Terri Lynn Land : biography
Terri Lynn Land (born June 30, 1958 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) was Michigan’s 41st Secretary of State. Land graduated from Grandville High School and later received a bachelor of arts in political science from Hope College in Holland, Michigan.
In 2007 Land was presented with an Honorary Doctor of Public Service by Central Michigan University at Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. In 2009 Davenport University presented her with a Honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
In 2000 Land ran unsuccessfully for the state Board of Education. Land was elected Secretary of State in November 2002 and took office on January 1, 2003.
Because of Michigan’s constitutional term limits, Land was unable to seek re-election in 2010. She was succeeded by Republican Ruth Johnson.
Land has been a member of the Republican National Committee since the 2012 Republican National Convention. On June 3rd, 2013 she announced her candidacy for the United States Senate in 2014. Democratic Incumbent Carl Levin is not seeking a seventh Senate term.