Gretchen Whitmer

Gretchen Whitmer

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Updated On August 13, 2021

Gretchen Whitmer is a famous American politician from Michigan. Likewise, Gretchen Whitmer is serving as 49th governor of Michigan from 2019.

Early life and Childhood

Gretchen Whitmer’s age is currently 50 years old famous American politician from Michigan. Gretchen Whitmer was born on 23rd August 1971 in Lansing, Michigan, United States. The zodiac sign of  Gretchen is Virgo. Gretchen was born to a Caucasian family. Likewise, the birth name of Gretchen is  Gretchen  Esther Whitmer. From the religious point of view, Gretchen is a Christian.

Talking about the family background of Gretchen, she was born to her father Richard Whitmer and her mother Sharon ‘Sherry’ Whitmer. Richard serves as the head state department of commerce. Similarly, Gretchen’s mother Sherry serves as the assistant attorney general.

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Caption: Gretchen Whitmer’s childhood photo with her mother(source: politico)

Gretchen’s parents separated apart when Gretchen was just 10 years old. after then, Gretchen along with her sister Liz and brother Richard moved to Grand’s rapid. However, Richard managed to visit his children at least once a week.


Gretchen was enrolled in Forest Hills Central High School. Similarly,  in 1993, Whitmer graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in B.A. Later in 1998, Whitmer became Juris Doctor from Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University.

Political Career

Gretchen Whitmer started her political career in the 1990s when she ran for the Michigan House of Representatives. However, Gretchen was not able to succeed at that time. Later,  Gretchen tried again in 2000 and this time she was elected to represent the 23rd legislative region. Moreover, Gretchen was re-elected or the Michigan House of Representatives in 2002 and 2004.

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Caption: Gretchen Whitmer giving a speech(source: politico)

Furthermore, Gretchen won a special election of the Michigan State Council, substituting Virg Bernero in March 2006. However, Whitmer was elected to a full term only in November that year. Similarly, Whitmer was re-elected for Michigan State Council again in the year 2010.

On August 7, 2018, Whitmer ran for governor of Michigan as a Democratic candidate. Whitmer won all 83 counties in the state in the Democratic main and became 49th governor of Michigan.

Relationship status

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Caption: Gretchen Whitmer with her family(source: Instagram)

Moving into the relationship status of Gretchen, she first married Gary Shrewsbury. Gretchen and Gary Shrewsbury also gave birth to their two daughters Sydney and Sherry Shrewsbury. Later in 2011, Gretchen divorced Gary Shrewsbury. After some period of divorce, Gretchen married her second husband Mac P. Mallory. Mac P. Mallory is a dentist by profession. Mallory also has three children from his previous marriage.

Body Measurements

Talking about the body measurements of Gretchen, she has a pretty well-shaped and well-maintained body. Gretchen stands at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches. Similarly, Gretchen has a weight of around 65 kg or 143 lbs. Actually, the body figure measurement of Gretchen is 36-30-36. Whitmer uses a bra of size 32B and shoes of size 6. Furthermore, Whitmer has a pretty face with brown eyes and blonde hair.

Social media and Net worth

Moving into the social media availability of Gretchen, she is pretty much active on social media. Whitmer has accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Gretchen has garnered more than 72 k followers on her Facebook account. Similarly, Gretchen has amassed more than 157 k followers on her Instagram account and more than 143 k followers on her Twitter account.

Talking about the net worth of Gretchen, she has earned a good fortune from her political career. Whitmer has not revealed her net worth in public. However, according to the sources, the estimated net worth of Gretchen is around $15 million.