John Cherry

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John Cherry


Cherry holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration, both from the University of Michigan.[1]

Political career

The legislative career of John D. Cherry Jr. spans more than 20 years before his election to the post of lieutenant governor in 2002. He has served as Senate Democratic leader since 1995. Prior to that, he served as Senate Democratic floor leader from 1990 to 1995. He was first elected to the Michigan Senate in 1986, after serving two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Cherry’s interest in politics began as a teenager. At the age of 18, he formed a political group for young people, sparked by the national turmoil of the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement. His political activism carried over into his work life, as he took a job as administrative assistant to former State Senator Gary Corbin. He later served as the Michigan political director for the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, until his election to the Michigan House.[2]

Democratic Party Super Delegates

In February 2008 Michigan Democratic Party Super Delegates were;[[3]

Charles Brown Mon, 25 Feb 2008

Endorsed MichUHCAN

As at Feb. 1, 2011, Lt. Governor John Cherry was listed as an endorser and ongoing supporter of MichUHCAN's Health Care Security Campaign Coalition.[4] The Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network is a state-wide network that promotes comprehensive health care for all and improved health outcomes by addressing the social determinants of health through education, strategy development and advocacy. The leadership of MichUHCAN is heavily dominated by members of Democratic Socialists of America.[5]