Jim Anderson

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Jim Anderson
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Wyoming State Senate District 2
Incumbent
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Leadership
President, Wyoming State Senate
2011-2012
Majority Floor Leader, Wyoming State Senate
2009-2010
Vice President, Wyoming State Senate
2007-2008
Compensation
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Wyoming House of Representatives
1997-2000
Education
Bachelor'sChadron State College, 1996
Personal
BirthdayMarch 17, 1943
Place of birthDouglas, WY
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jim D. Anderson (b. March 17, 1943) is a Republican member of the Wyoming State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000. Anderson served as Senate President from 2011 to 2012. In the 2009-2010 session, he was the Senate Majority Floor Leader, and he was the Vice President of the Senate from 2007 to 2008.[1]

Anderson served in the Wyoming House of Representatives, representing District 6 from 1997 to 2000.

Biography

Anderson attended the University of Wyoming. He went on to earn his B.S. and E.D. in Education at Chadron State College in 1996. After earning his degrees, he attended Post Graduate Studies at the University of Wyoming.

Anderson has worked as both a teacher and a logging and sawmill operator.[2][3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Revenue
Education
Minerals, Business and Economic Development
Labor, Health and Social Services
Journal
Joint Revenue
Joint Education
Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development
Joint Labor, Health and Social Services
Joint Journal

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:

Elections

2012

See also: Wyoming State Senate elections, 2012

Anderson won re-election in the 2012 election for Wyoming State Senate, District 2. Anderson ran unopposed in the August 21st primary election and in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Wyoming State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Anderson Incumbent 98.4% 8,359
     Write-Ins Various 1.6% 133
Total Votes 8,492

2008

On November 4, 2008, Jim Anderson won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate, District 2.[6]

Jim Anderson raised $13,975 for his campaign, while Jason Wright raised $4,824.[7]

Wyoming State Senate, District 2 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Anderson (R) 6,395
Jason Wright (D) 2,213

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Anderson is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Anderson raised a total of $34,707 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 5, 2013.[8]

Jim Anderson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wyoming State Senate, District 2 Won $6,250
2010 Wyoming State Senate, District 2 Not up for election $0
2008 Wyoming State Senate, District 2 Won $13,975
2006 Wyoming State Senate, District 2 Not up for election $0
2004 Wyoming State Senate, District 2 Won $2,335
2000 Wyoming State Senate, District 2 Won $8,953
1998 Wyoming State House, District 6 Won $1,345
1996 Wyoming State House, District 6 Won $1,849
Grand Total Raised $34,707

2012

Anderson won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $6,250.
Wyoming State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Anderson's campaign in 2012
Farmers Insurance Group$650
Black Hills Corp.$600
Chesapeake Energy$500
Marathon Oil$500
Anderson, James D.$500
Total Raised in 2012$6,250
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Anderson won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $13,975.

2004

Anderson won re-election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $2,335.

2000

Anderson won election to the Wyoming State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $8,953.

1998

Anderson won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 1998. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $1,345.

1996

Anderson won election to the Wyoming State House in 1996. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $1,849.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

Jim Anderson endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [9]

Scorecards

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2012

In 2012, the Wyoming State Legislature was in session from January 11 through February 13 through March 9.[10]

2011

In 2011, the Wyoming State Legislature was in session from January 11 through March 3.[11]

Wyoming Liberty Index

The Wyoming Liberty Index, a study created in 2003, issues a Scorecard that rates all final bills in the Wyoming State Legislature on whether the bills supported or hindered liberty. Legislators are also given a "liberty score" based on their voting patterns. The Wyoming Liberty Index 2012 report was issued on the 61st Legislature during the 2012 budget session. Scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates a higher level of "aye" votes on bills considered pro-liberty and "nay" votes on what the organization considers anti-liberty bills.[12] Anderson received a score of 41% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 14th out of 31 members of the Wyoming State Senate. Although there are 30 members of the Senate, a 31st "hypothetical legislator" voting nay on every bill was also included.

Personal

Anderson is married and has two children.

Anderson served as a precinct committeeman before being elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives.

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Wyoming Senate District 2
2000–present
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