Lee Gonzales

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Lee Gonzales
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 49th district
In office
January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010
Preceded by Jack Minore
Succeeded by Jim Ananich
Personal details
Born 1950
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Brenda
Alma mater University of Michigan-Flint

Lee Gonzales (born 1950) is a politician from the State of Michigan. He is a Democratic Party member and the former Michigan State Representative. He represented the 49th District, which is located in Genesee County and includes part of the city of Flint.[1]

Early life[edit]

Gonzales received a bachelor's degree then a master's degree in public administration from the University of Michigan-Flint. He also attended a program in 2003 Civic involvement by the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He served as assistant director for the Spanish Speaking Information Center in Flint.[2]

Political career[edit]

He formerly served as Michigan Department of Agriculture administrator, Gov. James J. Blanchard's office liaison, U.S. Representative Dale E. Kildee's staff assistant and 13 years in Genesee County, Michigan government.[2] The last position held in County government was as assistant treasurer.[3] In 2004, He was elected as the state's 49th District representative where he served as chairman of the House Transportation Subcommittee, vice-chairman of the Higher Education Subcommittee and on the Joint Capital Outlay Subcommittee. He won re-election in 2006[2] and 2008.[1] With being term limited in the state representative position, Gonzales runs for the vacated County Treasurer position.[4] In the August 3, 2010 primary, he loses to Deborah Cherry 12,421 to 13,742.[3]


  1. ^ a b DeFever, Dana (November 3, 2010). "Democrat Jim Ananich takes 49th District State House seat with 67 percent vote". Flint Journal. Flint, Michigan: Booth Newspapers. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  2. ^ a b c Longley, Kristin (July 28, 2008). "Two-term state Rep. Lee Gonzales faces challenge from Larry Hutchinson in 49th District". Flint Journal. Flint, Michigan: Booth Newspapers. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  3. ^ a b Fonger, Ron (August 4, 2010). "Deborah Cherry wins Democratic primary election for treasurer, says Genesee County needs to slow down tax foreclosures". Flint Journal. Flint, Michigan: Booth Newspapers. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  4. ^ AlHajal, Khalil (May 11, 2010). "Candidates set for Aug. 3 primaries". Flint Journal. Flint, Michigan: Booth Newspapers. Retrieved 2011-03-04.