Phillip Anderson

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Phillip Anderson
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Former candidate for
Wisconsin State Assembly, District 47
PartyLibertarian
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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Phillip Anderson was a 2014 Libertarian candidate for District 47 of the Wisconsin State Assembly.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Anderson's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

Decrease the tax burden on citizens and businesses

  • Excerpt: "The larger the government intrusion into the economy, the more of a drag it is on free commerce. Every time an individual or business has to contend with an unnecessary regulatory burden, the cost is counted in time and money. Individuals and small business suffer the most, as larger enterprises have the resources to deal with larger regulatory burdens."

Reduce the regulatory burden on new and existing businesses

  • Excerpt: "Corruption. As large entities are favored in a highly regulated economy, their influence on the political process, and on individual politicians, grows and takes over the process. How many regulations favor large corporations and discourage individuals from starting new businesses, and stifle growth of existing small businesses?"

Enact comprehensive campaign finance reform. Corporations are not people

  • Excerpt: "Property. Property is not just real estate, or your old pickup truck. Your property is anything you own, and the wealth or value you create with your own resources, time and skill. Everyone has the right to dispose of their own property as they see fit. A majority of citizens within a political boundary should not be able to deprive a minority, not even a single person, of their lawful property. Workers can organize and represent their interest as a group, and a business can choose or choose not to negotiate with that group, at their own risk. Why? Because the workers are representing their own property rights, i.e. the fruit of their labor, and businesses are exercising their right to dispose of their own capital. To regulate the economy in favor of one side or the other skews the free negotiation between two legitimate competing interests, and restricts the potential prosperity of everyone involved."

Elections

2014

See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for all 99 seats in the Wisconsin State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 12, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Incumbent Robb Kahl was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Phillip Anderson ran as a Libertarian. Kahl and Anderson faced off in the general election as Michael LaForest (Green) was removed from the candidate list.[1][3] Incumbent Kahl defeated Anderson in the general election, and was re-elected for another term.[4]


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