William Sowerby

Biographical Information

Born: September 16, 1956 in Saint Clair Shores
Marital Status: Married
Spouse/Partner: 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
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

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

House (1/1/2017 - 12/31/2022)
Other Offices: State Representative, District 31, served 2017 - present; Treasurer, Charter Township of Clinton, served 1996-2016; Macomb County Commissioner, served 1989-1996

Elections and Political Participation

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

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

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