Vincent Gregory received his formative education within the Dundee Public School District, and after graduating from Dundee High School, he attended Washtenaw Community College before enlisting in the military. Vincent Gregory is a proud Veteran, having joined the United States Marine Corps in 1968, where he attained the rank of Corporal. Vince Gregory admirably served in the Vietnam War from Thanksgiving Day in 1969, to Thanksgiving Day in 1970, and we are thankful for his sacrifice and exemplary service on behalf of our country. In April of 1971, Vincent Gregory received an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps and decided to pursue a career in law enforcement. In 1973, he was hired by the Wayne County Sheriff's Department where he excelled and achieved the ranks of Corporal and Detective. After ten years with the Department, Vincent Gregory was elected and served as Vice President of the Wayne County Sheriff's Local 502 SEIU, AFL-CIO. Then, in 1993, he was elected and served as President and served in that position for seven years. In January, 2003, Vince retired from the Wayne County Sheriff's Department after 30 years of distinguished service.
In 1998, Vincent Gregory successfully ran in a special election for Oakland County Commissioner in the 21st District. He held this position for ten years, and during his tenure, he served on numerous committees and subcommittees. He was elected to the positions of vice chair and chair, by his colleagues, while serving on these committees. During this time, he enrolled in the Return to Work Program at Madonna University and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in 2007.
In 2008, Vincent Gregory became a candidate for the 35th District State Representative seat. In that election, he received 41,000 votes! As a result, when compared with all of the races for state representative, it was determined that he received the highest number of votes in the entire state. After serving one term in the House of Representatives, he was elected to the Michigan Senate. He served on numerous committees and sub-commitees as a state senator, and he was elected by his colleagues to serve as: vice chair, 1st vice chair and chair of several of these committees
NATIONAL KIDNEY Foundation of Michigan, Champion of Hope Award, 2012
Michigan Association of Counties, legislator of the Year Award, 2012
Michigan Association of Health Plans (MAHP), Legislator of the Year Award, 2013
Public Official of the Year Award, Nation Multiple Sclerosis Society, Michigan Chapter, 2016
Vincent Gregory has been married to his wife Yvonne for over forty years, they are members of Empowerment church in Southfield, Mi., and they live in Lathrup Village, Michigan. The Gregory's have six adult children Lawrence, Troi, Vanessa, Cortney, Kristen, and Vincent II (deceased). They are also the proud grandparents of nine grandchildren - Lawrence "Jay", Kelsey, Elijah, Caiden, Eric, Caleb, Kaylin, Reagan and Kaylie.