Glenn Anderson, Michigan Senator
|Running for U.S. House|
|Date of primary||August 7, 2012|
|General election||November 6, 2012|
|Michigan State Senate District 6|
|2007 - present|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2006|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 terms (8 years)|
|Michigan House of Representatives|
|2000 – 2006|
|Westland City Council|
|1991 – 2000|
|Birthday||February 8, 1954|
|Place of birth||Carthage, Tennessee|
Anderson attended Michigan-Dearborn and Wayne State University.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Anderson has been appointed to these committees:
- Appropriations, Vice Chair
- Fiscal Agency Board of Governors
- Subcommittee on Capital Outlay
- Subcommittee on Community Colleges, Vice Chair
- Subcommittee on Transportation
- Subcommittee on the Department of Corrections, Vice Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Anderson served on these committees:
Key votes of 2009-2010
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- Super Speedway, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXTEND A SPECIAL TAX PERK for a super speedway.
- Driver Responsibility Fees, Lawmakers voting on whether TO IMPOSE 'driver responsibility fees.'
- Crony Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether TO RESTRICT THE RIGHT of shareholders to sell their own stock.
- Golf Carts, Lawmakers voting on whether TO SUBSIDIZE the production of electric vehicle batteries.
- Home Court Disadvantage, Lawmakers voting on whether TO GIVE MORE TAXING POWER to local government in Kalamazoo so it can finance a taxpayer-subsidized sports arena.
- Mandate Beer Keg Buyer’s Tags, Lawmakers voting on whether TO MANDATE beer keg buyer's tags.
- Remonumentation of State Border, Lawmakers voting on whether to appropriate funds up to $500,000 for remonumentation of the Michigan-Indiana border.
- Fire Safe Cigarettes, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN the sale of cigarettes that are not "fire safe."
- Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs, Lawmakers voting on whether TO EXPAND DUTIES of and rename government's Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs.
- Balancing Act, Lawmakers voting on a budget to CUT REVENUE SHARING PAYMENTS to local governments as a way to balance the state budget without raising taxes.
- Balancing Act 2, Lawmakers voting on a cut of less than 3 percent to K-12 school aid payments so as to balance the state budget without tax increases.
- A Good Tax Gone Bad?, Lawmakers voting on the Michigan Business Tax.
- It’s From the Children, Lawmakers voting on whether to RAID $90 MILLION from the Michigan Higher Education Student Loan Authority.
- Don’t Blame Canada, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN Canadian trash from Michigan landfills.
- Left Behind, Lawmakers voting on whether TO FINANCE "No Worker Left Behind" with a 59.9 percent increase in general fund spending in the 2009 DELEG budget.
- Politically Correct Capitalism, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE SUBSIDIES for plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
- Politically Correct Capitalism 2, Lawmakers voting on whether to GIVE SUBSIDIES for Michigan film production.
- Politically Correct Capitalism 3, Lawmakers voting on whether to INCREASE ELECTRIC CAR SUBSIDIES for a subsidiary of a Korean battery company.
- Grapes of Wrath, Lawmakers voting on whether TO BAN home shipment of beer and wine to Michigan consumers.
- Subsidize Manufacture of Electric Cars, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a refundable Michigan Business Tax credit for makers of plug-in traction battery packs used in electric cars.
- Authorize Special Tax Breaks for Ethanol Gas Stations, Lawmakers voting on whether to authorize a non-refundable Michigan Business Tax credit equal to 30 percent of the costs incurred by a gas station to convert existing pumps and tanks, or acquire new ones that deliver E85 ethanol or biodiesel fuel.
- Presidential Privileges, Lawmakers voting on whether to require state workers to either work on President's Day or take the day off as an unpaid holiday.
- See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010
Anderson won re-election to the 6th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Republican John Pastor in the November 2 general election.
|Michigan State Senate, District 6 General election (2010)|
|Glenn Anderson (D)||46,471|
|John Pastor (R)||37,001|
Anderson raised $754,531 for his campaign.
|Michigan State Senate, District 6|
|Glenn Anderson (D)||52,500|
|Laura Toy (R)||47,596|
In 2006 Glenn Anderson collected $754,531 in donations. 
His two largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Senate Democratic Fund of Michigan||$511,723|
|Citizens for Glenn Anderson||$20,000|
Glenn is married to Gail Anderson. They have two children and reside in Westland, Michigan.
- Senator Anderson's campaign website
- Official Michigan State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart summary
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Voting record from Michigan Votes
- Senator Anderson's campaign facebook
- Senator Anderson's campaign twitter
- Anderson's campaign flickr
- Michigan Senate Democrats facebook
- "Michigan Senate" List of Standing Committees
- Michigan Live "State Senator Glenn Anderson running for Congress in 13th District, may face John Conyers," October 27, 2011
- Michigan State Senate official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Anderson's 2008 campaign contributions
- 2006 contributors to Glenn Anderson
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