Glenn S. Anderson (Dist. 12)
Commissioner Glenn S. Anderson, a Democrat, was sworn in as a member of the Wayne County Commission in January 2016 and was elected for his first full term in November of 2016. He serves on the Committee on Ways & Means, the Committee on Health & Human Services, is the vice-chair of the the Committee on Economic Development, and also chair of the Special Committee on the Criminal Justice Complex.
A veteran of local and state government, Anderson previously served for eight years as a State Senator (2007-14), six years as a State Representative (2001-06) and nine years as a member of the Westland City Council (1991-2000), and was also a member of the Wayne County Ethics Board.
As a state legislator, Anderson's focus centered on ending bullying in schools, protecting children, reforming the redistricting process and strengthening both consumer protection and government transparency. His legislative service was recognized by numerous organizations. Anderson received the Hero of Breast Cancer Award from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and also was named Legislator of the Year by Michigan Chiefs of Police, Police Officers Association of Michigan and the Michigan Hemophilia Association. He also was a member of the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators as well as the Council of State Governments Great Lakes Caucus.
In addition to his service in elected positions, Commissioner Anderson has been deeply involved in the community, holding membership in numerous commissions, associations and civic organizations. Not only is he a former Jaycee, he has also been involved with the Westland Goodfellows, Western Wayne NAACP, Churchill High School PTA and many other charitable and community organizations.
Prior to his career in public service, Anderson was employed by Ford Motor Co., and has been a member of the United Auto Workers since 1972. He is also a licensed Realtor. He and his wife, Gail, have lived in Westland since 1978. They have two adult children, Melissa and Kyle, and three grandchildren, Mackenzie, Logan and Luellyn.
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