In 1973, Vince Gregory joined the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, where he attained the rank of Corporal and then Detective. After ten years with the Department, Vince ran for and was elected as Vice President of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Local 502 SEIU, AFL-CIO. In 1993, he ran for President of the local and won that election, where he served as their President for the next seven years. In January 2003, Vince retired from Wayne County’s service.
In 1998, Vince ran successfully in a special election for Oakland County Commissioner of the 21st District. For the next ten years, he maintained that position. Vince served on numerous committees during his tenure with the Commission, which included General Government, Public Service, Planning and Building, Parks and Recreation, Vice Chair of the Airport Committee and the Democratic Commission Caucus, and Minority Vice Chair of the Finance and Personnel Committees. In 2008, Vince decided to run for State Representative for the 35th House District and in November 2008, he received the highest number of votes of any State Representative candidate in the Michigan House of Representatives — 41,000 votes. Currently, Vince is serving his first term as the State Senator for the 14th District.
Vince is married to his wife of over thirty years, Yvonne. The Gregorys have six grown children (Lawrence, Troi, Vanessa, Vincent Jr., Cortney and Kristen). They also have six grandchildren (Lawrence “Jay”, Kelsey, Elijah, Caiden, Eric and Caleb).
Senator Gregory is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and serves on the Appropriations Sub-Committees of the Departments of Community Health, Human Services and State Police and Military Affairs. Also, Senator Gregory serves as the Minority Vice-Chair on the Senate Families, Seniors and Human Services Committee and as the Minority Vice-Chair of the Veterans, Military Affairs and on the Homeland Security Committee. Senator Gregory holds the positions of the Democratic Whip in the Senate Democratic Caucus and the 2nd Vice Chair of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus.