A leader for Michigan
Senator Peters was raised in a middle-class union family in Pontiac, Michigan where he learned the importance of standing together and working hard. The son of a public school teacher and nurses aide, Gary Peters began delivering newspapers when he was 11 and never lost sight of the value of hard work. He joined the U.S. Navy Reserve, eventually becoming a Lieutenant Commander, and has focused on strengthening the middle class and reforming Washington.
A tireless advocate for reform
In Congress, Peters has worked to increase transparency and accountability in Washington. First elected to the House of Representatives in 2008, Peters got on the Wall Street Reform Conference Committee, and was key to the historic legislation that established the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. Senator Peters is an original cosponsor of the For the People Act, the DISCLOSE Act, and the Voting Rights Advancement Act.
A pivotal campaign in a must-win Trump state
Gary Peters is one of two Democratic senators up for re-election in states that Trump won in 2016, and Republicans have put one of Trump’s top allies in the race to challenge Peters. With his lifelong roots in Michigan, a strong campaign by Senator Peters will help Democrats win back Michigan in 2020 and pass meaningful reform in Washington. ECU is proud to support Senator Peters in his re-election campaign.
Candidate for Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District