Dennis Anderson

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Dennis Anderson
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 14
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison
ProfessionResearch Administrator
Campaign website
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Dennis E. Anderson is a Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 election. He ran in the 14th Congressional District of Illinois.[1][2]

He was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent 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.[3]


Anderson graduated from University of Wisconsin – Madison with degrees in Economics and Political Science. [4] He attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin in Public Administration and at Loyola University Chicago in Theology. [4]


  • 1978: Wisconsin Division of Health in Madison[4]
  • Prior to 1996: University of Wisconsin’s Comprehensive Cancer Center[4]
  • 1996-2009: Loyola University Chicago’s Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center[4]
  • 2009: Northwestern University, then returned to Loyola[4]
  • late 2010: Retired[4]


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."[5]



See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Illinois, 2014

Anderson ran for election to the U.S. House, representing the 14th Congressional District of Illinois. He sought the Democratic nomination in the primary. The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.[1]


See also: Illinois' 14th Congressional District elections, 2012

Anderson lost to incumbent Randy Hultgren.[6] Anderson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to representIllinois' 14th District. Anderson ran on the Democratic ticket. [7] 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.[3] 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 District 14 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


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Anderson's reports.[8]

Dennis Anderson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[9]April 16, 2013$544.33$324.48$(748.28)$120.53
July Quarterly[10]July 16, 2013$120.53$0.00$(0.00)$120.53
October Quarterly[11]October 16, 2013$120.53$710.00$(171.63)$658.90
Year-End[12]January 31, 2014$658$9,254$(602)$9,310
Pre-Primary[13]March 8, 2014$9,310$10,755$(6,490)$13,575
April Quarterly[14]April 15, 2014$13,575$1,435$(3,812)$11,197
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2014$11,197.00$3,975.00$(11,423.00)$3,749.00
Running totals


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.[16]


Anderson and his wife, Susan, have lived in Gurnee, Illinois, since 1996. [17]

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