Deborah Cherry

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Deborah Cherry
Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 26th district
In office
January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2010
Preceded by Valde Garcia
Succeeded by David B. Robertson
Personal details
Born (1954-08-19) August 19, 1954 (age 62)
Dowagiac, Michigan
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) single
Alma mater Oakland University
University of Michigan–Flint
Profession Politician
Religion Episcopalian
Website Senator Deb Cherry

Deb Cherry is a former Democratic member of the Michigan Senate, representing the 26th District until she was elected Genesee County treasurer in 2010. Her district included parts of Genesee and Oakland counties. Previously she was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 1995 to 2000.[1][2] Her brother John D. Cherry was the Lieutenant Governor of Michigan. There is speculation that she may run for congress in 2012.[3]


Cherry received a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and earned a Master of Public Administration from University of Michigan-Flint.

Political career[edit]

Cherry's interest in politics began in high school when she joined a non-partisan student group. Since that time she has been active in politics as a volunteer, manager of campaigns, as a candidate, and as an elected official. Before being elected into the legislature, Cherry worked with the Valley Area Agency on Aging where she managed grants and worked to find funding for various agency services. She also served on the Genesee County Commission for six years, where she represented the 3rd District, and was Commission Chair for 3 years. Cherry is currently Chairman of the Greater Flint Health Coalition, a member of the Michigan Fitness foundation, the Michigan Prospect and IMA Board, as well as is an honorary member of the Genessee County Board.[4]


  1. ^ Michigan Legislative Service Bureau (2006). Michigan Manual 2005-2006. Lansing, MI: Legislative Council, State of Michigan. p. 129. ISBN 1-878210-06-8. Retrieved 2007-06-29. 
  2. ^ Michigan Senate Democrats (2007). "Michigan Senate Democrats: About Deborah Cherry". Archived from the original on 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2007-06-29. 
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