Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced today that Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) will serve as Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) for the 2022 cycle, working with grassroots organizations across the country to mobilize voters to protect and expand Democrats’ new Senate majority. Peters is the first Midwesterner to run the DSCC in decades.
“Gary Peters is a hardworking, disciplined and effective member of the Senate, and I know he will be an outstanding DSCC Chair to ensure Democrats protect our strong incumbents and go on offense to expand our majority,” said Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. “The DSCC is strongly dedicated to working with grassroots organizations to mobilize voters, and with someone like Gary at the helm, who is battle-tested and understands firsthand what it takes to win challenging battleground races, Senate Democrats will be well-positioned to continue to win and get results that will improve the lives of millions of Americans.”
“Senator Cortez Masto’s hard work and strong leadership as DSCC Chair played a critical role in Democrats winning the Senate majority,” said Senator Gary Peters. “I look forward to drawing on my own experience winning tough races to continue that work, and I am grateful to Majority Leader Schumer and our caucus for trusting me with this responsibility. We have a great opportunity in 2022 to defend and expand our Democratic majority so we can keep working to protect our health, rebuild our economy stronger than before and deliver real progress for the American people.”
In his races for the U.S. Senate, Peters won Michigan’s open seat by double digits despite the 2014 Republican wave and just won re-election in November in one of the most competitive and expensive races in the country. Peters’ aggressive re-election campaign broke fundraising records in Michigan with more than $50 million raised for the 2020 cycle. Peters is a fifth-generation Michigander and a former Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve who is consistently recognized as one of the most effective Senators in the Democratic caucus. He is the incoming Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.