The Nov. 6 general elections will see two women facing off to represent the 98th House District. During Tuesday's primary election, Republican Annette Glenn easily outdistanced fellow Republican Carl Hamann by a count of 6,001 to 4,528.
"I'm honored to have the support of the wonderful citizens of Bay and Midland counties. I look forward to working hard the next three months and earning their respect and continued support," Glenn said.
In Midland County, Glenn earned 4,778 votes while Hamann received 3,449 votes. In Bay County , 1,223 voters went with Glenn and 1,079 filled in Hamann's ballot.
"My campaign will focus on the hometown values shared by most families in our district regardless of party. For example: car insurance reform, improving 3rd grade reading skills, and reducing the unnecessary tax burden on Michigan families," Glenn added.
Glenn now faces Democrat Sarah Schulz to represent the district that encompasses the towns of Midland, Auburn and Pinconning. It also includes Homer, Jerome, Larkin, Lee, Lincoln and Midland townships in Midland County along with Beaver, Fraser, Garfield, Gibson, Mount Forest, Pinconning and Williams townships in Bay County.
Both Glenn and Schulz are making their initial runs for elected office.
Inspired by President Ronald Reagan, Glenn served as college Republican chair at Boise State University, state chair of College Republicans and was elected as vice-chair of the College Republican National Committee. She holds a bachelor's degree in public administration from Boise State.
Glenn 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 in college and attended the 1984 Republican National Convention that nominated Reagan for his second term.
Schulz has spent 17 years in the non-profit field and currently serves as vice president for human services at City Year, an education-focused nonprofit organization with 28 locations and more than 5,000 staff.
Over the last year, Schulz has been a founding member and currently acts as a volunteer leader of the 1,400-member Woman of Michigan Action Network.
Schulz holds a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in human resources and labor relations, both from Michigan State University.