Aug. 27, 2014
Running for (announced May 1, 2013)

Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.)

  • District: 14th District, Part of Detroit and northwestern suburbs
  • Residence: Bloomfield Township
  • Born: December 1, 1958; Pontiac, Mich.
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Family: Wife, Colleen Ochoa Peters; three children
  • Education: Alma College, B.A. 1980 (political science); U. of Detroit, M.B.A. 1984; Wayne State U., J.D. 1989; Michigan State U., M.A. 2007 (philosophy)
  • Military Service: Naval Reserve 1993-00; Navy Reserve 2001-05
  • Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for Mich. Senate, 1990; Rochester Hills City Council, 1991-93; Mich. Senate, 1995-2002; Democratic nominee for Mich. attorney general, 2002; Mich. Lottery Bureau commissioner, 2003-07; U.S. House, 2009-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2008 (3rd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Monetary Policy & Trade)
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State Information: 14th District, Part of Detroit and northwestern suburbs

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (MI-14 representative) Gary Peters (D) 270,450 82.3%
John Hauler (R) 51,395 15.6%
Leonard Schwartz (LIBERT) 3,968 1.2%
Douglas Campbell (GREEN) 2,979 0.9%
2010 general (MI-09 representative) Gary Peters (D) 125,730 49.8%
Rocky Raczkowski (R) 119,325 47.2%
Adam Goodman (LIBERT) 2,601 1%
Douglas Campbell (GREEN) 2,484 1%
Bob Gray (NPA) 1,866 0.7%
Matthew Kuofie (NPA) 644 0.2%
2008 general (MI-09 representative) Gary Peters (D) 183,311 52.1%
Joe Knollenberg (R) 150,035 42.6%
Jack Kevorkian (X) 8,987 2.6%
Adam Goodman (LIBERT) 4,893 1.4%
Douglas Campbell (GREEN) 4,737 1.3%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 81% Mitt Romney: 19%
2008 Barack Obama: 82% John McCain: 17%