John Anders

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John Anders
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Louisiana House of Representatives, District 21
In office
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 9
Base salary$16,800/year
Per diem$6,000/year for expenses; $153/day per diem
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 19, 2011
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limits3 terms (12 years)
Bachelor'sLouisiana Polytechnic Institute
Office website
John F. "Andy" Anders is a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.


Anders earned his B.S. in Agriculture-Business from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute. His professional experience includes working as a salesman for John Deere and farmer.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Anders served on the following committees:

Louisiana Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development
Health and Welfare


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Anders served on the following committees:


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Anders served on the following committees:



See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

On October 22, 2011, Anders won re-election to District 61 of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Justin Conner (D) in the October 22 primary with more than 50% of the vote. Because Louisiana uses a blanket primary system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary.[1]

Louisiana House of Representatives, District 21 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Anders Incumbent 69.4% 9,217
     Democratic Justin Conner 30.6% 4,060
Total Votes 13,277


In 2007, Anders was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He defeated Moses J. Williams, C. Travis Johnson, and Richard Madison.[2]

Louisiana House of Representatives General Election, District (2007)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Andy Anders (D) 8,254
Moses J. Williams (D) 2,310
C. Travis Johnson (D) 2,203
Richard Madison (D) 819

Campaign donors


In 2011, Anders received $129,692 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Louisiana House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Anders's campaign in 2011
Louisiana State Farm Agents$5,000
Louisiana Restaurant Association$3,000
Smith Taliaferro & Purvis$2,500
Louisiana Medical Association$2,500
Lakeland Planting Co$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $129,692
Total Votes received in 2011 9,217
Cost of each vote received $14.07


In 2007, a year in which Anders was up for election, he collected $178,532 in donations.[4]

His four largest contributors in 2007 were:

Donor Amount
House Democratic Campaign Caucus $8,805
Louisiana Farm Bureau $5,514
Crescent River Port Pilots Association $3,250
Louisiana Manufacturers $3,000


Anders is a member of the Democratic Caucus, and the Louisiana Rural Caucus.[5]

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Louisiana House of Representatives District 21
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