|U.S. Senator from Michigan|
From: January 3, 2001 – present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
|U.S. Representative from Michigan's 8th District|
From: January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2001
|Successor||Michael J. Rogers|
|Michigan Senate, 24th district|
From: January 12, 1991 – January 14, 1994
|Predecessor||William A. Sederburg|
|Michigan House of Representatives, 58th district|
From: January 6, 1979 – January 12, 1991
|Spouse(s)||Dennis Stabenow (div.)|
Tom Athans (2003 - 2010)
Deborah Ann "Debbie" Stabenow (born Deborah Ann Greer on April 29, 1950), a Democrat, is the senior United States Senator from Michigan. She was elected to the Senate in 2000 and re-elected in 2006, 2012, and 2018. Before becoming a U.S. Senator, Stabenow represented Michigan's 8th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives (1997-2001) and served in the Michigan state legislature (1979-1994).
Stabenow, an ally of Monsanto, voted against a bill that would have required labeling for foods that contain GMOs. In return, she received three-quarter million dollars from agribusiness interests.
While considered a moderate by some on due to her stances on certain issues, such as bank deregulation, Stabenow is a liberal who supports unrestricted abortion, the Obama stimulus, gun control, and ObamaCare. However, she has a strong backing from many farmers that generally lean Republican, as she supports many pro-agribusiness legislations and drafts, such as the USMCA.
- S Amdt 2310 - Requires Labels on Foods with Genetically Modified Ingredients - National Key Vote
- The Monsanto 71: Senators Who Betrayed Constituents in Favor of Biotech Dollars
- Thank your Michigan senators — bank deregulation is on its way
- Debbie Stabenow on the Issues
- Why Debbie Stabenow has staying power with Michigan farmers
- Ranking Member Stabenow Supports USMCA Agreement for Farmers