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Rodney Anderson, Texas
|Texas House of Representatives, District 105|
|January 13, 2015 - Present|
|January 9, 2017|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Texas House of Representatives, District 106|
|2011 - 2013|
- BBA in Real Estate,
- Vice President, Commerce Title Company
- Asset manager, Bank of America
- Chicago Title Company
Rodney Anderson served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
Brecheen on state priorities
Anderson outlined four issues important to his campaign on his site:
Get Small Businesses Moving Again
Excerpt:"I will work to cut taxes on small businesses that create jobs and are the backbone of the Texas economy."
Cut Wasteful Government Spending
Excerpt:"The State of Texas already collects enough money in the form of taxes, tolls, and user fees. I will fight to implement spending controls and stop the reallocation of money from specified uses."
Eliminate Unfunded Mandates on Education
Excerpt:"I strongly believe that LOCAL districts should be in control of their administration, faculty, programs, and students. Local school districts should have more control and fewer unfunded mandates."
Balance the Budget without Increasing Taxes
Excerpt:"I believe the government should be like everyone else and live within a defined budget. There should be transparency in government spending, and if revenues are down, then budget cuts must be considered."
Brecheen on state priorities
Elections for all 150 seats in the Texas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on March 4, 2014. Those candidates who did not receive 50% or more of the vote in their party primary on March 4 faced an additional May 27 primary runoff. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was December 9, 2013. Rodney Anderson defeated incumbent Linda Harper-Brown in the Republican primary. Terry Meza and Susan Motley advanced to a primary runoff, defeating Bernice Montgomery in the Democratic primary. Motley defeated Meza in the May 27 Democratic runoff. Anderson defeated Motley and W. Carl Spiller (L) in the general election.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 105 General Election, 2014|
|Libertarian||W. Carl Spiller||1.8%||449|
Anderson won election to Texas House of Representatives District 106. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and defeated incumbent Democratic candidate Kirk England in the November 2 general election.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 106 |
2010 General election results
|Rodney Anderson (R)||10,648||49.44%|
|Kirk England (D)||10,444||48.49%|
|Gene Freeman (L)||444||2.06%|
Anderson raised a total of $212,382 in 2010. Below are Anderson's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:
|Associated Republicans of Texas||$33,400|
|Texans for Lawsuit Reform||$29,377|
|Conservative Republicans of Texas||$13, 816|
|Grass Roots Institute of Texas||$10,346|
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Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index
Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy." Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Rodney Anderson received a grade of A+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
- 2011 Taxpayer Champion. Anderson was named a "2011 Taxpayer Champion," which is "the top award presented by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."
Anderson and his wife, Heather, have three sons.
- Texas State Legislature
- Texas state legislative districts
- Texas House of Representatives
- Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Texas House of Representatives Committees
- Texas Joint Committees
- Profile from the Texas House of Representatives
- Official Campaign website
- Rodney Anderson on Facebook
- Rodney Anderson on Twitter
- Reports from Texas State Ethics
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Texas Tribune
- Texas Secretary of State, "1992 - Current ELECTION HISTORY," accessed December 2, 2014
- The Libertarian Party of Texas, "2014 Texas Representative Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
- Green Party of Texas, "Greens Release Candidate List," accessed July 30, 2014
- Official Texas Election Results (timed out)
- Follow the Money, "2010 Contributions," accessed January 1, 2015
- Empower Texans, "Fiscal Responsibility Index," accessed February 22, 2014
- Empower Texans, "2011 Taxpayer Champions (dead link)
Linda Harper-Brown (R)
|Texas House of Representatives District 105
| Succeeded by|
Kirk England (D)
|Texas House of Representatives District 106
| Succeeded by|
Pat Fallon (R)
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