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Garlin Gilchrist II Sworn In As Michigan’s First Black Lt. Governor

By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer

Garlin Gilchrist II is Michigan’s first Black Lieutenant Governor.  Gilchrist was sworn in to office Jan. 1 along with Gretchen Whitmer, who was sworn in as the 49th governor and the state’s second-ever female governor.  Gilchrist, 36 was born in Detroit.  As lieutenant governor, Gilchrist is the second-ranking official in the state behind the governor. Gilchrist has a background in progressive politics and computer programming.

Community celebrations featuring Gov. Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Gilchrist have been planned for locations around the state.  Both Whitmer and Gilchrist have a planned stop at the Flint Farmers’ Market on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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