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|Name = Gretchen Driskell
 
|Name = Gretchen Driskell
 
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|Position = Michigan House of Representatives District 52
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|Position = Michigan House of Representatives, District 52
|Status = Representative
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|Status = Incumbent
|Tenure = January 1, 2013 - Present
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|Tenure = January 1, 2013 - present
 
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 1, 2015]]
 
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|Campaign website = http://votegretchen.com
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Gretchen Driskell''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 52 since January 1, 2013.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Gretchen Driskell''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]], representing District 52.  She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  
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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Driskell served seven terms as the mayor of Saline; she was the first woman and the longest to serve in that position.   
  
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Driskell earned her B.S. in Accounting from Lynchburg College and her M.B.A. in Finance from the George Washington University. Her professional experience includes working as a Realtor.<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 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."<ref>[http://votegretchen.com/?page_id=377 ''Friends of Gretchen Driskell'', "Why I'm Running...", retrieved August 7, 2012.]</ref>
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"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."<ref name="fb" />
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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."<ref>[http://votegretchen.com/?page_id=377 ''Friends of Gretchen Driskell'', "Why I'm Running...", retrieved August 7, 2012.]</ref>
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Driskell's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref name="fb" />
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"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."
  
 
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Driskell has been a resident of Saline since 1988. She is a single mother of three.<ref name="about" />
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*[http://052.housedems.com/ Rep. Driskell's website]
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Revision as of 17:40, 27 August 2013

Gretchen Driskell
Gretchen Driskell.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives, District 52
Incumbent
In office
January 1, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Education
Bachelor'sLynchburg College
Master'sGeorge Washington University
Personal
BirthdayOctober 1, 1958
ProfessionCommercial real estate agent
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Gretchen Driskell is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 52. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Driskell served seven terms as the mayor of Saline; she was the first woman and the longest to serve in that position.

Biography

Driskell earned her B.S. in Accounting from Lynchburg College and her M.B.A. in Finance from the George Washington University. Her professional experience includes working as a Realtor.[1][2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Driskell served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Commerce
Transportation and Infrastructure

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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."[3]

Driskell's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1] "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

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]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 52, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGretchen Driskell 53% 26,647
     Republican Mark Ouimet Incumbent 47% 23,610
Total Votes 50,257

Campaign donors

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.[5]

Gretchen Driskell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Michigan State House, District 52 Won $661,609
Grand Total Raised $661,609

2012

Driskell 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

Personal

Driskell has three children.[2]

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Preceded by
Mark Ouimet (R)
Michigan House of Representatives District 52
2013–present
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