Gretchen Driskell

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Gretchen Driskell
Gretchen Driskell 2015.jpg
Driskell in 2015
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 52nd district
Assumed office
Preceded by Mark Ouimet
Personal details
Born (1958-10-01) October 1, 1958 (age 57)
Port Washington, New York
Political party Democratic
Children Three
Residence Saline, Michigan
Alma mater Lynchburg College (Bc.)
George Washington University (M.B.A.)
Profession Certified Public Accountant, Real estate agent
Website State Rep. Gretchen Driskell

Gretchen Driskell (born October 1, 1958) is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives representing the 52nd District. She was the first female mayor of Saline, Michigan, having served longer (1999-2012) than any other mayor before declining to run for re-election in 2012.[1]

Michigan House of Representatives[edit]


Driskell challenged Republican incumbent Mark Ouimet for the 52nd House district (northern and western suburban Washtenaw County areas outside Ann Arbor) in 2012. She defeated Ouimet receiving 26,646 votes (52.9%), while Ouimet received 23,609 votes (46.8%).[2] Driskell defeated Republican John Hochstetler for re-election receiving 20,849 (56.2%) to Hochstetler's 16,265 (43.8%) in 2014.[3]

U.S. House of Representatives elections[edit]

In February 2015 Driskell announced that she would be challenging Republican incumbent Tim Walberg for Michigan's 7th congressional district in 2016.[4] In a poll conducted by Inside Michigan Politics/Revsix/Change Media between March 13–16, Driskell led Walberg 42%-37% with 21% undecided.[5] In a poll conduced by Harper Polling between September 12-13, Walberg led Driskell by 49%-32% with 20% undecided.[6]


  1. ^ "Gretchen Driskell, Biography" on City of Saline website
  2. ^ "Canvas Report D52 State Representative". November 8, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "John Hochstetler". Ballotpedia. Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  4. ^ Forgrave, Will (February 9, 2015). "Democratic state Rep. Gretchen Driskell announces bid for 7th Congressional seat in 2016". (Booth Newspapers). Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  5. ^ Longmoore, Tran (March 23, 2015). "Driskell Leads Walberg in Early Poll". The Saline Post (Tran Longmoore). Retrieved March 24, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Recent poll shows U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg leads challenger Gretchen Driskell". Retrieved 2016-01-22. 

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