GOP newcomer becomes Mich. governor

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Republican businessman Rick Snyder, sworn in Saturday as Michigan governor, warned legislators they have six months to close an almost $2 billion budget gap.

GOP's Snyder next Michigan governor

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Businessman Rick Snyder rode the Republican groundswell Tuesday to become Michigan's next governor, election results showed.
GOP wins Michigan governor's race

GOP wins Michigan governor's race

DETROIT, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Republican businessman Rick Snyder defeated Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero to replace term-limited Michigan Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm, returns show.
Gov. candidates reject 'Michiganian'

Gov. candidates reject 'Michiganian'

LANSING, Mich., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Michigan's gubernatorial nominees from both parties said they will end the reign of the "Michiganian" in the state in favor of the "Michigander."

Cheeks Kilpatrick on verge of House loss

DETROIT, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Democratic Michigan primary voters Tuesday appeared to be rejecting U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick's bid for an eighth term.

Symetrics to deliver modem tech for A-10s

MELBOURNE, Fla., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. company Lockheed Martin has awarded a follow-on contract to Symetrics Industries to support A-10 aircraft with additional modem technologies.

Report: US needs 'crisp' nanotech plan

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- The National Nanotechnology Initiative, an effort to broaden understanding of how to manipulate matter at the atomic level, has had a good start but needs sharper focus, the National Research Council said Monday.
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Rick Snyder
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, right, and his wife Sue arrive at Grace Episcopal Church for the funeral for former first lady Betty Ford on July 14, 2011, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. UPI/Rex Larsen/POOL

Michigan Governor's Mansion Lansing, Michigan (public)

Richard Dale "Rick" Snyder (born August 19, 1958), is an American businessman and Republican Party politician. He assumed office as the 48th governor of Michigan on January 1, 2011. Previously, he was chief executive officer, chairman of the board and co-founder of Ann Arbor, Michigan-based venture capital firm Ardesta LLC.

Snyder was born in Battle Creek, Michigan and studied at the University of Michigan, where he earned a Bachelor of General Studies with high distinction in 1977, then a MBA from the University of Michigan Business School with distinction in 1979, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1982. Snyder also served as an adjunct assistant professor of accounting at the University of Michigan. He resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife Sue and their three children and has a vacation home near Gun Lake. The couple were married in 1987 at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church in Dearborn.

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