Andy Dillon

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Andy Dillon
44th State Treasurer of Michigan
In office
January 1, 2011 – October 11, 2013
Governor Rick Snyder
Appointed by Governor of Michigan
Preceded by Robert J. Kleine
Succeeded by R. Kevin Clinton
70th Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives
In office
January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010
Governor Jennifer Granholm
Preceded by Craig DeRoche
Succeeded by Jase Bolger
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 17th district
In office
November 9, 2004 – December 31, 2010
Preceded by Daniel Paletko
Succeeded by Phil Cavanagh
Personal details
Born 1962
Political party Democratic
Residence Redford, Michigan

Andrew "Andy" Dillon is a Democratic Party politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. He was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican, to be the state's treasurer. Before serving in Cabinet, Dillon was speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives.

In the House, he represented a constituency in Wayne County that included Redford Township, the northern portion of Dearborn Heights, and the eastern portion of Livonia. He had served from 2007-2011.

Early life[edit]

Dillon graduated from Detroit Catholic Central High School in 1980, where he participated in the cross-country team. Dillon attended the Detroit College of Law and then transferred to, and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with degrees in accounting and law. Dillon ran a law practice in Wayne County before becoming president of DSC Ltd. in 1995. He also served as a District Court magistrate and an aide to former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey.

Political career[edit]

Dillon was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004 in a special election. He was re-elected in 2006, and his Democratic colleagues chose him to be the 70th Speaker of the Michigan House after securing majority from Republicans. He survived a recall election and was re-elected in 2008.

Gubernatorial race[edit]

On February 28, 2010, Dillon announced that he would run for governor of Michigan in 2010, a position being vacated by term-limited Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm.[1] He lost the Democratic nomination to Virgil Bernero.[2]

State Treasurer[edit]

Dillon was elected Michigan State Treasurer and took office in 2011. On October 11, 2013, Dillon resigned, citing his desire to protect his family from media attention and scrutiny related to his divorce proceedings.[3] He then became a temporary senior adviser to his successor, Kevin Clinton, and continued to receive the same salary had as treasurer, $174,204 annually.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2010/02/speaker_of_the_house_andy_dill.html
  2. ^ staff writers (August 4, 2010). "Bernero vs. Snyder". Detroit Free Press freep.com. Retrieved August 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ staff writers (October 11, 2013). "Michigan Treasurer Andy Dillon resigns". WOOD-TV 8 woodtv.com. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ Chad Livengood and Tony Briscoe (January 8, 2014). "Ex-treasurer Dillon still gets full pay after resigning state position". The Detroit News. Retrieved January 8, 2014. 
Preceded by
Craig M. DeRoche
Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives
2007-2010
Succeeded by
Jase Bolger
Preceded by
Robert J. Kleine
State Treasurer of Michigan
2011-2013
Succeeded by
Kevin Clinton