Thomas Anderson, New Mexico Representative

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Thomas Anderson
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New Mexico House of Representatives District 29
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
December 31, 2014
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSt Benedict’s College
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Thomas A. Anderson is a Republican member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 29. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Anderson earned his B.S. in Chemistry from St Benedict’s College. He served as an Officer in the United States Navy.[1][2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Anderson served on the following committees:

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Consumer and Public Affairs
Voters and Elections

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Anderson served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Anderson served on the following committees:

Issues

Transparency advocacy

During the 2008 legislative session, Anderson introduced House Bill 523, which was identical to the bill Joseph Carraro introduced to the Senate, seeking to make conference committee hearings open to the public.

Status

Like Mr. Carraro's bill, HB523 was "postponed indefinitely" by the House Rules and Order of Business Committee. In fact, HB523 was never even printed for distribution to the various House offices and committees for consideration.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Mexico House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 4, 2014. David Adkins defeated incumbent Thomas Anderson in the Republican primary, while Ronnie Martinez was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Adkins and Martinez will face off in the general election.[4][5]

2012

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Anderson ran for re-election in 2012. He defeated Peggy L. Muller-Aragon in the June 5, 2012 Republican primary. He defeated Democrat Lloyd Ginsberg in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Anderson Incumbent 52.2% 1,768
     Democratic Lloyd S. Ginsberg 47.8% 1,622
Total Votes 3,390

2010

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2010

Anderson won re-election to District 29 in 2010. He had no primary opposition and defeated Alexander Russell (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[8]

New Mexico House of Representatives General Election, District 29 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Anderson (R) 9,262 59.20%
Alexander Russell (D) 6,383 40.80%

2008

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Anderson won re-election to District 29 in the New Mexico House of Representatives. Anderson had no challenger.[9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Anderson is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Anderson raised a total of $89,286 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.[10]

Thomas Anderson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State House, District 29 Won $33,245
2010 New Mexico State House, District 29 Won $20,564
2008 New Mexico State House, District 29 Won $1,050
2006 New Mexico State House, District 29 Won $9,849
2004 New Mexico State House, District 29 Won $11,955
2002 New Mexico State House, District 29 Won $12,623
Grand Total Raised $89,286

2012

Anderson won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $33,245.
New Mexico State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Anderson's campaign in 2012
House Republican Leadership Committee$2,500
Taylor, Thomas$2,300
Bratton, Donald$2,000
Chevron Corp.$1,500
Espinosa, Nora Lee$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$33,245
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Anderson won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $20,564.

2008

Anderson won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $1,050.

2006

Anderson won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $9,849.

2004

Anderson won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $11,955.

2002

Anderson won election to the New Mexico State House in 2002. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $12,623.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 15 to March 16.[11] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[11]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to the state’s wildlife and domesticated animals.
  • Legislators are scored on environment and conservation issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 50th New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 18 through March 19.[12] In 2012, the 50th New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 17 through February 16.[11]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to the state’s wildlife and domesticated animals.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to the state’s wildlife and domesticated animals.

Personal

Anderson is a father of six and grandfather of 12.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
William Fuller
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 29
2003–present
Succeeded by
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