Doug Carl

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Doug Carl
Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 9th district
In office
January 1, 1987 – August 17, 1997
Preceded by Kirby Holmes
Succeeded by David Jaye
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 26th district
In office
January 1, 1985 – December 31, 1986
Preceded by Mary Ellen Parrott
Succeeded by William S. Browne
Personal details
Born (1951-08-12)August 12, 1951
Almont, Michigan
Died August 17, 1997(1997-08-17) (aged 46)
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Clinton Township, Michigan
Resting place Romeo Village Cemetery, Romeo, Michigan
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Maria
Alma mater Michigan State University

Douglas Carl (August 12, 1951 – August 17, 1997) was a state senator in Michigan who also ran as the Republican nominee in Michigan's 12th Congressional District in 1988 and in the 10th Congressional District in 1992, losing to David Bonior both times.

Carl served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1984 to 1986 and in the Michigan State Senate from 1986 until his death.

Ronald Reagan attended a campaign rally at Macomb Community College in 1988 in which he urged people to vote for Carl.[1]

In 1983 Carl married Maria. They had one daughter, Colleen.

Carl's widow, Maria Carl, ran in the 2004 Republican primary for the Michigan House of Representatives against incumbent Leon Drolet after he voted against legislation defining marriage as a union of a man and a woman. She lost the nomination to Drolet, who went on to win another term in the general election.

In November 2015, Colleen Carl, the daughter of the late state senator Doug Carl announced her candidacy for Michigan House of Representatives in the 33rd District for the primary election that will occur in August 2016.