|Minnesota House of Representatives District 38A|
|January 4, 2011 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||University of Minnesota|
|Date of birth||July 28, 1960|
|Profession||Small Business Owner|
Anderson is a small business owner.
Anderson graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Housing.
Anderson's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Anderson served on these committees:
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.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 51A, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Diane Anderson Incumbent||44.4%||9,354|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 38A (2010)|
|Sandra Masin (DFL)||6,829||47.22%|
|Diane Anderson (R)||7,606||52.6%|
In 2010, Anderson raised $33,798 in contributions.
Her three largest contributors were:
|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."
Anderson and her husband Gale have two children.
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- "dianeandersonforhouse," Official Campaign Website
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Sandra Masin (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 38A
| Succeeded by|
Linda Runbeck (R)
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