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Meet Garlin Gilchrist II - Gretchen Whitmer for GovernorSkip to content Stand with Michigan against hate. CONTRIBUTE TODAY! X Gretchen Whitmer for Governor About Issues News Media Store DONATE Meet Garlin Gilchrist II HOME ABOUT MEET GARLIN GILCHRIST II Dad Garlin and his wife Ellen are the proud parents of twins Garlin III and Emily Grace, who were born on Garlin’s birthday in 2013, and one-year-old Ruby. Garlin and Ellen are raising their family in his hometown of Detroit. Detroiter Garlin was born and spent the first part of his childhood in Detroit. When he was [DATE REMOVED] old, he started public speaking at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Detroit, before further honing his skills at the knee of Dr. Frederick G. Sampson at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church. He played basketball on every playground, and stretched his mind as a DAPCEP kid. Garlin’s parents are proud lifelong Detroiters. His mother worked at General Motors for [DATE REMOVED], and his dad worked in defense contract management for the Department of Defense for [DATE REMOVED]. His mother is the President of their neighborhood associations in Detroit and Farmington, and his dad was Vice President. At age eight, Garlin’s parents moved their family to Farmington—he is a proud product of Detroit and Farmington public schools. Tech Guru Garlin’s grandma made him the first kid on his block to have a computer when he was [DATE REMOVED] old. He started his first job fixing and building computers at age 16. With the first five computers he built, he set up a computer lab in his community’s recreation center to introduce people to technology. Garlin studied computer engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan, where he graduated with honors in 2005. After graduating, Garlin spent [DATE REMOVED] as a software engineer at Microsoft in Seattle, where he helped build SharePoint into the fastest growing product in the company’s history. As Lieutenant Governor, Garlin is helping to move Michigan’s state government into the 21st century. Organizer During his time in Seattle, Garlin served as Social Media Manager for the 2008 Obama campaign in Washington, where he helped launch a national text message program to recruit volunteers. Garlin served as the first Director of New Media at the Center for Community Change in Washington, D.C., and spent [DATE REMOVED] as National Campaign Director at MoveOn.org. He spearheaded equity and justice campaigns, including fighting to expand Medicaid in states with Republican governors, like Michigan. Problem Solver In 2014, Garlin and Ellen chose to move home to Detroit and raise their children as Michiganders. Garlin started working for the City of Detroit as the first ever Director of Innovation & Emerging Technology, where he opened up the city’s public data and information and solved problems for Detroiters. Garlin created an app for Detroiters to report problems they were facing every day, like broken fire hydrants, potholes, and broken street lights. Public Servant Garlin has dedicated his career to fixing problems for hardworking families. He’s ready to use his experience as an organizer and an innovator to get things done for Michiganders across the state.As lieutenant governor, Garlin immediately rolled up his sleeves and got to work bringing our state government into the 21st century. Meet Gretchen Meet Garlin Issues News Volunteer Events Media Store Donate JOIN GRETCHEN Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Medium P.O. Box 15282, Lansing MI 48901 PAID FOR BY GRETCHEN WHITMER FOR GOVERNOR, PO BOX 15282, LANSING, MI 48901
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Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Endorses Gretchen Whitmer for Governor - Gretchen Whitmer for GovernorSkip to content Stand with Michigan against hate. CONTRIBUTE TODAY! X Gretchen Whitmer for Governor About Issues News Media Store DONATE POSTED ON OCTOBER 23, 2018 BY ZACK POHL Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Endorses Gretchen Whitmer for Governor FLINT — Today Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the physician, scientist, and activist whose research exposed the Flint water crisis, announced her support for Gretchen Whitmer for governor. “I endorse Gretchen Whitmer, unequivocally and enthusiastically, as the best choice for kids come [DATE REMOVED],” said Dr. Mona. “She has the potential to be an effective leader on the issues Michiganders care about. She has spoken eloquently about the environmental injustice at the heart of the Flint water crisis. She is committed to replacing our lead service lines in Flint and across the state. She understands that PFAS is an imminent threat to our water supply. She has a plan to fight endemic poverty in our cities, especially the scourge of poverty devastating Michigan’s children.” Dr. Mona is the founder and director of the Pediatric Public Health Initiative, a model program to mitigate the impact of the Flint water crisis and ensure kids in Flint grow up healthy. Her work exposing