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Sharon Anderson
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Former candidate for
Minnesota Attorney General
PartyRepublican
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Sharon Anderson was a Republican candidate for the office of Minnesota Attorney General in the 2014 election. She lost in the Republican primary against Scott Newman on August 12, 2014.

Anderson was also a 2012 Republican candidate for District 64 of the Minnesota State Senate.

Controversies

Criminal history

Sharon Anderson has had a number of criminal charges lodged against her in the past, which critics argue supports the thesis that she is nothing more than an eccentric. Notably, following an incident in 1983 when she allegedly stabbed her husband and then punched a police officer, she was charged with assault and later contempt of court; Anderson contends, however, that "she was never convicted in either case."[1] Her criminal record shows that she has served time in jail for failing to pay a traffic violation and for operating an apartment complex with a permit.

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota attorney general election, 2014

Anderson ran for election to the office of attorney general in 2014. She lost the Republican nomination in the August 12 primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Results

Primary
Minnesota Attorney General, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Newman 63.2% 103,781
Sharon Anderson 36.8% 60,361
Total Votes 164,142
Election Results Via:Minnesota Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Anderson ran in the 2012 election for Minnesota State Senate District 64. She was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and was defeated by incumbent Dick Cohen (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 64, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDick Cohen Incumbent 69.8% 33,008
     Republican Sharon Anderson 19.2% 9,068
     Independent Scott Larson 11% 5,196
Total Votes 47,272

2010

See also: Minnesota Attorney General election, 2010
2010 Race for Attorney General - Republican Primary[3]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Chris Barden 54.0%
     Republican Party Sharon Anderson 46.0%
Total Votes 121,532

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