Eric Anderson, Idaho Representative

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Eric Anderson
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Idaho House of Representatives District 1A
Former member
In office
2004-2014
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sEastern Washington University, 1979.
Personal
BirthdayMay 31, 1956
Place of birthSpokane, WA
ProfessionReal Estate
ReligionChristian
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Eric R. Anderson is a former Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 1A from 2004 to 2014. Anderson did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

Anderson earned his B.S. from Eastern Washington University in 1979. His professional experience includes working as a general contractor and a real estate broker.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means, Chair
Environment, Energy, and Technology
Resources and Conservation
State Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Anderson served on these committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Eric Anderson, Idaho Representative endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2012

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2012

Anderson defeated Donna Capurso and Louis Kins in the May 15 Republican primary in District 1A.[2] He defeated Democrat Andrew C. Sorg in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 1A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Anderson Incumbent 71% 13,599
     Democratic Andrew C. Sorg 29% 5,567
Total Votes 19,166
Idaho House of Representatives District 1A Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEric Anderson Incumbent 64% 4,090
Donna Capurso 29.5% 1,886
Louis Kins 6.6% 419
Total Votes 6,395

2010

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2010

Anderson won re-election to the District Seat 1A in 2010 with no opposition. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on May 25th and in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 1A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Anderson (R) 10,978 100.0%

2008

See also:Idaho House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Republican Eric Anderson won re-election to the Idaho House of Representatives District 1A receiving 54.4% of the vote (10,030 votes), ahead of Democrat Steve Elgar who received 45.6% of the vote (8,036 votes).[6]

Idaho House of Representatives, District 1A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Anderson (R) 10,030 54.4%
Steve Elgar (D) 8,404 45.6%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, a year in which Anderson was up for re-election, he collected $18,665 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Idaho House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eric Anderson, Idaho Representative's campaign in 2010
Ambrassiani, Jack/Mary Jo$1,000
Idaho Association of Realtors$1,000
Idaho Telecom Alliance$1,000
Idaho Forest Group$1,000
Winning for Idaho$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $18,665

2008

In 2008, Anderson raised $72,613.

Listed below are those who contributed the most to his campaign.[8]


Donor Amount
Idaho Consumer-owned Utilities Association $2,050
Idaho Republican Party $2,000
Association Logging Contractors Idaho $2,000
Idaho Pac $2,000
Idaho Association for Good Government $1,990
Dave Reynolds $1,990
Idaho Farm Bureau $1,600
Agriculture & Resources Industry $1,500
Potlatch Corp $1,500
Idaho Power Company $1,500
Intermountain Forest Association $1,500
Anheuser-Busch $1,250
Employers Compensation Insurance Co. $1,000
Union Pacific Railroad $1,000
Idaho CMTE on Hospitality & Sports $1,000
Winning for Idaho $1,000
Freedom Fund $1,000
Riley Creek - Leclede $1,000
Melaeuca Inc. $1,000

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Idaho

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2013

In 2013, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 4.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "impacting economic freedom in the state."

2012

In 2012, the Idaho State Legislature was in session from January 9 through March 29.[10]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative issues.

Idaho Freedom Index

The Idaho Freedom Foundation, an Idaho-based, nonprofit educational research institute, released its "Idaho Freedom Index" in 2013. The index intended to show how Idaho legislators voted on the principles the Foundation seeks to promote. It measured each state legislator based on two tiers, which include whether legislators voted for or against bills that would create or eliminate government agencies, programs, and regulations, and bills that would impact the free market in a positive or negative way. Scores ranged from the highest possible score for members of the state Senate (194 points) and for members of the state House (180 points). A higher score indicated that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Foundation.[11] Anderson received a score of -31 points in the 2013 index, ranking 48th out of 70 members of the Idaho House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.

Personal

Anderson and his wife, Nicky, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Idaho House of Representatives District 1A
2004–2014
Succeeded by
Heather Scott (R)