Lansing, Mich. -- The Michigan House of Representatives took 504 roll call votes in 2015, according to official legislative records compiled by MichiganVotes.org, a project of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a free market think tank headquartered in Midland.
First-term state Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, didn't miss a single one.
Glenn said posting "perfect attendance" is a habit he formed at a young age.
"I remember winning 'perfect attendance' awards in school," Glenn said. "Hitting that mark is obviously more important now, because it means showing up to do the job I was elected to do. I'm the only vote that nearly 90,000 citizens of Michigan have in the state House of Representatives. Even if not everyone agrees with how I vote on each and every issue, it's my duty to show up and make sure the 98th District's vote is counted each and every time."
"Thankfully, with the blessings of good health, a reliable car, and a supportive family, that's a standard I was able to uphold throughout the first twelve months I've represented Bay and Midland county residents in Lansing," he said. "It's my intention to maintain that record however long voters see fit to keep me on the job."
Glenn also said that he has not missed any meetings of the four committees on which he serves, including the House Energy Policy Committee, on which Glenn serves as vice-chairman and has emerged as a leader on what's widely viewed as the most complex issue in Lansing. He's also a member of the Commerce and Trade, Military and Veterans Affairs, and Tax Policy committees, each of which typically meets once a week when the House is in session.