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Rodney Anderson, Texas

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Rodney Anderson
Rodney Anderson.jpg
Texas House of Representatives, District 105
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Texas House of Representatives, District 106
2011 - 2013
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Rodney Anderson campaign logo
CandidateVerification
Rodney Anderson (b. April 29, 1948) is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 105. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014. Anderson is a former member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing the District 106 from 2011 to 2013.

Biography

Education

  • BBA in Real Estate,

Professional Experience

  • Vice President, Commerce Title Company
  • Asset manager, Bank of America
  • Chicago Title Company

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Rodney Anderson served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues


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

2014

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2014

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.[1][2][3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 105 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Anderson 55.4% 13,600
     Democratic Susan Motley 42.7% 10,478
     Libertarian W. Carl Spiller 1.8% 449
Total Votes 24,527

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 106
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Rodney Anderson (R) 10,648 49.44%
Kirk England (D) 10,444 48.49%
Gene Freeman (L) 444 2.06%

Campaign donors

2010

Anderson raised a total of $212,382 in 2010. Below are Anderson's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[5]

Contributor 2010 total
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
Rees-Jones Trevor $10,000

Scorecards

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Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

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."[6] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

2011

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."[7]

Personal

Anderson and his wife, Heather, have three sons.

See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Linda Harper-Brown (R)
Texas House of Representatives District 105
2015-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Kirk England (D)
Texas House of Representatives District 106
2011-2013
Succeeded by
Pat Fallon (R)