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Andrew "Andy" Dillon is a Democratic Party politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. He was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican, to be the state's treasurer. Before serving in the Cabinet, Dillon was speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives.

Andy Dillon
44th State Treasurer of Michigan
In office
January 1, 2011 – October 11, 2013
Appointed byGovernor of Michigan
GovernorRick Snyder
Preceded byRobert J. Kleine
Succeeded byR. Kevin Clinton
70th Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives
In office
January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010
GovernorJennifer Granholm
Preceded byCraig DeRoche
Succeeded byJase Bolger
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the 17th district
In office
November 9, 2004 – December 31, 2010
Preceded byDaniel Paletko
Succeeded byPhil Cavanagh
Personal details
Born1962
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceRedford, Michigan

In the House, he represented a constituency in Wayne County that included Redford Township, the northern portion of Dearborn Heights, and the eastern portion of Livonia. He had served from 2007-2011.

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Early lifeEdit

Dillon graduated from Detroit Catholic Central High School in 1980, where he participated in the cross-country team. Dillon attended Detroit College of Law and then transferred to, and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with degrees in accounting and law. Dillon ran a law practice in Wayne County before becoming president of DSC Ltd. in 1995, and also served as a District Court magistrate and an aide to former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley (D-New Jersey).[citation needed]

Political careerEdit

Dillon was first elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2004 in a special election. He was re-elected in 2006, and his Democratic colleagues chose him to be the 70th Speaker of the Michigan House after securing the majority from the Republicans. He survived a recall election and was re-elected in 2008.

Gubernatorial raceEdit

On February 28, 2010, Dillon announced that he would run for governor of Michigan in 2010, a position being vacated by term-limited Democratic Governor Jennifer Granholm.[1] He lost the Democratic nomination to Virgil Bernero.[2]

State TreasurerEdit

Dillon was appointed by Governor Snyder to be the Michigan State Treasurer and took office in 2011. On October 11, 2013, Dillon resigned, citing his desire to protect his family from media attention and scrutiny related to his divorce proceedings.[3] He became a temporary senior adviser to his successor, Kevin Clinton, and continued to receive the same salary he had as treasurer, $174,204 annually.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Speaker of the House Andy Dillon declares Democratic run for governor". MLive.com.
  2. ^ Staff (August 4, 2010). "Bernero vs. Snyder". Detroit Free Press freep.com. Retrieved August 4, 2010.
  3. ^ "Michigan Treasurer Andy Dillon resigns". WOOD-TV 8 woodtv.com. October 11, 2013. Archived from the original on October 14, 2013. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  4. ^ Chad Livengood and Tony Briscoe (January 8, 2014). "Ex-treasurer Dillon still gets full pay after resigning stateposition". The Detroit News. Archived from the original on January 8, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
Preceded by
Craig M. DeRoche
Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives
2007-2010
Succeeded by
Jase Bolger
Preceded by
Robert J. Kleine
State Treasurer of Michigan
2011-2013
Succeeded by
Kevin Clinton