Derek Bailey

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Derek Bailey
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Michigan, District 1
High schoolTC St. Francis High School
Bachelor'sGrand Valley State University (1995)
Master'sGrand Valley State University (1998)
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Derek Bailey is Chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and was a 2012 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Michigan.



  • 1998: Master of Social Work – Grand Valley State University
  • 1995: Bachelor of Science – Grand Valley State University
  • Graduate – TC St. Francis High School


  • Tribal Chairman – Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians 12/08 till present
  • Tribal Councilor – Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
  • Director of Substance Abuse – Saginaw Chippewa Indian TribeBehavioral Health Department Manager – Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
  • Substance Abuse Counselor – Kent County Correctional Facility
  • Family / Group Therapist – Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services



See also: Michigan's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Bailey ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Michigan's 1st District. Bailey withdrew from the race in late April to run for a seat in the Michigan legislature. [2]


Bailey has been targeted for defeat in the upcoming 2012 elections by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.[3]

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