Dennis Anderson

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Dennis Anderson
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 14
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison
Personal
ProfessionResearch Administrator
Websites
Campaign website
Dennis Anderson campaign logo
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Dennis E. Anderson was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 14th Congressional District of Illinois. Anderson defeated Jonathan Farnick in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012,and was defeated by incumbent Randy Hultgren (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Biography

Anderson graduated from University of Wisconsin – Madison with degrees in Economics and Political Science. [2] He attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin in Public Administration and at Loyola University Chicago in Theology. [2]

Career

  • 1978: Wisconsin Division of Health in Madison[2]
  • Prior to 1996: University of Wisconsin’s Comprehensive Cancer Center[2]
  • 1996-2009: Loyola University Chicago’s Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center[2]
  • 2009: Northwestern University, then returned to Loyola[2]
  • late 2010: Retired[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

According to Anderson's website, his campaign themes included:

  • Healthcare: "Health insurance coverage is tied almost exclusively to employment, except for those covered by such government-run healthcare programs as Medicare, Medicaid and the Veteran’s Administration."
  • Jobs: "Longer term, the U.S. needs to dramatically increase its investments in education and in research and development."
  • Energy: "But four decades ago the U.S. received a very clear warning that our dependence on oil made us vulnerable to price shocks, and that that dependence represented serious national security vulnerability."[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois' 14th congressional district elections, 2012

Anderson lost to incumbent Randy Hultgren.[4] Anderson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Illinois' 14th District. Anderson ran on the Democratic ticket. [5] The signature filing deadline was December 27, 2011, with the primary taking place on March 20, 2012. Incumbent Randy Hultgren sought re-election on the Republican ticket.

Anderson defeated Jonathan Farnick in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2012.[1] Incumbent Randy Hultgren ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Hultgren defeated Anderson in the general election on November 6, 2012.

U.S. House, Illinois District 14 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Hultgren Incumbent 58.8% 177,603
     Democratic Dennis Anderson 41.2% 124,351
Total Votes 301,954
Source: Illinois Board of Elections "2012 General Election Official Vote Totals"
U.S. House, Illinois' 14th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Anderson 74.1% 9,344
Jonathon Farnick 25.9% 3,258
Total Votes 12,602

Campaign donors

2012

Breakdown of the source of Anderson's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Anderson lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Anderson's campaign committee raised a total of $98,443 and spent $97,899.[6]

Personal

Anderson and his wife Susan, who have been married for 38 years, have lived in Gurnee, Illinois since 1996. [7]

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