Rep. Annette Glenn is dedicated to serving you, your family, and all the people of Bay and Midland counties. Learn about her positions on important issues below.
Click the photos below for further details on each issue.
Recovering from Flood Damage
When the Edenville and Sanford dams failed, the damage done to thousands of our friends and neighbors was devastating, and Rep. Glenn took firm and decisive action to help those impacted. She sponsored legislation to bring $6 million in state flood relief to our communities. She led bipartisan demands for an independent investigation into the dam failures. And she organized volunteers to join her in personally helping flood victims clean out their homes. As one Midland flood victim wrote Annette: “If you work as hard for the state as you did in my house, we are in great hands.”
COVID-19 — Saving Lives and Livelihoods
Since COVID-19 surfaced, Rep. Glenn has worked tirelessly with state, community, and business leaders, healthcare professionals, and her constituents to ensure we’re doing all we can to save both lives and livelihoods. She successfully pressured state bureaucrats to retract their threat against doctors prescribing certain drugs to treat COVID-19.
Dr. John Pfenninger of Midland, nationally-known physician and long-time medical columnist for the Midland Daily News, wrote:
“Glenn’s actions may have indeed saved many lives.”
Lower Car Insurance Costs
Last year, Gov. Whitmer signed bipartisan auto insurance reform into law, reducing automobile insurance premiums for all Michigan drivers, which — before COVID-19 and the recent floods — was Rep. Glenn’s highest priority as a candidate and first-term legislator. Annette will continue to work with the governor and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to confront the tough challenges we’re all facing together.
Our children’s future success is one of Rep. Glenn’s highest priorities in Lansing. She supports every child’s right to a quality education, to prepare future leaders for successful lives and our state for a brighter future. She voted for a record-high state budget of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools, increasing per-pupil funding for every student in Michigan by $120 to $240. And just as all parents did during the COVID-19 school closures, she strongly supports parents’ right to choose the method of education they think best and safest for their children as the new school year begins. At right with her Bay City Western graduate son, now a senior rocket propulsion technician, Annette also has a son who graduated from Midland High, one who played on the state champion basketball team at Calvary Baptist, a daughter who graduated through an online “dual enrollment” program with Delta, and a nephew who graduated from Dow.
Public Safety, Police, and the 2nd Amendment
The 2nd Amendment right to protect our life, liberty, family, and property has been guaranteed to every American citizen since our nation’s founding. As chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police, Rep. Glenn fights to ensure law-abiding Americans remain free to exercise their Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Annette also supports the brave police officers and sheriff’s deputies in Bay and Midland counties who protect and serve our communities. At left with Midland Police Chief Nicole Ford, Annette firmly opposes radical demands to “defund” our state and local police.
The Right to Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness has been a founding principle of our nation since its birth in 1776.
Rep. Glenn firmly believes this unalienable right — with which the Declaration of Independence says we’ve all been “endowed by our Creator” — truly applies to all Americans, including children not yet born. That’s Annette with her youngest grandchild.
Click the photo to learn why Annette is proud to be endorsed by Right to Life of Michigan, and why protecting the lives of prenatal children is an issue on which voters couldn’t have a clearer choice this November.
Repeal the Pension Tax
Retirement is something that requires years of hard work, saving, and planning. Michigan senior citizens for decades have made retirement plans with the understanding that the state would not tax their pension funds. Rep. Glenn supports repeal of the unfair state Pension Tax on seniors.
The price of prescription drugs is continuously rising and a huge problem that many face throughout our state. Rep. Glenn believes we must ensure families in Bay and Midland counties have access to affordable prescription drugs. She’ll also vote to protect health insurance coverage for patients with preexisting conditions.
Before the COVID-19 public health crisis, Michigan had seen a dramatic economic turnaround since 2008. Employment was at its highest level since 2005, and our state’s economy was growing, providing better and higher-paying jobs in all kinds of industries. Rep. Glenn will continue to work to safely reopen and rebuild our economy so breadwinners in Bay and Midland counties can return to their jobs and feed their families.
Rep. Glenn supports continuing to fix Michigan’s roads, bridges, and other failing infrastructure without raising taxes. She knows that in the Automobile Capital of the World, we must ensure our own roads and bridges are safe to drive.
Right to Work
Rep. Glenn strongly supports Michigan’s Right to Work law, a civil rights protection that makes it illegal to discriminate against and fire employees who choose not to join a union or give money to union officials who would use their money to push political causes they oppose. Annette will stand firm against any attempt to repeal this guarantee of individual freedom and rights of conscience on the job. In contrast, the Democratic candidate publicly vows that if elected, she’ll vote to repeal Right to Work, once again forcing employees in unionized workplaces to “pay up or be fired.”
Writing our State Budget
Rep. Glenn serves on the House Appropriations Committee and on five Appropriations subcommittees, chairing the Subcommittee on Military & Veterans Affairs and State Police, and vice-chairing two others. She’s well-versed on the financial needs our state budget must meet for Michigan citizens.
Rep. Glenn believes that in a state surrounded by 21 percent of the fresh water supply in the entire world, Michigan must be able to provide clean water to its residents.
Annette enjoyed a laugh with local veterans after speaking at the Veterans Day ceremony last November. As chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military & Veterans Affairs, she works hard to ensure that our veterans receive the benefits they’ve rightly earned, and that the Michigan National Guard has the resources it needs to fulfill its mission at home and abroad. As the wife, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, and mother-in-law of veterans who served during World War II, the Gulf War, and the Iraq War, she knows the difficulties veterans and their families face and is committed to meeting their needs.
Human Trafficking and Sexual Abuse
Rep. Glenn is deeply concerned about human trafficking, especially since the FBI reports that Michigan has the second highest number of trafficking incidents in the nation and identifies I-75 — portions of which run through our state House district — as a “trafficking corridor.” And following the sexual abuse scandal at Michigan State, Annette introduced legislation to permanently revoke the license of any healthcare professional convicted of sexual abuse under the pretext of providing medical treatment, which passed the House with near-unanimous bipartisan support, 108 to 1.
Mental health is an important component of everyone’s health, but one that’s often overlooked. Rep. Glenn has always supported mental health initiatives beneficial to the people of Bay and Midland counties.
Rep. Glenn knows that literacy is is essential to a child’s ability to learn and succeed in life. If a student isn’t able to read by 4th grade, up to half of all they’re taught won’t be learned or retained. Annette is strongly committed to ensuring we don’t let students fail before they’ve even truly begun to learn.
Protecting Free Speech
Our First Amendment free speech rights are essential to our democracy, and without them, we will have lost one of America’s core founding principles. Rep. Glenn will continue to defend your right to free speech, because your voice matters. All our voices matter.
Agriculture’s $100 billion annual economy is the second largest industry in Michigan, which makes it a priority for families in the more rural areas of Bay and Midland counties. Rep. Glenn has been an associate member of Michigan Farm Bureau for nearly two decades and is proud to be endorsed by Farm Bureau and Michigan Corn Growers. She was also endorsed by Michigan Milk Producers in 2018. At left, Midland County “master farmer” Clark Gerstacker gave Annette a tour last year of his fifth-generation farming operation.
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