Commissioner Annie Somerville was sworn in on January 4, 2023 to represent District 6, serving the people of the City of Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township, and Superior Township.
Annie graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in political science. She started her career working on state legislative campaigns before working in the State Legislature. Annie currently serves as chief of staff to State Senator Jeff Irwin.
Driven by her childhood experience with poverty, Annie is passionate about increasing housing access, improving care for seniors, and reducing barriers to re-entry for those returning from jail or prison.
Annie was elected to serve on the leadership team as Chair of Working Session.