|Born:||October 1, 1958 (age 61)|
|Career:||Michigan House of Representatives, 2013-present|
Mayor of Saline, Michigan, 1990-2004
Saline City Council, 1984-1990
|Education:||B.S., Lynchburg College|
M.B.A, George Washington University
Gretchen Driskell has served in the Michigan House of Representatives since 2013, representing the 52nd District. Prior to serving in the legislature, she was the mayor of Saline, Michigan, the first woman to hold that position. Driskell was the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in Michigan's 7th congressional district in both 2016 and 2018, but lost in the general election both times.
Driskell was born October 1, 1958, in Port Washington, New York. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting degree from Lynchburg College and a Master of Business Administration degree from George Washington University. She has worked as a certified public accountant and a commercial realtor. She has served on the boards of the Michigan Municipal League, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, Ann Arbor SPARK, the Washtenaw Area Transportation Study, and the National League of Cities.
Driskell was elected to the Saline City Council in 1983, serving six years before becoming mayor. She served as mayor for 14 years, the longest-serving mayor in that city's history.