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Richard "Dick" Chrysler
Dick Chrysler.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1997
Preceded by Bob Carr
Succeeded by Debbie Stabenow
Personal details
Born (1942-04-29) April 29, 1942 (age 72)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Katie Tate

Richard "Dick" Chrysler (born April 29, 1942) is a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Chrysler was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and graduated from Brighton High School in Brighton, Michigan. He became vice-president of Hurst Performance and the founder and president of Cars and Concepts (which bought out Hurst), and RCI.

In 1986, he campaigned for governor of Michigan as a Republican, but lost a hard fought primary to Wayne County Executive, William Lucas.

Chrysler lost in his first campaign for the United States House of Representatives in 1992 to Bob Carr. He was elected in 1994 as a Republican from Michigan's 8th congressional district to the 104th Congress, serving from January 3, 1995 to January 3, 1997. While in Congress, he worked on the issue of changing the income tax to a flat tax, but was unsuccessful. He was defeated by Democrat Debbie Stabenow in the 1996 election for the 105th Congress.

Electoral history[edit]

  • 1996 Race for U.S. House of Representatives - 8th District
    • Debbie Stabenow (D), 53.76%
    • Dick Chrysler (R) (inc.), 44.14%
    • Doug MacDonald (L), 1.45%
    • Patricia R. Allen (NL), 0.64%
  • 1994 Race for U.S. House of Representatives - 8th District
    • Dick Chrysler (R), 51.61%
    • Bob Mitchell (D), 44.89%
    • Gerald R. Turcotte, Jr. (L), 2.05%
    • Susan Ilene McPeak (NL), 1.45%
  • 1992 Race for U.S. House of Representatives - 8th District
    • Bob Carr (D) (inc.), 47.60%
    • Dick Chrysler (R), 46.33%
    • Frank McAlpine (I), 4.27%
    • Michael E. Marotta, (L), 1.80%
  • 1986 Race for Governor (Republican Primary)
    • Bill Lucas, 44.50%
    • Dick Chrysler, 34.03%
    • Colleen Engler, 10.98%
    • Dan Murphy, 10.49%

References[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Bob Carr
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 8th congressional district

1995–1997
Succeeded by
Debbie Stabenow

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Birmingham Mail

Birmingham Mail
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:31:44 -0700

When Bond villain star Richard Kiel arrived in the UK for an autograph tour that included the Memorabilia show at the NEC, he had rather a tall order. The American actor - who died on September 10, three days short of his 75th birthday - needed a set ...
 
Newsmax.com
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:13:31 -0700

You came in with Dick Chrysler, so it was a Republican seat, then it was a Democrat seat and Mike Rogers won it by just under 600 votes. His first election had a tough re-elect with a two-redistricting cycle. It's been made into a more favorable ...
 
MLive.com
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 03:16:52 -0800

Back in the 1970s, former auto executive and former GOP candidate for governor Dick Chrysler tried will all his might to install a part-time legislature in Michigan. Mr. Chrysler bombed. Former West Michigan Rep. Dave Agema, who's now a Republican ...
 
MyFox Detroit
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:46:58 -0800

Back in the 70's former auto executive and former GOP candidate for governor Dick Chrysler tried will all this might to install a part-time legislature in Michigan. Mr. Chrysler bombed. Former West Michigan Rep. Dave Agema is hoping he can do better.

FinalCall.com News

FinalCall.com News
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 08:01:07 -0700

And while Rep. King, with support from fellow Republicans Bob Barr (R., Ga.) and Dick Chrysler (R., Mich.), hurled the “hate group” slur at the Nation, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros said there was no such thing under federal law.
 
Media Matters for America (blog)
Tue, 13 Mar 2012 06:11:40 -0700

DICK CHRYSLER (R-MI): We as the freshman class would like to nominate and make Rush Limbaugh an honorary member of our freshman class and present to him today a pin that all the freshmen got called "The Majority Maker," because surely he helped ...
 
NPR
Wed, 09 Aug 2006 06:05:52 -0700

A: Stabenow knocked off freshman Republican Dick Chrysler in Michigan's 8th congressional district in 1996, was easily re-elected in '98, and won the Senate seat in 2000. Q: The president of Poland has just appointed his identical twin brother as its ...
 
Dissident Voice
Thu, 12 May 2005 13:23:38 -0700

Sue Myrick of North Carolina, Jon Christensen of Nebraska, Dick Chrysler of Michigan, Richard Rombo of California and John Ensign of Nevada. Their informal caucus meets several times a year with Amway bigwigs to discuss policy matters affecting the ...
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