the Flint water crisis awarded her the Freedom of Expression Courage Award by PEN America. In 2016, Dr. Mona was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. “I’m so proud to have Dr. Mona’s support because she’s dedicated her life to serving the people of Flint,” said Whitmer. “We’ve got to make sure kids in Flint and across the state have the support they need to live a healthy life so they can get ahead. That means ensuring they have nutrition, dental and medical services in school and access to quality, affordable health care. It means speeding up the replacement of lead pipes and restoring bottled water services to Flint residents. I’m ready to roll up my sleeves on day one and get to work making sure every community has clean, safe drinking water and every Michigander has a path to a high wage skill.” Whitmer has released a plan to clean up our drinking water by creating the Department of Great Lakes and Freshwater. Whitmer’s plan calls for expediting the replacement of lead pipes and cleaning up PFAS contamination sites across the state so every community has clean, safe drinking water. ### Share this post: Share Tweet Email Post navigation  Previous Post MI Nurses Association VP: “Bill Schuette is getting desperate” Next Post   Deputy Sheriffs Association of Michigan Endorses Whitmer for Governor Meet Gretchen Meet Garlin Issues News Volunteer Events Media Store Donate JOIN GRETCHEN Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Medium P.O. Box 15282, Lansing MI 48901 PAID FOR BY GRETCHEN WHITMER FOR GOVERNOR, PO BOX 15282, LANSING, MI 48901
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USA Today: For governors, the coronavirus is a test, from its deadly toll to dealing with Trump - Gretchen Whitmer for GovernorSkip to content Stand with Michigan against hate. CONTRIBUTE TODAY! X Gretchen Whitmer for Governor About Issues News Media Store DONATE POSTED ON APRIL 3, 2020 BY ZACK POHL USA Today: For governors, the coronavirus is a test, from its deadly toll to dealing with Trump For governors, too, the coronavirus has been a test. They find themselves rallying an anxious public, bidding against one another for scarce ventilators on the open market and sometimes scrapping with the president over what the federal government should and has delivered. More than any other elected official, governors have been making the on-the-ground decisions that will determine the lives and, in some cases, the deaths of Americans during this pandemic. They are responsible for deciding when stay-at-home orders are issued to slow the spread of COVID-19 and have scrambled to try to ensure adequate medical treatment is going to be available when it does spread.   Read the full article here. Share this post: Share Tweet Email Post navigation  Previous Post USA Today: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wears ‘That Woman from Michigan’ T-shirt on ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’ Next Post   Vogue: Why ‘That Woman From Michigan’ Should Be on Joe Biden’s Short List for V.P. Meet Gretchen Meet Garlin Issues News Volunteer Events Media Store Donate JOIN GRETCHEN Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Medium P.O. Box 15282, Lansing MI 48901 PAID FOR BY GRETCHEN WHITMER FOR GOVERNOR, PO BOX 15282, LANSING, MI 48901
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Whitmer Launches Campaign Ad to Fight Back Against Schuette and DeVos Education Cuts - Gretchen Whitmer for GovernorSkip to content Stand with Michigan against hate. CONTRIBUTE TODAY! X Gretchen Whitmer for Governor About Issues News Media Store DONATE POSTED ON OCTOBER 11, 2018 BY ADAM FOX-LONG Whitmer Launches Campaign Ad to Fight Back Against Schuette and DeVos Education Cuts DETROIT — Today the Whitmer for Governor Campaign launched a new campaign ad ahead of the general election. The 30-second ad, titled “First Day,” focuses on Whitmer’s record of fighting for public education. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE AD AD SCRIPT: Every year we take a “first day of school” picture. I love them. And every [DATE REMOVED] it’s still a scramble getting my girls out the door to high school. As Senate Democratic Leader, I fought to raise teacher pay, cut class sizes, and invest in public schools. But not Bill Schuette. He voted to cut $500 million from education and support Betsy Devos’s plans to send taxpayer dollars to private schools. Bill Schuette doesn’t get it. But I do. It all starts with good schools. The commercial will begin airing on broadcast and cable TV stations across Michigan starting today. ### Share this post: Share Tweet Email Post navigation  Previous Post New Group of ‘Veterans for Whitmer’ Forms to Help Elect Gretchen Whitmer as Michigan’s Next Governor Next Post   Sen. Bernie Sanders Endorses Whitmer for Governor Meet Gretchen Meet Garlin Issues News Volunteer Events Media Store Donate JOIN GRETCHEN Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Medium P.O. Box 15282, Lansing MI 48901 PAID FOR BY GRETCHEN WHITMER FOR GOVERNOR, PO BOX 15282, LANSING, MI 48901
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