Gretchen Driskell Candidate for Michigan's 52nd House District

The Saline mayor will face incumbent Republican Mark Ouimet of Scio Township in November.

General Information

Name : Gretchen Driskell
Age: 54
Place of residence: 320 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline, MI.

Family: Divorced; three children: Ryan, Matthew, Marielle



Attended college : Yes
College : Lynchburg College
Degree : B.S., Accounting
Year of graduation : 1980

Grad school

University : George Washington University 
Year of graduation : 1987 

Employment Information

Job titles held : Mayor, Commercial Realtor
Employers : City of Saline, Surovell Realty

Political Information

Party affiliation : Democrat
Running for position: State Representative 
Chamber/district: House District 52
Incumbent: No
First elected: N/A
Previous elective offices : Saline Mayor (1999-present), Saline City Council 1993-1999

Campaign Manager

Name : Keenan Pontoni


Website : www.votegretchen.com 
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/DriskellForStateRep

Other facts

Current public or community service:

  • Washtenaw Area Transportation Study, chairwoman
  • Ann Arbor SPARK, Executive Committee
  • Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), vice chairwoman
  • SEMCOG Transportation Advisory Council, chairwoman
  • Michigan Municipal League (MML), Board member and vice president
  • MML Elected Officials Academy
  • MML Workers Compensation Fund, chairwoman
  • National League of Cities, Board Member and Advisory Council Vice Chairwoman
  • Saline Rotary Club, Member

What are three key issues that you're seeking to deal with if elected?

  1. Building high quality-of-place communities that will attract the businesses and families Michigan needs to succeed in today's increasingly competitive economy.
  2. Reforming our education system to ensure that all Michigan students have access to a top-quality education that will prepare them for success.
  3. Making Michigan a state with the tools to attract both the smaller, more entrepreneurial businesses that increasingly drive today's economy - and the talented workforce.


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