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DISTRICT Rep. Gary Glenn was first elected to the Michigan House in November 2014. He represents the 98th District, which includes portions of Bay and Midland counties. Within Bay County, Glenn represents the cities of Auburn and Pinconning, Linwood, and the townships of Beaver, Fraser, Garfield, Gibson, Mount Forest, Pinconning, and Williams. In Midland County, the district includes the city of Midland, the village of Sanford, and the townships of Midland, Homer, Jerome, Larkin, Lee and Lincoln.
Glenn is chair of the House Energy Committee in his second term of being on the panel. He also was named to a second term on the Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. Glenn additionally serves on the Communications and Technology, and Insurance committees.
EDUCATION Glenn received his bachelor’s degree in political science with honors from Lenoir-Rhyne University.
PROFESSIONAL Glenn is the owner of Glenn Enterprises, a commercial real estate and political and public relations consulting business. He has also served as president of the American Family Association of Michigan since 1999.
PUBLIC OFFICE AND AFFILIATIONS Glenn served eight years in the U.S. Army Reserves and Army National Guard, including Midland’s 1460th Transportation Company, and earned two U.S. Army Reserve Component Achievement Medals. He is a member of Midland’s American Legion Post 165 and chairman of the state affiliate of Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors. He was a co-author of the Marriage Protection Amendment constitutionally defining marriage as only between one man and one woman, which was passed by voters in 2004 and upheld in 2014 by the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. In 2011, he was a founding board member of the Michigan Freedom to Work coalition that launched the successful and historic effort to prohibit compulsory union membership or financial support in Michigan. In the 1980s, he led the successful effort to enact the same legislation in Idaho, for which he and Oscar-winning actor Charlton Heston, who grew up in mid-Michigan, were named co-recipients of the Center for the Study of Market Alternatives’ 1987 “Freedom Fighter of the Year” award. Glenn served as president of School Choice YES!, in which capacity he promoted the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s “Universal Tuition Tax Credit” as a means of empowering parents of all income levels to choose the best and safest schools for their children. He later worked as School Choice project director on the Mackinac Center staff itself. Glenn was elected to two terms as a Republican county commissioner in the early ‘90s. He was named a “Hometown Hero” by Focus on the Family’s Citizen magazine and “Statesman of the Year” by a Focus state affiliate. After authoring the first Health Savings Account plan in America for local county employees, he was invited to testify before Congress, was featured in a news conference by Republican members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, was described by a U.S. House committee’s senior policy director as a national “pioneer” in free market health care reform, and was cited during U.S. Senate floor debate on the Kennedy-Kassebaum Health Care Reform legislation. He also served as executive vice president of a statewide agricultural trade association. Glenn is a member of Midland Baptist Church, the National Rifle Association, and was a founding board member of the new Midland Optimist Club.
PERSONAL Gary and his wife Annette live in Larkin Township and celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary in 2016. They have five children and four grandchildren.
PHONE: 517-373-1791 EMAIL: GaryGlenn@house.mi.gov