About Annette Glenn
Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, is in her second term as a member of the state House of Representatives, representing families in parts of Bay and Midland counties. In 2020, she was reelected by a 17-point margin, winning 56 percent of the vote in Midland County and 66 percent in Bay County.
The first woman to represent the city of Midland in the state House, Annette was designated an “Extraordinary Woman of Midland County” by the Midland County Historical Society.
Rep. Glenn was also nominated for “House Member of the Year” by MIRS News, a state Capitol news service in Lansing, which cited her “leadership in flood recovery efforts following the collapse of the Edenville and Sanford dams, as well as her success in passing new laws to protect public school funding during the COVID-19 pandemic and save taxpayer money by establishing enhanced oversight over state agencies’ Information Technology contracts.”
As state representative for Bay and Midland counties, Annette works closely with Congressman John Moolenaar, state Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and Sen. Kevin Daley representing Bay County to honor our veterans and protect local taxpayers, schools, and businesses. As state Senator, she’ll make that same commitment to Saginaw County communities.
Representing Bay County in the state House for over three years, Annette also has a strong working partnership with Rep. Timmy Beeson, R-Bangor Township, to provide housing for Bay County veterans, increase funding for law enforcement, and ensure public safety and all the needs and concerns of families in the Bay City area are effectively addressed.
As a legislator, Annette has a proven track record of effective conservative leadership, standing up for limited government, lower taxes, individual freedom, and the strong community values that make our home and quality of life here in mid-Michigan such a blessing.
While never compromising her conservative Republican principles, she also has a proven record of working cooperatively with people of both parties toward what’s best for the people of mid-Michigan.
Based on Annette’s spirit of bipartisan cooperation, during her 2020 campaign for reelection to the House, she was endorsed by conservative Democratic elected officials in both Bay and Midland counties, such as former Bay County Commission chairman Mike Duranczyk.
Rep. Glenn was also endorsed by fellow state Rep. Karen Whitsett, D-Detroit, who told a national radio audience that Annette helped save her life after Rep. Whitsett contracted COVID.
“She puts others before herself,” Rep. Whitsett said. “It’s her entire community. When the floods hit, she was nonstop, helping her constituents in any way she could. I swear she doesn’t sleep.”
In her 2020 campaign for reelection to the state House, Annette was also endorsed by:
Right to Life of Michigan PAC
National Rifle Association
National Right to Work PAC
Citizens for Traditional Values
Michigan Farm Bureau
Michigan Corn Growers
Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Association of Michigan
National Federation of Independent Business
Michigan Freedom Fund
Michigan Realtors Association
Michigan Manufacturers Association
Michigan Retailers Association
This year, Annette’s running for the new District 35 state Senate seat (see map) to succeed Sen. Stamas, who’s term-limited, and put her record of effectiveness, conservative principles, and bipartisan cooperation to work for families in Bay, Midland, and Saginaw counties.
Annette was born on November 19, 1963, the 100th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. In this era of ever-expanding government, she draws inspiration and hope from Lincoln’s words, “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom.”
Annette was one of seven children of a nurse and a World War II veteran who became a county extension agent and later opened his own dental practice. She started work in her dad’s office at age 8, and that work ethic continued in high school. In addition to working for her dad, she cleaned hotel rooms and helped manage a drive-in theater.
Annette demonstrated the same work ethic, commitment, and self-discipline in athletics.
She was a high school state champion in the Mile Relay, and now she’s running to be our champion in the Michigan State Senate.
In college, Annette earned a degree in Public Administration while serving as state chair and national vice chair of College Republicans.
She was state chair of Youth for Reagan during President Reagan’s 1984 reelection campaign, and two years later, at age 23, was elected chair of her county Republican Party.
She later worked in legislative and Congressional offices and was paid staff for the late World War II hero and U.S. Sen. Bob Dole’s 1996 presidential campaign after he won the Republican nomination.
When children came along, Annette put politics aside to raise her five children, but she remained a long-time community, church, and Scouting volunteer in the Tri-Cities area. She and her husband, also an Eagle, raised four Eagle Scout sons.
Annette is currently a member or associate member of Midland 100, Midland Business Alliance and Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Auburn Williams Lions Club, American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, Blue Star Mothers, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and Whitetails Unlimited.
She is co-chair of the House Arts & Cultural Caucus and a member of the Education Caucus, Non-Profit Caucus, and Sportsmen’s Caucus.
Annette and her husband have operated several successful businesses, and they’ve lived continuously the last 24 years in zip code 48642 — Larkin Township, Williams Township, and now Midland. They celebrated their 39th anniversary this year and have five grown children and nine grandchildren.
Two of Annette’s passions
There is no issue about which Annette is more passionate than ensuring that those who’ve served our country in uniform receive the gratitude, honor, respect, and benefits they earned by their service.
She’s the daughter of a World War II Navy Seabee and the wife of an Army National Guard veteran, whose own father was a World War II Marine who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and two more years in the Pacific.
Her son-in-law Alejandro served seven years in the U.S. Army infantry, including a tour in Iraq, and is now on the Dean’s List and an ROTC cadet at Central Michigan, planning to return to military service as a career, and as an officer.
Annette is also committed to ensuring every child — regardless of income, race, or zip code — has access to a safe, quality education.
And especially after the experiences of the COVID pandemic, she wants parents to have as many possibilities and options as possible to meet the needs of each individual child, as she tried her best to do with her own children.
One of Annette’s sons graduated from Bay City Western in Auburn and took computer programming at the Bay-Arenac Career Center, going on to become a senior rocket propulsion technician for Virgin Orbit and now an electric vehicle engineer.
Another son was on the debate team and graduated from Midland High, after attending the Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy, and one was a state champion point guard at Midland’s Calvary Baptist Academy.
All of Annette’s children took classes at Delta College, including a son who earned an Associate’s Degree at age 16 and a daughter who graduated via a “dual enrollment” program between Delta and an online charter school. Her middle children also took classes at the Handley magnet school in Saginaw.
Three of Annette’s nephews graduated from Midland’s Dow High, and her niece — like Annette, a track and field standout — graduated from Midland County’s Bullock Creek High and now attends Saginaw Valley State University.
Annette’s message to voters
“As state Senator, I’ll be committed to working hard every day — with you and for you — to promote the best interests of all the families, schools, neighborhoods, and businesses in Bay, Midland, and Saginaw counties. I ask for your prayers and your vote in the August 2nd Republican primary and again in November. Thank you for your support!”
Rep. Annette Glenn
Communities in Senate District 35
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Linwood (south of Linwood Road)
Mt. Haley Twp
Buena Vista Twp
Paid for by Annette Glenn for State Senate, P.O. Box 1128 Midland, MI 48641