Friday, October 30, 2020

Carrie Glenn dies unexpectedly at 55: Remembered as a 'passionate ... fearless' alderman & as a 'superhero' grandma

From The Journal

Carrie Glenn, alderman for the City of Racine's 10th District, died Wednesday.

RACINE — Alderwoman Carrie Glenn is being remembered as a “passionate” and “fearless” public servant following her Wednesday morning passing at 55.

“She was a very strong woman, a very positive person,” recalled her husband of 31 years, Charlie Glenn. “She liked to help people — anybody at any time. She was very passionate about the Fourth of July parade, very passionate about her alderman position. She always tried to do the best she could. She was an amazing, strong person. Even in her passing she was a champion.”

Of his wife’s passing, Charlie said it was “very, very unexpected,” noting it was not COVID-related.

Getting involved

Political newcomer Glenn unseated incumbent District 10 Alderman Dennis Wiser in 2018. A member of the council’s Public Safety and Licensing Committee, Glenn was re-elected to her two-year seat on the Common Council earlier this year, fending off a challenge by Sam Peete, a member of the city’s Planning, Heritage and Design Committee.

“She said she couldn’t complain about politics if she wasn’t involved,” Charlie Glenn recalled. “She wanted to make a difference. That’s why they seemed to bump heads so much on the Council. Carrie was very passionate about what she believed in and what she wanted done.”

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