Diane Anderson

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Diane Anderson
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 38A
Former Member
In office
January 4, 2011 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota
Date of birthJuly 28, 1960
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Office website
Campaign website
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Diane Anderson (b. July 28, 1960) is a former Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 38A from 2011 to 2013.

Anderson is a small business owner.

Anderson graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Housing.


Campaign themes

Anderson's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Job Creation

  • Excerpt:"The best way for government to grow jobs is to create an environment that attracts job creators and encourages them to expand their businesses."

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt:"The legislature made real progress slowing the growth of state spending, especially in health care. We worked on the most ambitious government reform agenda in decades, with bills to reduce the size, reach, and cost of government."

Quality Healthcare Services

  • Excerpt:"She believes consumers should have affordable, private market health care options and they should be able to choose their own health plan. Diane's goal is to make sure we have quality health care."

Quality Education

  • Excerpt:"Diane believes we should keep class sizes low and do everything we can to support our teachers."


  • Excerpt:"Diane Anderson has been working on obtaining state funding for homelessness with an emphasis on prevention and helping people get back on their feet as soon as possible."

Committee assignments


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



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Anderson ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 51A. She was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and was defeated by Sandra Masin (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 51A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSandra Masin 55.6% 11,724
     Republican Diane Anderson Incumbent 44.4% 9,354
Total Votes 21,078


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Anderson won election to the District 38A seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Sandra Masin (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 38A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Sandra Masin (DFL) 6,829 47.22%
Green check mark transparent.png Diane Anderson (R) 7,606 52.6%
Write-In 26 0.18%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Anderson raised $33,798 in contributions.[5]

Her three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $5,055
5038 $1,000
Cummins, Joan & Robert $1,000


Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[6]


Anderson received a score of 86% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 33rd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[7]


Anderson received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 66th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [8]


Anderson and her husband Gale have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sandra Masin (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 38A
Succeeded by
Linda Runbeck (R)