Gary Peters

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Gary Peters
Gary Peters 2008.jpg
Junior U.S. Senator from Michigan
From: January 3, 2015 – present
Predecessor Carl Levin
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Former U.S. Representative from Michigan's 14th District
From: January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015
Predecessor John Conyers
Successor Brenda Lawrence
Former U.S. Representative from Michigan's 9th District
From: January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2013
Predecessor Joe Knollenberg
Successor Andy Levin
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Colleen Ochoa
Religion Episcopalian
Military Service
Service/branch United States Navy
Service Years 1993 - 2000,
2001 - 2008
Rank Lieutenant Commander
Battles/wars Operation Southern Watch
War on Terror

Gary Charles Peters (born December 1, 1958 (age 61)) is the junior senator from Michigan. He is a member of the Democratic Party and was elected in November 2014 to the United States Senate, having previously served as a U.S. representative from the state's 14th congressional district.

Military service

Peters at age 34 volunteered for the U.S. Navy Reserve and served for over ten years at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base.[1]

U.S. Senate

Peters serves on the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; the Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship; and the Joint Economic Committee.

In late February 2020, Peters and other Senate Democrats have attempted to block a GOP probe that would investigate Hunter Biden despite the latter's corrupt ties to Burisma Holdings.[2]

Political views

While ranked by some as a moderate Democrat,[3] Peters is a liberal who supports unrestricted abortion, stimulus spending, and raising the minimum wage.[4]


Despite being a gun owner,[5] Peters leans towards the gun-grabbing left and supports universal background checks in addition to joining the Chris Murphy gun control filibuster.[6]


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