Glenn Anderson, Washington Representative
|Washington House of Representatives District 5b|
|2001 - 2013|
|Per diem||$90/day per diem|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||University of Alabama-Birmingham, 1984|
|Place of birth||Birmingham, AL|
Anderson is a Business Management Consultant. He has worked in the following positions: Banker for Wachovia, First Interstate, Consultant for Strategic Intelligence Group, Small Business Owner, Longshoreman, Carpenter, Former Director/College Administrator in Business Development at Bellevue Community College, and Aerospace/Textile Factory Worker. Anderson earned his Bachelor's in Economics from the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 1984.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Anderson served on the following committees:
- Basic Education Finance
- Education Committee, Washington House of Representatives, Assistant Ranking Minority Member
- Education Appropriations and Oversight Committee, Washington House of Representatives, Ranking Minority Member
- Technology, Energy and Communications Committee, Washington House of Representatives
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Anderson served on the following committees:
- Capital Budget Committee, Washington State House
- Education Appropriations Committee, Washington State House
- Higher Education Committee, Washington State House
- Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee, Washington State Legislature, Joint
- Trade Policy Committee, Washington State Legislature, Joint
|Lt. Governor of Washington, Primary election, 2012|
|No Party Preference||James Robert Deal||4%||53,694|
|Democracy Independent||Mark Greene||3.5%||46,534|
|Neopopulist||Dave T. Sumner IV||0.5%||6,057|
|Election Results Via: Washington Secretary of State (dead link)|
On his campaign website, Anderson explained why he ran for lieutenant governor and outlined his priorities to "get [Washington] back in the game of success:"
- Aggressively encourage the creation of new, family-wage, private sector jobs. "Private sector job creation is the very heart of our prosperity. It is the engine that builds the middle class and pays for the public programs necessary to support our quality-of-life aspirations. It is the only proven successful driver to narrow the ‘have-have not’ gap for the greatest number of people and prevents political opportunists from dividing us for their own benefit. The best social program is a good job."
- Assure that our K12 schools, colleges and universities are adequately funded and accountable for results. "Whatever anyone’s status is in life, a good education is the one thing that nobody can ever take away from them and provides everybody with the best ‘one more chance’ opportunity when things don’t work out. A well educated public is the best defense of our freedoms, prevents many of the dysfunctions in society government is asked to remedy, thereby keeping the cost of government down, and allows employers to invest in the science and technology advances to keep the private sector jobs machine growing."
- Ensure that our social safety net provides a hand up to opportunity and achievement, not a dependency on government. "Getting ahead in life can take time, be hard and unexpectedly full of demanding challenges. Those who work hard and play by the rules to better themselves and provide for their families should be provided the opportunity and reasonable incentives to achieve their success. Providing sustainable shared public/private programs for the infirm, disabled and genuinely incapacitated is a sign of our moral strength as a community, not a wasteful luxury."
- Insist that state government must live within the taxpayers’ means to provide for essential services. "There is only so much public money to go around and that always means conflict over where it gets spent. It has never been any different for any government or family on a budget. That means clear priorities have to be set and clear accountability for the results given to the public. Spending public monies at a level greater than the public can afford to support with no direction or accountable outcome is a proven road to ruin."
- Encourage the state legislature to act in a civil, honest and thoughtful manner to honor the sacrifices of those who have given their lives and loved ones in the name of our Constitutional Republic. "We are a fractious, independent, opinionated and diverse people. Our pursuit of our freedoms can be messy and, at times, conflicted. This ‘messiness’ is actually our greatest strength that keeps us fresh, sensitive and innovative, even if extremely frustrating at times. How the Legislature conducts the people’s business sets the ethical and social standard for debate of the differences among us and how to resolve them. Organized special interests of both the left and right need to understand that they are guests at the forum of the people and not owners of our government no matter how much money they spend on political campaigns and influence."
Glenn Anderson was re-elected to the Washington House of Representatives District 5b. He defeated David Spring and Dean Willard in the August 17, 2010 primary. He also defeated Democrat David Spring in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 5b General Election (2010)|
|Glenn Anderson (R)||36,170|
|David Spring (D)||26,907|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 5b Primary (2010)|
|Glenn Anderson (R)||18,827||57.92%|
|David Spring (D)||8.144||25.05%|
|Dean Willard (D)||5,535||17.03%|
On November 4, 2008, Republican Glenn Anderson won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 5 receiving 51.58% of the vote (35,913 votes), defeating Democrat David Spring who received 48.42% of the vote (33,712 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 5(2008)|
|Glenn Anderson (R)||35,913||51.58%|
|David Spring (D)||33,712||48.42%|
In 2010, a year in which Anderson was up for re-election, he collected $64,112 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Glenn Anderson, Washington Representative's campaign in 2010|
|National Rifle Association||$1,600|
|Affordable Housing Council||$1,600|
|Puget Sound Energy||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$64,112|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Glenn Anderson's 2008 campaign.
|Washington Association of Realtors||$1,600|
|Public School Employees of Washington Local 1948||$1,600|
|Washington St Veterinary Medical Association||$1,600|
|Washington State Dental Association||$1,600|
Anderson has a wife, Elizabeth.
- See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List
The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed taxes and fees. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax and fee increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.
Anderson proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $5.52 billion, the 16th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues. A sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Anderson voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Glenn Anderson|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Glenn + Anderson + Washington + House"
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- Glenn Anderson's campaign website
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Glenn Anderson on Facebook
- Glenn Anderson on LinkedIn
- Washington Secretary of State, "Candidate filings," accessed May 15, 2012
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Anderson
- Washington Secretary of State, "Candidates appearing in the primary," accessed May 24, 2012
- Washington Secretary of State, "August 7, 2012 Primary Results: State executives," accessed August 8, 2012
- Glenn Anderson2012.org," "Policy initiatives," accessed May 24, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington State Election Results
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Contribution Limits"
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
- My Freedom Foundation, "Home," accessed June 18, 2014
|Washington House of Representatives District 5
| Succeeded by|
Chad Magendanz (R)
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