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Meet the candidates: Gretchen Whitmer

Gretchen Whitmer
Whitmer for Governor
Gretchen Whitmer is running to be the Democratic gubernatorial nominee.

Michiganders head to the polls on August 7, and Michigan Radio is here to help you decide how to cast your ballot. From now until Election Day, we'll be highlighting a different gubernatorial or attorney general candidate, including their past interviews with Michigan Radio.

Learn about today's candidate below, and find more candidates here.
Name: Gretchen Whitmer

Age: 46

Education: Michigan State University (BA, JD)

Running for: Democratic candidate for governor

Experience: Former two-term Michigan state representative for the 69th and 70th districts, former two-term state senator and Senate Minority Leader, and former Ingham County Prosecutor

Listen to Whitmer's interview with Stateside from July 24:

Or her interview with Stateside from April 12:

Listen to the full interview with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer.

Watch an interview with the Detroit Journalism Cooperative:


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Emma is a communications specialist with the digital team at Michigan Radio. She works across all departments at Michigan Radio, with a hand in everything from digital marketing and fundraising to graphic design and website maintenance. She also produces the station's daily newsletter, The Michigan Radio Beat.
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