MIDLAND, Mich. -- Sen. Pat Colbeck, R-Canton, assistant chairman of the state Senate Republican Caucus and lead Senate sponsor of Michigan's historic new Right to Work legislation, Friday said during a fundraiser in Midland for Republican state House candidate Gary Glenn that Glenn "was instrumental in pointing us in the right direction toward passage of the Freedom to Work law."
Colbeck was at the Grand Traverse Pie Company in Midland to speak during a fundraiser for Glenn's campaign for the 98th District seat in the state House of Representative currently held by Rep. Jim Stamas, who is term-limited.
After Glenn shared with attendees his decades of leadership and experience with the Right to Work, healthcare reform, School Choice, agricultural, and family values issues, Colbeck quipped that Glenn "could probably speak longer than Ted Cruz did in his filibuster, because Gary knows all of these issues inside and out, and he can articulate them to effectively protect our rights and values."
"Gary is fearless. He has the values and experience we need in Lansing, and there is no one I have more confidence in to do the right thing," Colbeck said of Glenn. "With your support, when Gary gets into the House, I know great things will happen."
MIDLAND, Mich. -- Sen. Pat Colbeck, R-Canton, assistant chairman of the state Senate Republican Caucus and lead Senate sponsor of Michigan's historic new Right to Work legislation, Friday will visit Midland to speak on behalf of Larkin Township Republican Gary Glenn's candidacy for the state House of Representatives.
Glenn in 2011 was a founding board member of the Michigan Freedom to Work coalition that launched the successful drive to pass a new law banning compulsory union membership, which in addition to protecting employee freedom of choice is expected to help create jobs by attracting new business and industry to the state. Glenn is running for the 98th District state House seat being vacated next year by term-limited Rep. Jim Stamas, R-Midland.
"Sen. Colbeck is a highly principled, intelligent, and courageous public servant," Glenn said, "who believes as I do that no citizen of Michigan should be forced to give money to any private organization under threat of being discriminated against and fired. I’m honored to have his support, and as state representative for families in Bay and Midland counties, I’ll be honored to fight at his side to protect Michigan's new Freedom to Work law from union officials’ threatened attempt to repeal it.”
MIDLAND, Mich. -- Gary Glenn, a Larkin Township Republican and the only military veteran running next year for the 98th District seat in the state House of Representatives, said if elected he will honor the debt owed Michigan veterans by seeking to continue Midland County's leadership role in the legislative committees responsible for veterans' issues.
Glenn is running to succeed term-limited state Rep. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, who currently serves as chairman of the House Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs, while Sen. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, serves as chairman of the state Senate Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security.
"On Veterans Day, we should honor both Michigan veterans and the leadership role Midland County legislators have played in support of our veterans," Glenn said, "a record which -- as a veteran from a long ancestry of veterans who've honorably served our country in uniform -- I feel bound by duty to continue."
MIDLAND, Mich. – Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, the Fox News host and 2008 presidential candidate who spoke to over 650 area residents September 25th at the Valley Plaza Resort in Midland, announced he is endorsing Republican Gary Glenn of Larkin Township for the state House of Representatives seat being vacated next year by term-limited Rep. Jim Stamas, R-Midland. The 98th District seat represents the city of Midland and portions of Bay and Midland counties.
Glenn, who has served as president of the American Family Association of Michigan since leaving the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in 1999, praised Huckabee and welcomed his support.
“I was privileged to be among hundreds of Midland area residents last month who heard Gov. Huckabee hit it out of the park for the local Pregnancy Resource Center’s annual banquet,” Glenn said. “Everyone there was uplifted and came away knowing that Gov. Huckabee’s heart is for restoring fundamental American values and protecting our constitutional freedoms. I share those passions and am certainly honored, humbled, and blessed that he is sharing with me a part of the immense reservoir of good will he left here in Midland.”
MIDLAND, Mich. -- Rep. Mike Shirkey, R-Jackson, chairman of the Michigan Competitiveness Committee in the state House of Representatives and lead sponsor of last year's historic Right to Work legislation, Monday will visit Midland to endorse the state House candidacy of Larkin Township Republican Gary Glenn.
Glenn in 2011 was a founding board member of the Michigan Freedom to Work coalition, which launched the successful drive to pass a new law banning compulsory union membership and which is expected to help create jobs by attracting new business and industry to the state. Glenn is running for the 98th District state House seat being vacated next year by term-limited Rep. Jim Stamas, R-Midland.
MIDLAND, Mich. -- Gary Glenn, Larkin Township, a Republican candidate in 2014 for the 98th District state House of Representatives seat being vacated next year by term-limited Rep. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, Wednesday announced that his candidacy has been endorsed by a majority of the all-Republican Midland County Board of Commissioners: Nicolas Finley, Richard Keenan, James Leigeb, and Dan McGillivray.