|Running for U.S. House, Michigan, District 7|
|General election||November 8, 2016|
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 52|
|January 1, 2013 - present|
|December 31, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Per diem||$10,800 yearly expense allowance|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||3 terms|
|Master's||George Washington University|
|Date of birth||October 1, 1958|
|Profession||Commercial real estate agent|
Driskell served seven terms as the mayor of Saline; she was the first woman and the longest to serve in that position.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Driskell served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Communications and Technology|
|• Elections, Minority Vice Chair|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Driskell served on the following committees:
|Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Transportation and Infrastructure|
Driskell noted of Saline: "The tools we use to attract talent are a shared investment in an excellent school system, good infrastructure, collaborative government, and continually building a strong sense of place."
Driskell's website highlighted the following campaign themes: "I am running for State Representative because I believe the people in our communities have not been adequately represented. Lansing has cut education funding, community development programs, and put business before people. I believe a more educated population will give us a greater competitive edge in the global market, and the tax shift we've seen that favors corporations and forces cuts to education budgets is not helping. There needs to be a better balance when creating a competitive business climate, which can be implemented without devaluing local assets like education, environment and quality of life. If we are to be globally competitive in this 21st century economy we need to be investing in the people and places that create successful communities."
Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Incumbent Gretchen Driskell was unopposed in the Democratic primary. John Hochstetler was unopposed in the Republican primary. Driskell defeated Hochstetler in the general election.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 52 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Gretchen Driskell Incumbent||56.2%||20,849|
Driskell won election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 52. She ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated incumbent Mark Ouimet (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 52, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mark Ouimet Incumbent||47%||23,610|
Comprehensive donor information for Driskell is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Driskell raised a total of $661,609 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 10, 2013.
|Gretchen Driskell's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Michigan State House, District 52||$661,609|
|Grand Total Raised||$661,609|
2012Driskell won election to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Driskell raised a total of $661,609.
|Michigan House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Gretchen Driskell's campaign in 2012|
|Michigan House Democratic Fund||$460,983|
|Operating Engineers Local 324||$5,000|
|James Townsend Leadership Fund||$5,000|
|Michigan Trial Lawyers Association||$5,000|
|International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$661,609|
|Source: Follow the Money|
Driskell has three children.
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- MLive.com, "Democratic state Rep. Gretchen Driskell announces bid for 7th Congressional seat in 2016," February 9, 2015
- Gretchen Driskell for State Representative, Campaign Facebook page, accessed August 7, 2012
- Friends of Gretchen Driskell, "About Me," accessed August 7, 2012
- Friends of Gretchen Driskell, "Why I'm Running...," accessed August 7, 2012
- Michigan Secretary of State, "Representative in State Legislature," accessed August 6, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "Representative in State Legislature," accessed December 5, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "2014 Official Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," accessed May 27, 2014
- Michigan Secretary of State, "2014 Official Michigan General Candidate Listing," accessed September 8, 2014
- Michigan Department of State, "2012 Official Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," accessed June 6, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Driskell, Gretchen," accessed June 10, 2013
Mark Ouimet (R)
|Michigan House of Representatives District 52
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