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}}{{tnr}}'''Gretchen Driskell'''  is a [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012]] [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012#District 52|District 52]] of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Gretchen Driskell'''  is a [[Democratic]] representative-elect of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]].
  
 
Driskell is the seven-term mayor of Saline, the first woman and the longest to serve in that position.  She is a Realtor by trade.  She received her B.S. in Accounting from Lynchburg College, and her M.B.A. in Finance from the George Washington University.<ref name="fb">[http://www.facebook.com/DriskellForStateRep/info ''Gretchen Driskell for State Representative'', Campaign Facebook page, retrieved August 7, 2012.]</ref><ref name="about">[http://votegretchen.com/?page_id=12 ''Friends of Gretchen Driskell,'' "About Me," retrieved August 7, 2012.]</ref>
 
Driskell is the seven-term mayor of Saline, the first woman and the longest to serve in that position.  She is a Realtor by trade.  She received her B.S. in Accounting from Lynchburg College, and her M.B.A. in Finance from the George Washington University.<ref name="fb">[http://www.facebook.com/DriskellForStateRep/info ''Gretchen Driskell for State Representative'', Campaign Facebook page, retrieved August 7, 2012.]</ref><ref name="about">[http://votegretchen.com/?page_id=12 ''Friends of Gretchen Driskell,'' "About Me," retrieved August 7, 2012.]</ref>
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Driskell is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 52. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 7. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. <ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'' "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 6, 2012]</ref>
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Driskell won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|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. <ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'' "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 6, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==

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Gretchen Driskell
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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives District 52
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sLynchburg College
Master'sGeorge Washington University
Personal
BirthdayOctober 1, 1958
ProfessionCommercial real estate agent
Websites
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Gretchen Driskell is a Democratic representative-elect of the Michigan House of Representatives.

Driskell is the seven-term mayor of Saline, the first woman and the longest to serve in that position. She is a Realtor by trade. She received her B.S. in Accounting from Lynchburg College, and her M.B.A. in Finance from the George Washington University.[1][2]

Issues

Campaign themes

Driskell notes 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."[3]

From her Facebook page: "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."[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

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. [4]

Personal

Driskell has been a resident of Saline since 1988. She is a single mother of three.[2]

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