49th House District Jim Ananich


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Jim Ananich

Telephone:  810 239-8680                             

49th House District

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“Both my parents worked in public schools, my father as a teacher and my mother as a secretary. They instilled in me a strong belief in the public schools. They inspired me to become a teacher and I believe the schools need more resources and less meddling from Lansing.”

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Career  -  Ananich attend and graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics and a secondary teaching certificate. He also received a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Michigan-Flint. He then became a teacher in the Carman-Ainsworth and Flint Community School Districts. He was later employed by Priority Children as an education coordinator until 2011.

Political Career  - Ananich ran against Lee Gonzales for Michigan State Representative in the 2004 Democratic primary and lost.[3] The next year, he was elected to Flint City Council and serve until 2009. In 2009, he serve as the Council's President. Ananich ran for State Representative in 2010 winning against Allan Pool 67% to 33%.[1]