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Bruce Anderson (Minnesota)

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Bruce Anderson
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Minnesota State Senate District 29
Incumbent
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$96/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives District 19A
1995-2013
Education
Bachelor'sNorthwestern College
Associate'sWillmar Technical College
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1970-1973
Personal
BirthdayMarch 12, 1950
Place of birthSaint Paul, MN
ProfessionMinnesota Air National Guard (retired)
ReligionEvangelical Free Christian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bruce Anderson (b. March 12, 1950) is a Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 29 since 2013. He previously served in the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 19A from 1995 to 2013.

Anderson serves in the Minnesota Air National Guard. He has previously worked as a Sales Manager for Centra Sota Cooperative, and served in the United States Navy.

Anderson is a member of the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, Buffalo Community Outreach School, Celebration Community Church, Elk River Community Task Force, and the Governors Council for People with Disabilities.[1]

He is widowed and has 5 children.

Issues

Campaign themes

Anderson's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Excerpt:"Protecting Private Property"
  • Excerpt:"Veteran’s rights and benefits"
  • Excerpt:"Limiting government spending (state and local government reform)"
  • Excerpt:"Increasing government responsibility and accountability to constituents"
  • Excerpt:"Creating a strong private sector economy"

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance
State and Local Government

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Anderson was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Brian Doran (D) in the general election on November 6.[3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Anderson 60.7% 24,486
     Democratic Brian Doran 39.3% 15,867
Total Votes 40,353

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Anderson won re-election to the District 19A Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Barrett Chrissis (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 19A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Barrett Chrissis (DFL) 6,436 37.12%
Green check mark transparent.png Bruce Anderson (R) 10,886 62.78%
Write-In 18 0.10%


2008

On November 4, 2008, Bruce Anderson won election to the District 19A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Jim Bakula. [5]

Bruce Anderson raised $20,868 for his campaign.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 19A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Bruce Anderson (R) 12,443 52.52%
Jim Bakula (DFL) 11,219 47.35%
Write-In 32 0.14%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Anderson is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Anderson raised a total of $213,592 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 27, 2013.[7]

Bruce Anderson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State Senate, District 29 Won $35,643
2010 Minnesota State House, District 19A Won $21,499
2008 Minnesota State House, District 19A Won $20,868
2006 Minnesota State House, District 19A Won $28,181
2004 Minnesota State House, District 19A Won $24,374
2002 Minnesota State House, District 19A Won $27,882
2000 Minnesota State House, District 19B Won $7,350
1998 Minnesota State House, District 19B Won $25,178
1996 Minnesota State House, District 19B Won $22,617
Grand Total Raised $213,592

2012

Anderson won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $35,643.

2010

Anderson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $21,499.

2008

Anderson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $20,868.

2006

Anderson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $28,181.

2004

Anderson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $24,374.

2002

Anderson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $27,882.

2000

Anderson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $7,350.

1998

Anderson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $25,178.

1996

Anderson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $22,617.

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Senjem (R)
Minnesota State Senate District 29
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 19A
1995–2013
Succeeded by
Clark Johnson (D)