Campaigns Wikia


Debbie Stabenow[]

Debbie Stabenow was elected to the Ingham County Board of Commissioners in 1974. She was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives where she served from 1979-1990. Then she spent 1991-1994 in the state senate, followed by two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2000, Debbie Stabenow elected the first female U.S. Senator for Michigan. She is currently the third ranking Democrat in the U.S. Senate.

Issues: Solid waste dumping in Michigan, drilling in the Great Lakes, affordable health care, Homeland Security and consumer issues (identity theft, consumer privacy, corporate whistle blowers and predatory lending practices).

Michael Bouchard[]

Previously Michael Bouchard was President of the Beverly Hills, Michigan Village Council. He served in the Michigan House of Representatives in 1990. In 1991, he was elected to the State Senate. In the State Senate, he became Assistant President Pro-Tempore (1991-1994), Assistant Senate Majority Leader (1994-1998) and then Majority Leader (1998-1990). Michael Bouchard is now the Oakland County sheriff, a position he has held since 1999.

Issues: anti-crime, small government, community building, immigration reform and border security, sex offender registration, Homeland Security and fiscal conservatism.


Televised debate between Debbie Stabenow (D) and Michael Bouchard (R) on PBS stations, October 15th, 8 pm (ET).


Both candidates attended Michigan State University.

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