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Whitmer Campaign Raises Record-Breaking $8 Million in 2018 - 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 26, 2018 BY ADAM FOX-LONG Whitmer Campaign Raises Record-Breaking $8 Million in 2018 Campaign builds grassroots army with over 60 thousand donations, 85 percent $100 or less DETROIT – Today the Whitmer for Governor campaign will report it raised over $8 million in 2018, with 85 percent of the campaign’s donations $100 or less. The campaign will report 62,298 contributions for the cycle, with 43,072 contributions from Michiganders. The campaign raised more than $4 million in the most recent period that ended on [DATE REMOVED], and will report $959,242 cash on hand. “Gretchen Whitmer has all of the momentum in this race,” said Whitmer for Governor Press Secretary Nicole Simmons. “She has raised a record-breaking amount in her run for governor because she’s gotten into all 83 counties and talked to real Michiganders about what they want her next governor to focus on. She’s running a real grassroots campaign with an overwhelming majority of donations coming from inside Michigan and under $100. Gretchen is ready to keep her foot on the gas and continue getting Michiganders excited about finally electing a governor who will work with everyone to solve the problems they face every day.” Since entering the race for governor, Gretchen Whitmer’s campaign has raised more than $12 million for the cycle, more than any non-incumbent Democratic candidate for governor in Michigan history. Whitmer is continuing to build momentum in the race. [DATE REMOVED], the campaign announced the group ‘Republicans and Independents for Whitmer,’ which included the former Chair of the Michigan Republican Party, Mel Larsen, former U.S. Rep. Joe Schwarz (R-Battle Creek), and a number of former Snyder, Engler and Milliken cabinet officials. Whitmer has also been endorsed by the Detroit Regional Chamber and has been endorsed by more law enforcement organizations than Bill Schuette, the sitting Attorney General. Whitmer has released plans to fight urban poverty, protect women’s health and reproductive rights, clean up Michigan’s drinking water, improve education and skills training, create more good-paying jobs, fix Michigan’s infrastructure and make state government more open, transparent and accountable. ### Share this post: Share Tweet Email Post navigation  Previous Post Whitmer Launches Campaign Ad Focused on Getting Things Done for Michiganders Next Post   Former President Barack Obama Urges Michigan Voters to Support Gretchen Whitmer in New Radio Ad 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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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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Zack Pohl, Author at Gretchen Whitmer for GovernorSkip to content Stand with Michigan against hate. CONTRIBUTE TODAY! X Gretchen Whitmer for Governor About Issues News Media Store DONATE Author: Zack Pohl Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl 9&10 News: AG Nessel, Gov. Whitmer Sue Betsy DeVos Over Education Funding The state of Michigan is leading a coalition of states in a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and, specifically, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The state says DeVos is intentionally misreading the CARES Act and falsely directing relief money to rich private schools. The CARES Act says how the money should be allocated between […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl NY Times: A Governor on Her Own, With Everything at Stake From her living room, Gretchen Whitmer has led Michigan through a pandemic, an economic meltdown and even a dam collapse — all at a time when government itself seems broken.   Read the full article here. READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl Detroit Free Press: Group with GOP ties launching petition to repeal Whitmer’s emergency powers LANSING — A group with ties to the Michigan Republican Party is launching a petition drive to repeal the emergency powers Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is using to address the coronavirus pandemic. Unlock Michigan has submitted petition language for consideration by the Board of State Canvassers. The move comes as Michigan has seen a significant drop in COVID-19 […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl NY Times: Gretchen Whitmer: The Coronavirus Is a Civil Rights Battle, Too George Floyd’s death and the pandemic both reveal American infections. Why is the federal government undermining my fight against them?   Read the full article here. READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl Mlive: ‘Things feel so dark,’ Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says on riots, coronavirus and Midland flooding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer provided blunt statements on how Michigan in 2020 has faced crisis after crisis, saying it is “hard to believe on a beautiful [DATE REMOVED] that things feel so dark.” She traded statements with Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist in a social media post about how the state has dealt with the COVID-19 outbreak, the Midland dam […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl The Guardian: ‘Big Gretch’: how the pandemic pushed Michigan’s governor into the spotlight [DATE REMOVED], Detroit local media reported on assassination threats made by members of rightwing Facebook groups against Michigan’s governor, Gretchen Whitmer. That [DATE REMOVED], Whitmer addressed the tense situation by taking aim at largely silent Republicans in the legislature. “This could be avoided if Republican leadership in the legislature would step up and denounce that kind of […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl Wall Street Journal: Coronavirus Helps Turn Michigan Into 2020 Election’s Ground Zero The country has 50 states, obviously, but only about a dozen are really competitive when it comes to a presidential election. An even smaller subset, perhaps just half a dozen, will form the true electoral battleground for 2020. And in recent days, one state out of that select group has seemed to emerge as ground […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl NBC News: Michigan Gov. Whitmer wants to ban guns from Capitol after armed anti-lockdown protests Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to bar weapons from being taken into the state Capitol after anti-lockdown protesters showed up with firearms, she told NBC News in a wide-ranging interview. Whitmer’s comments came after gun-toting militia protesters joined a larger group demanding that she reopen parts of the state’s economy in a demonstration [DATE REMOVED]. The […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl Detroit Free Press: Gov. Whitmer sends Bell’s beer care package to ‘SNL’ star Cecily Strong Well, one thing’s for certain: Cecily Strong won’t hold the wrong beer ever again when portraying Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. You may recall [DATE REMOVED] Strong played the role of the Michigan governor during a “[DATE REMOVED] Live” sketch that didn’t make the live airing but was posted online after. The State of Michigan took notice — and so did […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email Posted on [DATE REMOVED] by Zack Pohl Washington Post: After [DATE REMOVED] of armed protesters and a GOP lawsuit threat, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extends state of emergency Confronted with armed protesters at the state capitol and a lawsuit threat from GOP lawmakers over her executive orders, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) was unmoved, deciding to extend Michigan’s state-of-emergency declaration against the legislature’s wishes and without its approval. Whitmer’s executive actions [DATE REMOVED] which extend various business closures and the emergency declaration to [DATE REMOVED], […] READ MORE Share Tweet Email 1 2 3 4 NEXT » 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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