Governor, State of Michigan
Since Whitmer took office, Michigan has announced 25,000 auto jobs, will fix 16,000 lane miles of road and 1,200 bridges by the end of 2022, and funded programs putting tens of thousands of people on tuition-free paths to higher education and skills training. She has worked across the aisle to empower Michigan’s economic development and brought critical supply chains home from China to Michigan.
Whitmer has made the largest education investment in state history four years in a row, delivering the highest state per-student funding ever, increasing on-campus mental health resources, and helping hire thousands more qualified teachers.
Her leadership has been fiscally responsible, cutting taxes for small business owners, paying down nearly $14 billion in debt, and bringing the state’s rainy-day fund to an all-time high of $1.6 billion.
Whitmer earned a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from Michigan State University.