Glenn Anderson, Michigan Senator

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Glenn Anderson
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Michigan Senate District 6
Incumbent
Assumed office
2006
Current term ends
2010
Political party Democrat
Profession Legislator
Website Senate site
Glenn Anderson has been a Democratic member of the Michigan State Senate since 2006 with his term expiring in 2010. He currently serves as Assistant Minority Floor Leader. Before becoming a Senator, Anderson was a member of the Michigan House of Representatives from 2000 to 2006 and was a member of the Westland City Council from 1991 to 2000. Anderson has worked for the Ford Motor Company and is a member of the United Auto Workers.

Anderson attended Michigan-Dearborn and Wayne State University.

Committee assignments

Anderson serves on these committees:

District 6

Thomas represents Michigan Senate District 6. District 6 includes the Detroit suburbs of Garden City, Livonia, Redford Township, and Westland[2].


Elections

2010

See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2010

Anderson ran for re-election to the 6th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. John Pastor is running for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.


2008

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

2006

In 2006 Glenn Anderson collected $754,531 in donations. [5]

His two largest contributors in 2006 were:

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

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.


Personal

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

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Preceded by
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Michigan State Senate District 6
2006–present
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