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MI (R) Candidates for U.S. Senate

Posted at 2:01 PM, Aug 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-06 14:01:44-04

Biographical details of the two Michigan Republican candidates running for U.S. Senate in the Aug. 7 primary election:


NAME: John James

BIRTHDATE: June 7, 1981 (37)

HOME: Farmington Hills

FAMILY: Married to Elizabeth; two children

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from West Point; master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan; master’s degree in supply chain management from Penn State University

EXPERIENCE: President, James Group International Inc., and CEO, Renaissance Global Logistics; Ranger-qualified aviation officer, U.S. Army



NAME: Sandy Pensler

BIRTHDATE: Sept. 18, 1956 (61)

HOME: Grosse Pointe

FAMILY: Married to Anita; two children

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from Yale University; master’s degree in economics from Yale University; law degree from Harvard University

EXPERIENCE: Founder, Pensler Capital, which owns and operates The Korex Cos.; private investor and financial adviser to large corporations; taught economics courses at Yale; law clerk for Judge Patrick Higginbotham, U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; taught economics at Harvard while attending law school