Introduction: Debbie Stabenow is the senior United States Senator from Michigan and a member of the Democratic Party. She served the Michigan House of Representatives for twelve years (1979-90) and to the State Senate for four years (1991-94).
Birth and family status of Debbie Stabenow: She was born on April 29, 1950 in Gladwin and raised in Clare. She is the daughter of Anna Merle (née Hallmark) and Robert Lee Greer. At present, her home is in Lansing and has two grown children, Todd and Michelle; a daughter-in-law, Sara; a son-in-law, Scott; and four beautiful grandchildren.
School and college life of Debbie Stabenow: She graduated at the top of her class from Clare High School and went on to receive her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Michigan State University.
Work experience of Debbie Stabenow: At present, she works as a lifelong Methodist and a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
Political career of Debbie Stabenow: She was elected to the Ingham County Board of Commissioners when she was 24 years old, and in just two years, was elected Chair of the Board. She was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives where she served for twelve years (1979-90) and to the State Senate where she served for four years (1991-94).
Achievement of Debbie Stabenow: In 2014 she successfully passed legislation that included language based on her Excellence in Mental Health Act. Senator Stabenow was honored with an awards from the Sandy Hook Promise and Green Door, an organization that promotes independence for people with mental illness. She has also been recognized for her success making prescription drugs more affordable.
Committee Debbie Stabenow is assigned to: Today, in addition to serving as Michigan’s senior U.S. Senator, Debbie Stabenow is a member of the Senate leadership. She has worked as a member of the Senate Energy, Finance, and Budget Committees. She has also been working as a member of Grace United Methodist Church.