resident manager, assistant vice president Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., Rochester, Michigan, 1980-1989. Vice president, branch manager Paine Webber, Inc. Member Michigan State Senate from District 14, Lansing, 1994—2002.

      Commissioner Michigan State Lottery. Griffin chair, American government Central Michigan University. Member United States Congress from 9th Michigan District, since 2009.

      Securities arbitrator, mediator National Association Securities Dealers, New York Stock Exchange, American Arbitration Association. Adjunct professor Oakland University, Rochester, 1991-1993, instructor Wayne State University, 1992-1994. Vice chair Michigan Senate Democratic Whip finance committee.

      Member education committee, judiciary committee, families, mental health and human services committee, economic development & economic trade committee, law revision committee Michigan Sentencing Commission.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Michigan 1990.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Councilman City of Rochester Hills, 1992-1994, member zoning board appeals and Paint Creek Trailways Commission, 1992-1994. Officer-at-large Michigan Democratic Party, 1996. Officer United States Naval Reserve, since 1993.

    Member Michigan State Bar Association, Sierra Club, Phi Beta Kappa.



    Hiking, motorcycling, world travel, soaring, scuba diving.


    • Married Colleen Ochoa. Children: Gary Junior, Madeleine, Alana.
    • father: Herbert Garrett Peters
    • mother: Madeleine (Vignier) Peters
    • spouse: Colleen Ochoa
    • children: Gary Junior Peters
    • Madeleine Peters
    • Alana Peters
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    Born December 1, 1958
    (age 58)
    • 1980
      Alma College
    • 1984
      University Detroit
    • 1989
      Wayne State University
    • 1980 - 1989
      Finance consultant, vice president Merrill Lynch
      Pierce, Nebraska, United States
    • 1980 - 1989
      resident, vice president Merrill Lynch
      Pierce, Nebraska, United States
    • 1980 - 1989
      assistant, vice president Merrill Lynch
      Pierce, Nebraska, United States
    • 1994 - 2002
      member, Michigan State Senate from District 14
      Lansing, Michigan, United States
    • 2009
      member, United States Congress from 9th Michigan District
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