Gary Peters, a Senator and a Representative from Michigan; born in Pontiac, Oakland County, Mich., December 1, 1958; B.A., Alma College, Alma, Mich., 1980; M.B.A., Finance, University of Detroit, Detroit, Mich., 1984; J.D., Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich., 1989; M.A., Philosophy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., 2007; United States Navy Reserve, 1993-2000, 2001-2005; assistant vice president, Merrill Lynch, 1980-1989; vice president, UBS/Paine Webber, 1989-2003; Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority; instructor, Oakland University, Rochester, Mich., and Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.; Professor, Central Michigan University; member, Rochester Hills, Mich., city council, 1991-1993; member of the Michigan state senate, 1995-2002; unsuccessful candidate for Michigan state attorney general in 2002; chief administrative officer for the Bureau of investments, state of Michigan, 2003; lottery commissioner, state of Michigan, 2003-2007; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Eleventh and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2009-January 3, 2015); was not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives but was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 2014 for the term ending January 3, 2021.
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