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Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist is a computer engineer, public servant and the first African-American elected to Michigan’s second highest office.
A native Detroiter, Gilchrist attended the University of Michigan for computer science and engineering. He built a successful career as a software engineer at Microsoft, social media manager for the 2008 Obama presidential campaign, organizer for MoveOn.org, and director of technology for the City of Detroit.
Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist and his wife, Ellen, currently reside in Detroit where they are raising their twins, Emily and Garlin III, and newborn daughter, Ruby.