Gary Peters

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Gary Peters
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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 Congressional District
From: January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2015
Predecessor John Conyers
Successor Brenda Lawrence
Former U.S. Representative from Michigan's 9th Congressional 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 65)) 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. Peters is a Trump-Russia hoaxer.

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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