Legislative Profile

Legislative Profile

Glenn Anderson


  • Ranking Minority Member,
    House Education Appropriations & Oversight
  • Assistant Ranking Member,
    House K-12 Education
  • Technology, Energy & Communications

Glenn Anderson

Glenn has served six terms since 2000 representing the communities of Issaquah, Sammamish, Snoqualmie Valley, Maple Valley and parts of Renton. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Alabama, with a minor in political science and a concentration in international trade economics.  He is an executive management consultant with over 25 years of experience in corporate finance and marketing. Glenn is an avid historian and enjoys archaeology, astronomy, earth sciences and soccer.

During his tenure in the state Legislature he has served in a number of leadership roles; in 2004 he served as Minority Floor Leader responsible for policy debate and parliamentary procedure. In 2006, he served as president of the intergovernmental and public/private sector U.S.-Canadian Pacific Northwest Economic Region consisting of the five U.S. northwestern states and four western Canadian provinces.  In 2007, he was awarded the “Washington General” designation for outstanding civic service to the state.  

Key responsibilities and activities summary:


Higher Education – Policy development, budget evaluation and management oversight of the state’s six four-year universities, 34 two-year community colleges and workforce training programs comprising $1.5 billion in annual expenditures. He serves on the Life Sciences Discovery Funding Board overseeing $26 million in bioscience research grants that have generated $200 million in funding to 40 companies.   

K-12 Education –
Policy development, budget evaluation and management oversight of the state’s  K-12 school system comprising $6.5 billion in annual expenditures. He successfully co-led a bipartisan K-12 education comprehensive financial reform legislative agenda enacted into law in 2009. Glenn’s priorities include: promoting rigorous globally competitive learning standards, curriculum quality (specifically, mathematics and science curriculum to increase the STEM-ready proficiency) and graduation achievement testing standards.

Ways & Means – Oversight of budget funding allocations, budget accounting standards, information technology infrastructure investments and agency performance audit reviews on the state’s $32 billion biennial budget. Selected initiatives include: reform of the emergency first responder and preparedness communications networks after 9/11, reform of the state’s capital budget accounting and debt management practices and performance audits on the effectiveness of state’s transportation infrastructure (road, rail, air and marine) investments.

Economic Development –
Additional initiatives to encourage private-sector job creation including port district and freight mobility reform and investment, advanced manufacturing incentives, regulatory reform to enable communications, energy and water infrastructure replacement and upgrades, as well as workforce training flexibility and labor mobility.



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