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Sowerby, William (D)

State Representative District 31
Office: N795 HOB
Term: First
Phone: (517) 373-0159
Home Address: 37860 Saddle Lane, Clinton Township, MI 48036
Seat Number: 59
Standing Committees: Legislative Council(VC), Natural Resources(VC), Education Reform, Judiciary
(C) = Chair, (VC) = Vice Chair

CB - Capitol Building,  FB - Farnum Building,  HOB - House Office Building 


Rep. Bill Sowerby was elected to his first term in November 2016. Prior to becoming state representative, he served four terms on the Macomb County Board of Commissioners in 1989 and was elected to the post of Clinton Township Treasurer in 1996, serving through November 2016.

As Treasurer, Sowerby served on the Clinton Township Board of Trustees. He also chaired the Township’s Budget, Ways and Means Committee, the Ambulance Committee, the Refuse Committee and the Transportation Committee. He also served as Treasurer of the Township’s Police and Fire Pension Board, and also as Clinton Township’s appointee on the 41-B District Court Council as well as the Grosse Pointes Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority.


Rep. Sowerby previous worked in automotive sales

To read the MIRS biography for Rep. Sowerby, click here.


He attended St. Gertrude Elementary, then Lake Shore High School before graduating from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.


He has been married for 20 years to Martha Higgins and has one son.


Since 2000, Rep. Sowerby served as Chair of the Annual Clinton Township Community Blood Drive and has also served as a local coordinator for Green Michigan, a nonprofit organization that seeks to keep the environment a priority.


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