Gretchen Whitmer is the 49th Governor of Michigan state, who served in the Michigan House of Representatives. Recently, six men from Michigan were accused of plotting kidnap against Whitmer.
Quick Facts and Information on Gretchen Whitmer
|Full Name/ Real Name||Gretchen Whitmer|
|Birthday/ Date of birth||August 23, 1971|
|Born Country||United States|
|Current Residence||East Lansing, Michigan|
|Education||Michigan State University|
|Marital Status||Divorced once Married Twice|
|Husband||Marc P. Mallory (Present), Gary Shrewsbury (Ex-husband)|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Net Worth||$1.5 million|
|Height in feet||5 ft 8in|
|Height in meters||1.72 meters|
Gretchen Whitmer Bio: Parents, siblings, family
Gretchen was born on August 23, 1971, in Lansing, Michigan. She is an American citizen and belongs to white ethnicity. Her birth sign is Virgo and is 49 years old (2020).
She is the blessed eldest daughter of her parents: Sharon H. Sherry Reisig and Richard Whitmer. Her parents were both attorneys, the father being the head of the state department of commerce, and mother worked as assistant attorney general under Michigan Attorney General Frank Kelley. However, unfortunately, at the age of 10, Gretchen’s parents got divorced, making her move out with her mother to Grand Rapids.
Gretchen has two younger siblings. She has yet to reveal information regarding her siblings to the public, Till now, we just know that she is the eldest sister amongst her siblings.
Gretchen Whitmer Education
Whitmer was a bright student. For her high school, she attended Forest Hills Central High School, located outside Grand Rapids. Later, for her college, Gretchen went to Michigan State University, where she earned a BA degree in communication in 1993.
Then, in 1998, Whitmer got her Juris Doctor from Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University.
Gretchen Whitmer Career
Before getting elected as the Governor of Michigan, Gretchen was elected as House of Representatives in 2002 and 2004. Later, In 2011, her Democratic colleagues chose her to be the Senate Democratic Leader, making her the first woman to lead a party caucus in the Senate.
Afterward, in 2017, she declared to run for the 2018 Michigan governor. Luckily, she won on all 83 counties in the state and became the Democratic Governor of Michigan on August 7, 2018.
Gretchen served 14 years in the Michigan Legislature, six years in the House, and eight years in the Michigan Senate– the last four as the Senate Democratic Leader.
Similarly, she was the first woman to lead a Senate caucus in Michigan history and served in three administrations.
Gretchen Whitmer and Trump
The Governor of Michigan and President Donald Trump’s relationship has been tensed up since the outbreak of the virus Covid-19 in March.
On March 2020, she sent a strict, stay at home order, and also wrote a letter to Donald Trump, for medication help for Michigan. In response, he tweeted,
“Failing Michigan Governor must work harder and be much more proactive. We are pushing her to get the job done. I stand with Michigan!
On her response, she tweeted,
“I’ve asked repeatedly and respectfully for help. We need it. No more political attacks, just PPEs, ventilators, N95 masks, test kits. You said you stand with Michigan — prove it.”
Afterward, when the situation worsened, Trump again tweeted,
“I love Michigan, one of the reasons we are doing such a GREAT job for them during this horrible Pandemic. Yet your Governor, Gretchen “Half” Whitmer is way in over her head, she doesn’t have a clue. Likes blaming everyone for her own ineptitude!
The tension is still between the two politicians, and a series of tweets as well. On 9 October 2020, Donald Trump tweeted again,
Governor Whitmer of Michigan has done a terrible job. She locked down her state for everyone, except for her husband’s boating activities. The Federal Government provided tremendous help to the Great People of Michigan. My Justice Department and Federal Law Enforcement announced…
Her response was, Mr. President, I thought you weren’t interested in a virtual debate?
You clearly didn’t watch my speech earlier. Feel free to tune in: https://twitter.com/nowthisnews
Gretchen Whitmer Husband / Divorce
Gretchen is a married woman. Her first marriage was with Gary Shrewsbury, whose profession is yet unknown. Their marriage was a rough one, resulting in separation. Although the divorce, they share two beautiful children, named Sherry and Sydney Shrewsbury. At the court, after the trial, the decision was passed that Gretchen had the full custody of her daughters.
Later, Whitmer found love again. Yes, after her divorce, she met a dentist, named Marc P Mallory, and it was love at first sight for the couple. The lovely couple wasted no time and got married in 2011. Together, they are blessed with three sons, Alex Mason and Winston.
Soon after, Whitmer found love in the arms of the dentist, Marc P Mallory. The pair got hitched in 2011 and live in East Lansing, about six miles from the Michigan Capitol.
From his previous marriage, Marc had three sons, Alex, Mason, and Winston. They all live together with her daughters, in East Lansing.
Gretchen Whitmer Children
From her first marriage, Gretchen has two beautiful daughters, named Sherry Shrewsbury and Sydney Shrewsbury.
After her second marriage with Marc P Mallory, she accepted his three sons too. So, Including her step-children, Gretchen Whitmer has 5 children all together.
How tall is Gretchen Whitmer? Her Height
The 49-year old Governor has a good height and stands 5 feet 7 inches. In meters, this is 1.72 meters.
She has a good figure, with medium-dark brown hair, and brown eyes.
Gretchen Whitmer Salary / Net Worth 2020
As a Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer is currently entitled to a salary of $159,300 per annum. Her current salary is a figure set by the State Officers Compensation Commission. Further talking about her salary, acknowledging tough economic times ahead, Gretchen also decided to be foregoing 10 percent of her salary during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Not only that; Gretchen also asked her senior staff to take a 5 percent pay cut. She wanted to lead by an example and we think she managed to do so.
So, considering the fact that Gretchen has been active in her professional endeavors for almost 2 decades now; it is a no-brainer that she is leading a financially stable life. Currently, Gretchen Whitmer’s net worth is estimated at $1.5 million. And we hope that Gretchen will keep serving her state and in return, her net worth will figure will ascent in the years to come.
Gretchen Whitmer’s Social Media
Whitmer is active on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. On Instagram, she has around 9,238 followers and has 14 posts in total.
On Twitter, Gretchen is followed by 60.6k people