Dick Chrysler

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Richard "Dick" Chrysler
Dick Chrysler.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1997
Preceded byBob Carr
Succeeded byDebbie Stabenow
Personal details
Born (1942-04-29) April 29, 1942 (age 76)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Katie Tate

Richard "Dick" Chrysler (born April 29, 1942) is a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Chrysler was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and graduated from Brighton High School in Brighton, Michigan. He became vice-president of Hurst Performance and the founder and president of Cars and Concepts (which bought out Hurst), and RCI.

In 1986, he campaigned for governor of Michigan as a Republican, but lost a hard fought primary to Wayne County Executive, William Lucas.

Chrysler lost in his first campaign for the United States House of Representatives in 1992 to Bob Carr. He was elected in 1994 as a Republican from Michigan's 8th congressional district to the 104th Congress, serving from January 3, 1995 to January 3, 1997. While in Congress, he worked on the issue of changing the income tax to a flat tax, but was unsuccessful. He was defeated by Democrat Debbie Stabenow in the 1996 election for the 105th Congress.

Electoral history[edit]

  • 1996 Race for U.S. House of Representatives - 8th District
    • Debbie Stabenow (D), 53.76%
    • Dick Chrysler (R) (inc.), 44.14%
    • Doug MacDonald (L), 1.45%
    • Patricia R. Allen (NL), 0.64%
  • 1994 Race for U.S. House of Representatives - 8th District
    • Dick Chrysler (R), 51.61%
    • Bob Mitchell (D), 44.89%
    • Gerald R. Turcotte, Jr. (L), 2.05%
    • Susan Ilene McPeak (NL), 1.45%
  • 1992 Race for U.S. House of Representatives - 8th District
    • Bob Carr (D) (inc.), 47.60%
    • Dick Chrysler (R), 46.33%
    • Frank McAlpine (I), 4.27%
    • Michael E. Marotta, (L), 1.80%
  • 1986 Race for Governor (Republican Primary)
    • Bill Lucas, 44.50%
    • Dick Chrysler, 34.03%
    • Colleen Engler, 10.98%
    • Dan Murphy, 10.49%


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Bob Carr
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Debbie Stabenow