Senator Glenn S. Anderson was elected to the Michigan State Senate in November 2006 to represent the people of Garden City, Livonia, Redford Township, and Westland. Glenn serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, and the Appropriation Subcommittees of Community Colleges, Transportation, Corrections, and Capital Outlay.
Before entering the Senate, Glenn was a 28 year Ford employee and Realtor. He served in the Michigan House of Representatives for six years as State Representative for the 18th District, and served on the Westland City Council for nine years prior to that.
Senator Anderson has a strong record of fiscal responsibility, having been selected as the Democratic Vice Chairman of the Appropriations committee, and has sought to ensure the continuation of services while maintaining balanced budgets. His legislative priorities also include improving Michigan’s economic vitality, strengthening consumer protection laws, election reform, the well-being of our children, quality health care, and more affordable insurance through reform of current laws.
In 2006, Glenn was the only candidate to defeat an incumbent Republican Senator in that year's election. A sitting member of the Senate hadn't been defeated in over 20 years. He has maintained strong grassroots support in the district by providing the highest caliber constituent services and being ever-present in the communities he represents. Sen. Anderson regularly hosts in-district constituent coffee hours, townhalls, annual Free Senior Appreciation Dinners and Free Veterans Day Movies as well as neighborhood walks to stay in touch with residents. His leadership, passion and work ethic on the campaign trail and in the Legislature drew the attention of his Senate colleagues, who elected him as the Assistant Democratic Floor Leader for the Caucus. Anderson also served as the Democratic Caucus Chair 2003-2004 during his time in the House. In 2010, Glenn bucked the Republican wave and not only retained his seat, but increased his margin of victory from 2006.
Glenn has been active in many community organizations including the Jaycees, Goodfellows, Rotary, Civitans, Kiwanis, Rouge River Rescue, PTA, and has been a member of the Western-Wayne NAACP for 20 years. He has been recognized for his legislative record by numerous groups.
He and his wife of 34 years, Gail, have two adult children, Melissa and Kyle, and two grandchildren, Mackenzie and Logan.
Glenn and his wife and grandchildren