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.
|44th State Treasurer of Michigan|
January 1, 2011 – October 11, 2013
|Appointed by||Governor of Michigan|
|Preceded by||Robert J. Kleine|
|Succeeded by||R. Kevin Clinton|
|70th Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives|
January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010
|Preceded by||Craig DeRoche|
|Succeeded by||Jase Bolger|
|Member of the Michigan House of Representatives|
from the 17th district
November 9, 2004 – December 31, 2010
|Preceded by||Daniel Paletko|
|Succeeded by||Phil Cavanagh|
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).
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.
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. He lost the Democratic nomination to Virgil Bernero.
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. 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.
- "Speaker of the House Andy Dillon declares Democratic run for governor". MLive.com.
- Staff (August 4, 2010). "Bernero vs. Snyder". Detroit Free Press freep.com. Retrieved August 4, 2010.
- "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.
- 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.
Craig M. DeRoche
| Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives
Robert J. Kleine
| State Treasurer of Michigan
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