Bill Anderson

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Bill Anderson
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Iowa State Senate District 3
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2019
Years in position 4
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
High schoolNorth High School
Military service
Service/branchArmy National Guard
Place of birthSioux City, IA
ProfessionCo-Owner, Anderson Professional Services
Office website
This article is about the Iowa state senator. For the West Virginia state delegate, see Everette "Bill" Anderson.

Bill Anderson is a Republican member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 3. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Anderon's professional experience includes operating a tax accounting firm and working for U.S. Rep. Steve King and U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley in their Iowa offices. Anderson served in the United States Army National Guard for eight years.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Anderson served on the following committees:

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2015
Economic Growth
Ways and Means


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Anderson served on the following committees:


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Anderson served on these committees:


Campaign themes


On his campaign website, Anderson outlined these issues as his main concerns:[1]

  • Education - Bill Anderson believes we must support effective educators, increase access to educational opportunities, and leave individual school decisions at the local level.
  • Agriculture - Bill Anderson is a lifelong resident of Woodbury County and understands agriculture is the constant driving force to the Iowa economy. We must support our agricultural communities and encourage private investments to expand the markets.
  • Taxpayers and Businesses - Bill Anderson believes taxpayers pay enough in taxes and we deserve to see how these dollars are collected and spent by government. An open and transparent government will help all of us to analyze and curb accounting games within the state budget.



See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Incumbent Bill Anderson was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4][5]


See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2010

Anderson defeated Democratic candidate Marty Pottebaum by a margin of 12,867 to 7,744 in the November 2 general election.[6]

In the June 8 primary election, Anderson ran unopposed.[7]

Iowa State Senate, District 27 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Anderson (R) 12,867 62.4%
Marty Pottebaum (D) 7,744 37.6%
Iowa State Senate, District 27 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Anderson 3,320 100%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Anderson raised $200,649 in contributions.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $84,891
Butler County Republican Central Cmte $10,000
Bennett, Michael L $7,000
Plymouth County Republican Central Cmte $5,800


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In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[9]

Legislators are scored on "their records on constitutional principles and civil liberties."
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Legislators are scored on their votes with or against SC's official position.


Anderson and his wife, Angie, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Johnson (R)
Iowa State Senate District 3
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Ron Wieck
Iowa State Senate District 27
Succeeded by
Amanda Ragan (D)