Glenn Anderson, Michigan Senator

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Glenn Anderson
Michigan State Senate District 6
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 8
Base salary$71,865/year
Per diem$10,800/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Michigan House of Representatives
2000 – 2006
Westland City Council
1991 – 2000
Date of birthFebruary 8, 1954
Place of birthCarthage, Tennessee
Office website
Campaign website
Glenn Anderson is a Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate, representing District 6 since January 1, 2007. He lost his 2012 campaign for the U.S. House representing the 13th Congressional District of Michigan.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Anderson served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Appropriations, Vice-chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Anderson served on these Michigan State Senate 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:



See also: Michigan's 13th congressional district elections, 2012

Anderson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Michigan's 13th District. He was defeated by incumbent John Conyers, Jr. in August 7 the Democratic primary.[2]

Michigan's 13th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Conyers, Jr. 55.4% 38,371
Glenn Anderson 18.2% 12,586
Shanelle Jackson 12.6% 8,708
Bert Johnson 10% 6,928
John Goci 3.8% 2,664
Total Votes 69,257


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)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Glenn Anderson (D) 46,471
John Pastor (R) 37,001


On November 07, 2006, Anderson ran for District 6 of the Michigan State Senate, beating Laura Toy. [3]

Anderson raised $754,531 for his campaign.[4]

Michigan State Senate, District 6
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Glenn Anderson (D) 52,500
Laura Toy (R) 47,596

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Anderson's reports.[5]

Glenn Anderson (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[6]March 31, 2012$56,473.79$69,414.57$(51,420.32)$74,468.04
Running totals


In 2010, Anderson received $403,285 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]


In 2006 Glenn Anderson collected $754,531 in donations. [8]

His two largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Senate Democratic Fund of Michigan $511,723
Citizens for Glenn Anderson $20,000


Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[9]

January 2011 - March 2012

Glenn Anderson received a 14% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[9]


Glenn is married to Gail Anderson. They have two children and reside in Westland, Michigan.

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