ANNETTE GLENN. Wife, mother, grandmother, and church, community, and Scouting volunteer with a bachelor's degree in Public Administration, who has also been a conservative Republican activist and leader for over 30 years.
Annette has been known throughout her life as a high energy performer who brings an optimistic "can do" attitude to any challenge she takes on. She has the heart of a champion, and it runs in her blood. Her grandfather qualified for the Olympics, running with the men immortalized by the movie, Chariots of Fire. Her father was a state champion in four events. And Annette was a state champion in the mile relay, later competing as an NCAA Division I sprinter.
Annette started her first job at age eight, working in her father's dental office. By the time she entered high school, she was working three jobs and has paid her own way ever since, owning and operating multiple businesses with her husband Gary over the last three decades.
Annette was inspired in her youth by the pride, patriotism, and optimism of Ronald Reagan. She was elected as College Republican chair at Boise State University, state chair of College Republicans, in which position she also served on the state Republican Party executive committee, and was elected nationwide as vice-chair of the College Republican National Committee. She was the only female member of a College Republican delegation to an international conservative youth conference in Africa in the 1980s, besting her male companions with the highest marksmanship score during their visit to the rifle range at a South African Air Force base.
She served as state chair of Youth for Reagan in 1984 and was elected county Republican Party chair at age 23. She also served a state Senate internship while still in college and attended the 1984 Republican National Convention that nominated President Reagan for his second term.
Before turning her attentions exclusively to raising five children, Annette worked on staff in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., and managed campaigns for Congress, Lt. Governor, state Supreme Court, and multiple state House and Senate campaigns. She was also a paid staff member of former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole's presidential campaign.
More recently, she has served as a Midland County Republican precinct delegate and volunteered for the campaigns of Midland County Probate Judge Doreen Allen and on the 2012, 2014, and 2016 campaigns of her husband, state Rep. Gary Glenn.
She currently serves on the board of directors of a demographic analytics and marketing think tank, and she is also a long-time Scouting volunteer and the mother of four Eagle Scout sons. She's also served as volunteer treasurer for the Midland Flames boys basketball team and the Fleet Feet youth track team.
In 2016, Annette attended House committee meetings daily in Lansing and sat every day on the House floor with her husband during the five months he underwent chemotherapy for cancer, gaining in-depth knowledge on legislative issues facing Michigan and building relationships with lawmakers with whom she'll serve as state representative.
While Gary was recovering, she attended dozens of local township meetings and community events on her husband's behalf, again building relationships with the local leaders with whom she'll work closely as our next state representative.
Throughout her life, Annette has been a leader who has demonstrated passionate commitment to the conservative principles of our Constitution and standing up for limited government, lower taxes, individual freedom, and strong family and community values.
Annette and Gary have five grown children who have attended and/or earned degrees from Midland High, Bay City Western, Calvary Baptist Academy, and Delta College. They also have six grandchildren, five of whom, she says thankfully, live in Michigan. She is committed to promoting policies that will make Michigan attractive to new plant sites and other entrepreneurs and industries that will provide the jobs needed to bring all our children home.
Pictured are Annette and her second son, who played two years of football at Bay City Western, competed in computer programming at the Bay Arenac Career Center, and is now a rocket propulsion technician in the aerospace industry.