Charles Anderson

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Charles Anderson
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Texas State House, District 56
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
M.D.Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Charles "Doc" Anderson is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 56 since 2005.

Biography

Anderson has worked as a Veterinarian with Anderson Veterinary Hospital since 1981, and is a rancher.

He is a member of the Committee on Agriculture, Energy, and the Environment with the National Conference of State Legislatures, Committee Member of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, Committee Member of the Texas Association of Business, and member of the Texas Small Business Advisory Council.[1]

Anderson began his involvement in the political process as an advocate for small business. He served on committees for the Texas Association of Business and the National Federation of Independent Businesses and was appointed to the Texas Small Business Advisory Council by Governor Perry. In 1998 and 2000 he represented Texas as a delegate to the Congressional Small Business Summit in Washington, DC. He was first elected to represent District 56 (Waco and 3/4ths of McLennan County) in 2004 and was re-elected in 2006. This past session he served on the Financial Institutions committee and as Vice-Chairman of the Agriculture and Livestock committee. Additionally, he served on the statewide Agricultural Policy Council, the multistate Energy Council, and the National Conference of State Legislatures Committee on Agriculture, Energy, and the Environment.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Livestock, Vice-chair
Investments & Financial Services
Local & Consent Calendars

2011-2012

Anderson served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

  • HB 126 - Relating to the addition of Salvia divinorum and its derivatives and extracts to Penalty Group 3 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.
  • HB 373 - Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification.
  • HB 2765 - Relating to the authority of a veterinarian to fill certain prescriptions in an emergency.
  • HB 3606 - Relating to election through secret ballot of a labor union as the exclusive bargaining representative.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Anderson won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 56. Anderson defeated Chris Decluitt and Raymond Hixson in the May 29 primary election and defeated Neill Snider (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 56, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Anderson Incumbent 79.5% 38,528
     Libertarian Neill Snider 20.5% 9,954
Total Votes 48,482
Texas House of Representatives District 56 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Anderson Incumbent 52.4% 9,353
Chris Decluitt 37.9% 6,768
Raymond Hixson 9.8% 1,743
Total Votes 17,864

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Anderson won re-election in District 56. He faced no opposition in the March 2 Republican primary and defeated Democrat John Mabry and Libertarian Neill Snider in the November 2 general election. [5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 56
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Anderson (R) 25,554 58.47%
John Mabry (D) 15,554 37.88%
Neill Snider (L) 1,591 3.64%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Anderson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 56th district, defeating David Meine (L). Anderson received 44,067 votes in the election while Meine received 6,946 votes.[6] Anderson raised $356,491 for his campaign.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 56
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Anderson (R) 44,067 86.38%
David Meine (L) 6,946 13.61%

2006

On November 4, 2006 Anderson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 56th District, defeating Tom Kilbride (L).[8]

Anderson raised $55,829 for his campaign while Kilbride raised $0 and Keith raised $0.[9]

Texas House of Representatives, District 56 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Anderson (R) 27,961
Tom Kilbride (L) 7,556

2004

On November 4, 2004 Anderson won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 56th District, defeating John Mabry (D).[10]

Anderson raised $625,563 for his campaign while Anderson raised $484,506.[11]

Texas House of Representatives, District 56 (2004)
Candidates Votes
John Mabry 27,288
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Anderson (R) 31,042
Donald Keith (L) 873

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

Anderson raised a total of $647,313 in 2010. Below are Anderson's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[12]

Contributor 2010 total
Joe R Straus III Campaign $270,000
Straus III, Joe R $77,500
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $63,890
Texas House Leadership Fund $27,000
Perry Doylene $25,000

2008

In the 2008 election, Anderson raised a total of $356,491.[13]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Leininger, James R $50,000
Perry, Bob J $42,000
Texans for Rick Perry $25,000
Texas Veterinary Medical Association $14,500
5 Donors, Each Donating $10,000

2006

In the 2006 election, Anderson raised a total of $55,829. [14]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Texas Veterinary Medical Association $7,425
Robinson, C Clifton $2,000
Trinity Industries $1,150
8 Donors, Each Donating $1,000 $1,000

2004

In the 2004 election, Anderson raised a total of $625,563. [15]

His five largest contributors in 2004 were:

Donor Amount
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $364,693
Texas Republican Party $30,981
Perry, Bob J $25,000
Heavin, H Gary & Diane $15,000
TVMA-VPAC $12,625

2002

In his 2002 failed primary bid, Anderson raised a total of $49,292. [16]

His four largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Anderson, Charles “Doc” $10,000
Texas Veterinary Medical Association $9,900
Anderson, Sandra $7,500
Waco Printing CO INC $2,847

Scorecards

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

2011

Charles Anderson received a grade of B+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Advocate. Aderson was named a "2011 Taxpayer Advocate," which is "An award presented to by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their strong rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."[18]

Personal

Anderson graduated from the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine, and has served as a small animal veterinarian in Waco since 1981. He and his wife Sandie have been married for 27 years and have one son and one grandson.

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