About Gary

Gary is the son of Paul, a Chevy tech worker, and Margie, a nurse. Gary is married to Lori, his wife of 38 years. His grown children are Kyle Peppin, a community school director, and Kara DeRade, a nurse, who are both DHS alums as well. He also has a granddaughter, Annie. Gary and Lori have two furry family members Chewy and Oliver. 

Committed to Serving the Community

Peppin is a long-time member of St. John’s parish and has served in many capacities there. Gary has served as a reader and Eucharistic Minister Captain as well as participate in committee work, such as Sports Council, Evangelization, and Building Committee.

Experienced in Public and Private Sector

  • Gary Peppin brings over 40 years of private sector experience to the table, a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Michigan State University, and 5 Years on Davison City Council.
  • As a member of the Davison City Council, Gary Peppin helped spearhead efforts to save the water department from bankruptcy, create a capital improvement plan and re-develop and modernize the downtown to attract small businesses.
  • During his City Council tenure, he served on Finance and Policy Committees, and worked with other municipalities as a member of the Genesee County Small Cities and Villages Association, which he also chaired, 2015-2016.