Dick Anderson

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Dick Anderson
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 6
In office
December 1, 2010 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 5
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Dakota
Office website
Dick Anderson is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 6. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Anderson earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota. His professional experience includes working as a farmer.[1]

Committee assignments


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

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy and Natural Resources
Human Services


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


Law enforcement drones

On January 21, 2013, Anderson, fellow Representatives Rick Becker, Thomas Beadle, Joe Heilman, Curt Hofstad, David Monson, Karen Rohr, Nathan Toman, and Ben Hanson and Senator Margaret Sitte introduced HB 1373 to restrict the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) by law enforcement agencies. This bill would require agencies to receive a court warrant for any drone use, and such warrants would only be obtainable for felony investigations. Exceptions would be made for drones used to patrol the Canadian border, aid law enforcement agencies where there is "reasonable suspicion" that quick action is necessary, and evaluate damage during and after natural disasters. HB 1373 would also allow people injured by governmental violation of these restrictions to sue the offending law enforcement agencies. The bill would expressly prohibit surveillance by drones with lethal or non-lethal weapons, private surveillance of other private parties without informed consent, and surveillance of people exercising their constitutional rights of free speech and assembly.[2][3] On January 28, the Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on the bill.[4]



See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Anderson ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 6. Anderson and Bob Hunskor defeated Cindy Shattuck and Myron Hanson in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Hunskor Incumbent 28.7% 3,867
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDick Anderson Incumbent 26.1% 3,521
     Republican Myron Hanson 23.8% 3,206
     Democratic Cindy Shattuck 21.5% 2,899
Total Votes 13,493


See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Anderson won election to the North Dakota House of Representatives in the November 2 general election. Anderson and Jon Nelson (R) defeated Marie Marshall (D) and Cindy Shattuck (D).[7][8]

North Dakota State House, District 7
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jon Nelson (R) 3,110
Green check mark transparent.png Dick Anderson (R) 2,822
Marie Marshall (D) 2,305
Cindy Shattuck (D) 2,251

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Anderson is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Anderson raised a total of $23,425 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[9]

Dick Anderson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State House, District 6 Won $7,425
2010 North Dakota State House, District 7 Won $12,650
2006 North Dakota State Senate, District 7 Defeated $3,350
Grand Total Raised $23,425


Anderson won re-election to the North Dakota State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $7,425.


Anderson won election to the North Dakota State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $12,650.


Anderson lost the election for the North Dakota State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $3,350.


NDPC: North Dakota Legislative Review

See also: North Dakota Policy Council: North Dakota Legislative Review

The North Dakota Policy Council, a North Dakota-based nonprofit research organization which describes itself as "liberty-based", published the North Dakota Legislative Review, a comprehensive report on how state legislators voted during the 2011 legislative session. The scorecard seeks to show how North Dakota legislators voted on the principles the Council seeks to promote. The Council recorded and scored votes on both spending bills and policy bills, and awarded points accordingly. Policy issues voted upon included income tax cuts, pension reform, and government transparency. On spending legislation, the Council accorded a percentage score based on how much spending the legislator voted against. On policy legislation, scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Council.[10] Anderson received a score of 37.35% on policy legislation and voted against 4.20% of state spending. Anderson was ranked 63rd on policy and 47th on spending, out of 94 House members evaluated for the study.[11]


Anderson and his wife, Susan, have two children. They currently reside in Willow City, North Dakota.[1]

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