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Ananich, Jim (D)

State Senator District 27
Office: S-105 Capitol Building
Term: Final
Phone: (517) 373-0142
Email: senjananich@senate.michigan.gov
Home Address: 923 Maxine Street, Flint, MI 48503
Website: https://senatedems.com/ananich/
Seat Number: 35
Standing Committees: Government Operations(VC), Fiscal Agency Governing Board
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

BB - Binsfeld Building,  BT - Boji Tower,  CB - Capitol Building,  HOB - House Office Building  


POLITICAL CAREER

A former president of the Flint City Council and a Flint school teacher who lost to former Rep. Lee Gonzales in the 2004 primary by a mere 137 votes. Rep. Ananich won out the 49th House District in the 2010 Democratic primary against three other Democratic candidates. In 2013, Ananich won the special election to replace Sen. John Gleason.  In 2014 Sen. Ananich was selected by his Democratic colleagues to serve as Senate Minority Leader.  

WORK EXPERIENCE

Senator Ananich served for four years on the Flint City Council, including one year as president. While on the city council, he voted to cut his own pay by 15 percent and refused to take any council perks.

To read MIRS biography of Sen. Ananich, click here.

EDUCATION

Senator Ananich graduated from Flint Central High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in political economics from Michigan State University, as well as a secondary education certificate in social studies. He also earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Michigan-Flint.

PERSONAL

Senator Ananich and his wife, Andrea, make their home in Flint, where they were both born and raised.

LEAD STAFF PERSON:

John Mulcrome
jmulcrome@senate.michigan.gov

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