Tom George

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Thomas George, M.D.
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Member of the Michigan Senate
from the 20th district
In office
January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2010
Preceded byHarry Gast
Succeeded byTonya Schuitmaker
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 61st district
In office
January 1, 2001 – December 31, 2002
Preceded byCharles R. Perricone
Succeeded byJack Hoogendyk
Personal details
Born (1956-12-02) December 2, 1956 (age 62)
Flint, Michigan
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Sandy George
ProfessionPolitician and Anesthesiologist

Thomas George (born December 2, 1956) is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. As a member[1] of the Michigan State Senate, he represented Kalamazoo County as well as an eastern portion of Van Buren County. George is a physician and former medical director for Hospice of Greater Kalamazoo.[2]

Political career[edit]

In 2000, George was elected [3] to serve as a member of the Michigan State House of Representatives, representing the 61st district. After serving one term in the state house, George cast his bid for a newly vacant seat in the Michigan Senate in 2002.[4] George was reelected [5] to the senate in 2006, in a campaign against Democratic challenger and term-limited state representative Alexander Lipsey.

2010 gubernatorial race[edit]

On January 26, 2009, on the 172nd anniversary of Michigan's statehood,[6] George announced his plans to form a gubernatorial exploratory committee.[7] In 2010 Michigan's current governor Jennifer Granholm will be term limited, leaving the seat open to contenders.

George joined Mike Bouchard, the Oakland County Sheriff and former state senator, Businessman Rick Snyder, Congressman Peter Hoekstra and Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox as 2010 Republican gubernatorial candidates.[8]


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  6. ^ List of U.S. states by date of statehood
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  8. ^ "Michigan Primary results". 2010 Unofficial Michigan Primary Election Results. August 4, 2010. Archived from the original on December 1, 2012. Retrieved August 10, 2010.

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