30-year politician Gary Peters may be bad at impressing voters but he is good at looking out for himself
30-year politician Gary Peters hasn’t made much of a name for himself with Michigan voters. But he sure has made himself wealthy.
Records provided by Congress show that Peters doubled his wealth while in Washington, D.C. According to his financial disclosurestatement, Peters’ wealth increased from $1,752,562 when he arrived in Congress to a whopping $3,864,093 in 2018.
While Peters has been very successful at getting rich while serving in elected office, he has not been as good at achieving enough for voters to believe he is worthy of their support.
Only 19% of Michigan voters said in a recent poll that Peters deserves to be reelected. A massive majority of 81% said either that it is time for someone new or that they were unsure.
This may be because when Peters does make news, it is clear he is serving himself:
- Peters promised to hold China accountable but skipped hearings on the topic 89% of the time.
- On at least on occasion, Peters made time for a campaign fundraiser at a “sexy” restaurant but did not make the time to attend the China hearings.
- Michigan’s jobs and small businesses cratered after the COVID-19 pandemic hit us, but Gary Peters missed his chance to make them stronger when he skipped Congressional Small Business Committee hearings 43 times— including every single one in 2012.
- And, as record unemployment hits his constituents, Peters is still double dipping by collecting a state pension and federal paycheck at the same time.
- Peters even refused to take a pay cut despite knowing the economic pain his constituents are going through!
“If there is one thing Gary Peters is good at, it’s looking out for himself,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox. “Voters are ready for someone new to have a turn in the U.S. Senate and that is why John James will be there next January.”