U. S. Senate
Gary Peters (D)
In the U.S. Senate, Gary has worked consistently with members of both political parties to find commonsense, bipartisan solutions for Michigan. He has championed legislation that’s been signed into law under both President Obama and President Trump.
Whether it’s protecting Michigan’s environment and the Great Lakes for future generations – securing both our Southern and Northern borders – ensuring our nation’s heroes have the support they need to overcome the invisible wounds of war – or expanding apprenticeships and skills trainings to fill good-paying jobs – Gary has gotten results on issues important to Michiganders.
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Born into a conservative family, Linda credits nightly discussions around the dinner table with instilling some of her first values about fairness and fighting for what you believe in.
“My parents didn’t believe girls should participate in sports, but I pushed back, and I got my chances at running football plays in the yard or covering first base. At dinner, we’d talk about the importance of playing by the rules, because that’s how you keep everyone safe and the game fair.”
Linda was the only woman in her top-rated college finance program, and the dismissiveness and taunts she received only increased her determination to forge her own path as a research analyst and trader.
“It prepared me for Wall Street. There weren’t many women there either, but I held my own. By the time I came into work at 7 am, I had read the day’s New York Times and Wall Street Journal cover-to-cover. In our world, anything that was going on could affect prices and stocks.”
A third generation Yooper, Dana has spent his life surrounded by the values and culture of the 1st District. He grew up in Negaunee, a small mining town outside of Marquette, the only son with four sisters.
Following high school, Dana became a father to his oldest son, he enrolled at Northern Michigan University and started work as a union laborer at his dad's construction company in Marquette. After receiving his bachelor's in Economics there was a long search for work related to his field, but couldn't find a good-paying job in the area and continued working in the construction field. In 2009, his dad's construction company closed its doors due to the recession and he was once again in search of work.
Over the next few years, Dana began working as a carpenter and decided to continue his studies, going back to NMU where he received his Master's in Public Administration. The real education, though, was living through the struggles of being a working-class father doing his best to help raise his family in the place he calls home. After receiving his MPA, he continued work as a carpenter, eventually joining the Carpenters Union Local 1510 before deciding to help out his family's small business in Ishpeming.