Debbie Stabenow

Junior United States Senator from Michigan

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Graduated from Clare High School

Received a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University in 1972 and a Master of Social Work in 1975 from that same university.

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Political Career

Won her first election to the Ingham County Board of Commissioners, while in graduate school, and served from 1975-1978.

Served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 1979-1990.

Ran for Governor of Michigan in 1994 but lost to Republican John Engler.

Won re-election in 1998 against Republican Dick Chrysler for a seat in the House of Representatives.

Presently chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

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Personal Life

Married Dennis Stabenow, had two children, Michelle and Todd, and divorced in 1990.

Married Tom Athans in 2003, and Debbie had a stepdaughter named Gina. Unfortunately, Athans made an internet date with a prostitute in Detroit, and ended up telling the police about this situation. Later, Athans became detained in Troy, Michigan as part of a prostitution ring. Two years later, Debbie and Athans divorced on May 28, 2010.

Keystone Pipeline

Pipeline system that transports crude oil from Alberta, Canada to the northern United States.

Debbie Stabenow first voted in favor of the keystone pipeline and when voting for a second time in the Senate, voted against it.

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My Opinion on the Keystone Pipeline

The fact that the keystone pipeline was ever created is horrific because by trying to find oil deep under the Earth's crust, we are hurting the environment around us. Without trees and healthy grass and land, we don't have enough oxygen to survive that the environment provides for us. Therefore, I am against the keystone pipeline for how its gradually hurting our lives.

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