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Glenn, Gary (R)State Representative District 98
Rep. Glenn was first elected to the House in 2014. Glenn won his primary with 51 percent of vote overcoming a late infusion of $50,000 from the Great Lakes Education Project to his opponent. Glenn moved on to win the general election 56 to 44 percent over Democrat Joan Brausch. Glenn was elected to two terms as a Republican county commissioner in the early ‘90s in the state of Idaho.
A conservative activist and former U.S. Senate candidate, Rep. Glenn was president of the American Family Association and was a co-author of the 2004 ballot proposal that defined marriage as a relationship between one-man and one-woman. He also promoted a tuition tax credit proposal in 1998 known as School Choice Yes!
Glenn is the owner of Glenn Enterprises, a commercial real estate and political and public relations consulting business. Rep. Glenn was also a founder of the Michigan Freedom To Work coalition.
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Rep. Glenn holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science with honors from Lenoir-Rhyne University.
Rep. Glenn and his wife, Annette, live in Larkin Township and have been married 31 years in 2014. They have five children and four grandchildren.
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 and was featured in a news conference by Republican members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee.
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