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Monday, May 12, 2008


The Honorable Debbie Stabenow Born in Gladwin, Michigan on April 29, 1950, Senator Stabenow grew up in the small town of Clare, Michigan. She attended Michigan State University, where she received her Bachelor's (1972) and Masters (1975) degrees. She worked with youth in the public schools before running for public office. Elected to Congress in 1996 representing Michigan's Eighth Congressional District, she won election to the U.S. Senate four years later.Elected to a new term in 2006, she has been appointed to the Senate Finance Committee which is responsible for our nation's taxation, health care, pension and trade policies. She will continue serving on the Senate Budget and Agriculture committees and is chairing the Agriculture Subcommittee on Rural Revitalization, Conservation, Forestry, and Credit.


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