Bill Sowerby grew up in St. Clair Shores as one of five children. He attended St. Gertrude Elementary, then Lake Shore High School before graduating from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Bill began his public service career in 1989 as a Macomb County Commissioner representing Clinton Township. The citizens of Clinton Township then elected him as their Township Treasurer in November of 1996 and re-elected him to that post four more times. Bill then was elected as State Representative for the 31stDistrict in 2016 and he currently serves in that position.
As State Representative Bill serves as the Minority Vice-Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee and he also serves on the Education Committee and the Judiciary Committee. Bill has a 100% attendance and voting record in committee and the House legislative session. In his first term Bill has introduced legislation protecting access to health care, improving our education system, protecting our environment and natural resources, and ensuring veterans and their families get the benefits they earned, among other legislative priorities.
Bill’s commitment to the community goes beyond his political duties. In 2000 he helped to establish the Annual Clinton Township Community Blood Drive, which remains one the largest community-wide efforts in southeast Michigan. He previously served as the chair of the two-day, multiple location event. Bill also acts as a local coordinator for Green Michigan, a non-profit organization that seeks to keep the environment a priority.
Bill believes that it is an honor to be representing Clinton Township, Fraser, and Mount Clemens in the Michigan House of Representatives. He knows the concerns of the people who live here and what the people and businesses who call the 31stdistrict home, want to see from their state government. Residents with questions, concerns, or ideas are always welcome to contact Bill and express their thoughts. If re-elected Bill will continue to strongly represent his constituents and ensure that Lansing does not forget about Macomb County.
Bill has been married to Dr. Martha Higgins for 21 years and has one son, Brad, and daughter-in-law, Briana.