State Representative Jim Ananich is serving his first term representing residents of the 49th House District, which includes Flint, Swartz Creek, Clayton and the townships of Flint and Gaines.
Before coming to the House, Ananich served for four years on the Flint City Council, including one year as its president. While on the city council, he voted to cut his own pay by 15 percent and refused to take any council perks. He also led efforts to create incentives for job-creating investments, such as the Swedish Biogas project, Chevy Volt manufacturing, and downtown redevelopment.
A former teacher at both Carman-Ainsworth and Flint Community Schools, Ananich most recently worked as an education coordinator for Priority Children, helping train Flint-area youth to secure internships, jobs, and to get into college.
Ananich graduated from Flint Central High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Economics from Michigan State University, as well as a Secondary Education Certificate in Social Studies. He also earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Michigan Flint.
He and his wife, Andrea, make their home in Flint where they were both born and raised.
State Representative Jim Ananich is a member of the Appropriations Committee and the lead Democrat on the subcommittees for Agriculture and the Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth (DELEG). A former teacher, Ananich also serves on the subcommittee overseeing the School Aid Fund.
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