Terri Lynn Land

Born:June 30, 1958 (age 64)
Career:Michigan secretary of state, 2003-2010
Clerk of Kent County (Michigan), 1992-2000
Education:B.A., Hope College

Terri Lynn Land was the 2014 Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Michigan to replace retiring Sen. Carl Levin, but lost to U.S. Representative Gary Peters in the general election.

Land was born on June 30, 1958 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During high school, she was a "scatter blitzer" for the Gerald Ford campaign, and in 1978 was one of the youngest attendees at the Republican State Convention. She received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

From 1992 to 2000, Land was the clerk of Kent County, the fourth largest county of Michigan. In 2000 she ran unsuccessfully for the state Board of Education. She served two terms as Michigan's secretary of state, the maximum allowed in the state, from 2003 to 2010.


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