Rep. William Sowerby

(D-Clinton Township)
3 Terms
House District 31
795 HOB
Official Website

Biographical Information

Home Address: 37860 Saddle Lane, Clinton Township, MI  48036
(586) 286-9762
Born: September 16, 1956 in Saint Clair Shores
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Martha Higgins
Children: Brad Sowerby
Education: Wayne State University, B.A. in Psychology and Sociology, 1974 - 1978; Lake Shore H.S., Saint Clair Shores, 1974 Graduate
Employment/Military Record: Automotive Sales Rep, 1979-1996
Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed):
Michigan House 31st District 2020
General Vote: 26,202 of 46,566 (56%)
Primary Vote: 6,300 of 10,985 (57%)
Campaign Finance Reports

Michigan House 31st District 2018
General Vote: 20,791 of 34,716 (59%)
Primary Vote: 5,474 of 9,745 (56%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, AFSCME Council 25, County Road Association of Michigan, Michigan Association for Justice, AFL-CIO, Detroit Regional Chamber, Michigan Realtors, Sierra Club, American Federation of Teachers-Michigan

Michigan House 31st District 2016
General Vote: 22,735 of 40,485 (56%)
Primary Vote: 4,561 of 5,824 (78%)
Campaign Finance Reports
Endorsements: Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan; Michigan League of Conservation Voters, AFSCME, Michigan AFL-CIO, the County Road Association of Michigan RUSH-PACn, Michigan Realtors RPAC, Michigan Education Association, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, Michigan Laborers' District Council

Other Offices: State Representative, District 31, served 2017 - present; Treasurer, Charter Township of Clinton, served 1996-2016; Macomb County Commissioner, served 1989-1996
Political Activities: Member, Michigan Democratic Party; Executive Board, Macomb County Democratic Party; past organizer, Macomb County Charter Commission petition drive; past Board of Directors, SMART (regional bus transportation service); past Board of Directors, Grosse Pointes Clinton Refuse Disposal Authority
Community Activities: Member, Mount Clemens Optimist Club; past Chairperson, Clinton Township Community Blood Drive; senior member, Clinton Valley Kiwanis Club; member, Macomb County Historical Society;
Religion: Christian

Committee Assignments
Key Legislative Staff
Ben Poulson, Legislative Aide/Policy Services
Adam Russell, Legislative Aide/Constituent Services

Sponsored Legislation
HB 310
Green Infrastructure Policies
HB 4062
FInancial Disclosure
HB 4069
Healthy Michigan
HB 4169
HB 4170
Oil Spills
HB 4442
HB 4456
Waste Regulation
HB 4515
Payday Lending
HB 4564
Kindergarten Attendance
HB 4769
Asbestos Emissions Program
HB 4771
HB 5079
Wolf Management
HB 5215
Gender Neutral Language
HB 5389
Conservation and Efficiency
HB 5403
Mobile Home Parks
HB 5834
State Employee Retirement
HB 5852
Boards of Edcuation
HB 5917
Arrest Records
HB 5986
Sexually Explicit Material
HB 6096
Housing Insurance
HB 6115
Hazardous Substance
HB 6359
Public Utilities
HR 310
Green Infrastructure Policies
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