Dennis Anderson

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Dennis Anderson
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 14
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Next primaryMarch 18, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin – Madison
Personal
ProfessionResearch Administrator
Websites
Campaign website
Dennis Anderson campaign logo
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Dennis E. Anderson is a Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 election. He is running in the 14th Congressional District of Illinois.[1][2] He defeated John Hosta in the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014.[3]

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.[4]

Biography

Anderson graduated from University of Wisconsin – Madison with degrees in Economics and Political Science.[5][6] He attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin in Public Administration and at Loyola University Chicago in Theology.[5]

Career

  • 1978: Wisconsin Division of Health in Madison[5]
  • Prior to 1996: University of Wisconsin’s Comprehensive Cancer Center[5]
  • 1996-2009: Loyola University Chicago’s Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center[5]
  • 2009: Northwestern University, then returned to Loyola[5]
  • late 2010: Retired[5]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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."[7]

Elections

2014

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

Anderson is running for election to the U.S. House, representing the 14th Congressional District of Illinois. He defeated John Hosta in the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014.[3] The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.[1]

U.S. House, Illinois District 14 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Anderson 65.8% 5,184
John Hosta 34.2% 2,691
Total Votes 7,875
Source: Illinois State Board of Elections

2012

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

Anderson lost to incumbent Randy Hultgren.[8] Anderson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 14th District. Anderson ran on the Democratic ticket.[9] 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.[4] 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

2014

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.[10]

Dennis Anderson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 16, 2013$544.33$324.48$(748.28)$120.53
July Quarterly[12]July 16, 2013$120.53$0.00$(0.00)$120.53
October Quarterly[13]October 16, 2013$120.53$710.00$(171.63)$658.90
Year-End[14]January 31, 2014$658$9,254$(602)$9,310
Pre-Primary[15]March 8, 2014$9,310$10,755$(6,490)$13,575
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2014$13,575$1,435$(3,812)$11,197
July Quarterly[17]July 15, 2014$11,197.00$3,975.00$(11,423.00)$3,749.00
Running totals
$26,453.48$(23,246.91)

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.[18]

Personal

Anderson and his wife, Susan, have lived in Gurnee, Illinois, since 1996.[19]

See also

External links

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Geneva Patch, "Dennis Anderson Announces Candidacy in St. Charles for Congress - IL 14," accessed October 18, 2013
  2. Beacon News, "Anderson makes another run for Congress," accessed October 18, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 Associated Press, "Primary Election 2014," accessed March 18, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 ABC News 7 "Election Results Primary 2012" Accessed March 20, 2012
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Dennis Anderson for Congress "Dennis Anderson" Accessed January 16, 2012
  6. Bugle Newspapers, "District 14 – U.S. Representative in Congress: Anderson, Hosta vie for congressional seat in Democratic primary," accessed March 20, 2014
  7. Dennis for Congress, "Issues," Accessed October 4, 2012
  8. Politico, "2012 Election Map, Illinois"
  9. Illinois State Board of Elections "Candidate List" Accessed December 27, 2011
  10. Federal Election Commission, "Dennis Anderson 2014 Summary reports," Accessed November 6, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed November 6, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed November 6, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 6, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed March 3, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Pre-Primary," accessed May 14, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 12, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 14, 2014
  18. OpenSecrets "2012 Election" Accessed March 23, 2013
  19. Dennis Anderson for Congress "Dennis Anderson: Committed to community service" Accessed December 30, 2011