|Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 49th district
January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010
|Preceded by||Jack Minore|
|Succeeded by||Jim Ananich|
|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.
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.
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. The last position held in County government was as assistant treasurer. 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 and 2008. With being term limited in the state representative position, Gonzales runs for the vacated County Treasurer position. In the August 3, 2010 primary, he loses to Deborah Cherry 12,421 to 13,742.
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