Debbie Stabenow

American politician (born 1950)

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.[1]

Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator
from Michigan
Assumed office
January 3, 2001
Serving with Gary Peters
Preceded bySpencer Abraham
Chair of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
LeaderChuck Schumer
Preceded byChuck Schumer
Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded byThad Cochran
Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2015
Preceded byBlanche Lincoln
Succeeded byPat Roberts
Secretary of the Senate Democratic Conference
In office
January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2007
LeaderHarry Reid
Preceded byBarbara Mikulski
Succeeded byPatty Murray
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byDick Chrysler
Succeeded byMike Rogers
Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 24th district
In office
January 12, 1991 – January 14, 1994
Preceded byWilliam A. Sederburg
Succeeded byJoe Schwarz
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 58th district
In office
January 6, 1979 – January 12, 1991
Preceded byThomas Holcomb
Succeeded byDianne Byrum
Personal details
Deborah Ann Greer

(1950-04-29) April 29, 1950 (age 74)
Gladwin, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Dennis Stabenow (before 1990)
Tom Athans
(m. 2003; div. 2010)
1 stepchild
EducationMichigan State University (BA, MSW)
WebsiteSenate website

Biography change

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.[1]

In 1994, she ran for Governor of Michigan, but lost in the primary. She soon became the Lieutenant Governor candidate only to lose in the general election.

In January 2023, Stabenow announced her retirement, saying that she would not run for re-election to the Senate in the 2024 election.[2]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Members of Congress / Debbie Stabenow". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on October 8, 2011. Retrieved May 21, 2010.
  2. Burke, Melissa Nann (January 5, 2023). "Michigan's U.S. Sen. Stabenow won't seek reelection in 2024". Detroit News. Retrieved January 5, 2023.

Other websites change