Glenn S. Anderson was elected to his second term in the Michigan State Senate in November 2010 to represent the people of the 6th Senate district, which includes the communities of Garden City, Livonia, Redford Township, and Westland. Anderson serves as the Democratic Vice-Chair or the Senate Appropriations Committee and on the four related sub committees of Capitol Outlay, Community Colleges, Corrections and Transportation. Prior to his election to the Senate, Anderson represented Michigan’s 18th District in the Michigan House of Representatives for six years. Before beginning his tenure in the legislature, Anderson served as Councilman for the City of Westland for nine years.
Throughout his tenure in public service, Anderson has been committed to fiscally responsible government, insuring the continuation of vital services while maintaining a balanced budget. His legislative priorities include consumer protection, election reform, protecting our children, quality healthcare, and insurance accountability and affordability.
Senator Anderson believes that building strong communities is essential to building a stronger Michigan. Over the years Senator Anderson has been active in a number of local organizations including the Jaycees, Goodfellows, Rotary, Civitans, Kiwanis, Rouge River Rescue, Churchill High School PTA, Western Wayne NAACP, and the Westland Hockey Association. Anderson was chosen as “Legislator of the Year” by the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, the Police Officers Association of Michigan, the Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan and has been recognized by numerous organizations for his legislative work including the Michigan Association of School Psychologists, and the Michigan Municipal League. Anderson is also an alumnus of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ BILLD and Toll Fellowships.
Before entering public service, Anderson was employed by Ford Motor Company, and has been a member of the UAW since 1972. He has also been a licensed Realtor since 1979. He and his wife Gail have made Westland their home since 1978. They have two adult children, Melissa and Kyle, and two grandchildren, Mackenzie and Logan.