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Anderson, Bruce Douglas

House 1995-2002 (District 19B); House 2003-2012 (District 19A); Senate 2013-Present (District 29)

Party when first elected:  Independent Republican

Counties Served:  Hennepin, Sherburne, Wright

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 3/12/1950 Date of Death: 
Birth Place:  Birth County:  Birth Country:
Other Names:
Gender:  Male Religion:  Evangelical Free Christian
City of Residence (when first elected):  Buffalo

Occupation (when first elected):  Federal Express/Air National Guard

EDUCATION

United States Navy; Postsecondary; Aviation Electronics
Willmar Technical College; A.A.; Agribusiness
Crown College; N.H.J.C.; Liberal Arts
Northwestern College; B.A.; Business Administration

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

MilitaryUnited States Air National Guard/United States Air Force Reserves (Aerial Squadron, Master Sergeant; Transportation Specialist) ??/??/19?? to ??/??/20??
State Board/Commission/CouncilMinnesota Governor's Advisory Board for Technology for Persons with DisabilitiesAppointed??/??/1993 to ??/??/????

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Dottie (when first elected, she died in September 2006); Widower; Ruth (remarried, while in office)
Children: Five children: Leah, Rachel, Janelle, and Emily (two of his daughters are twins); Benjamin (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He ran unsuccessfully as the Republican endorsed candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 1990 election.

He ran unsuccessfully as the Independent Republican party endorsed candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1992 election.

Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1999-2000.


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Map of Buffalo
Buffalo, MN
Total Days Served: 7211

SESSIONS SERVED

88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)

  Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/6/2012 Term of Office: 1/8/2013 to 1/2/2017
District: 29 Residence: Buffalo
Counties Represented: Hennepin, Wright
Occupation: Retired U.S. Air Force Reserve, Retired MN Air National Guard
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2013 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2013 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Finance
Finance Subcommittee: State Departments and Veterans Division
State and Local Government

87th Legislative Session (2011-2012)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/2/2010 Term of Office: 1/4/2011 to 1/7/2013
District: 19A Residence: Buffalo Township
Counties Represented: Wright
Occupation: Agribusiness/Military
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance Minutes
State Government Finance Minutes
State Government Finance Subcommittee: Veterans Services Division (Chair) Minutes
Ways and Means Minutes

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/4/2008 Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
District: 19A Residence: Buffalo Township
Counties Represented: Wright
Occupation: Agribusiness/Military
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Finance Subcommittee: Capital Investment Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Energy Finance and Policy Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division: Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division Minutes
Public Safety Policy and Oversight Minutes
Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/7/2006 Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
District: 19A Residence: Buffalo Township
Counties Represented: Wright
Occupation: Agribusiness/Military, United States Air Forces Reserve
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Finance Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division: Environmental Justice and Healthy Housing Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Minnesota Heritage Finance Division Minutes
Health and Human Services Minutes
Health and Human Services Subcommittee: Mental Health Division Minutes

84th Legislative Session (2005-2006)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/2/2004 Term of Office: 1/4/2005 to 1/2/2007
District: 19A Residence: Buffalo Township
Counties Represented: Wright
Occupation: Agribusiness/Military
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2005 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2005 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Local Government Minutes
Rules and Legislative Administration Minutes
Transportation Minutes
Transportation Finance Minutes

83rd Legislative Session (2003-2004)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/5/2002 Term of Office: 1/7/2003 to 1/3/2005
District: 19A Residence: Buffalo
Counties Represented: Wright
Occupation: Agriculture/Military
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:  2003 1st Sp.S. - Chief Author    2003 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Capital Investment
Rules and Legislative Administration
Transportation Finance
Transportation Policy

82nd Legislative Session (2001-2002)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/7/2000 Term of Office: 1/3/2001 to 1/6/2003
District: 19B Residence: Buffalo
Counties Represented: Sherburne, Wright
Occupation: Agricultural and Industrial Sales and Management/Military
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Education Policy
Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy
State Government Finance

81st Legislative Session (1999-2000)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/3/1998 Term of Office: 1/5/1999 to 1/2/2001
District: 19B Residence: Buffalo
Counties Represented: Sherburne, Wright
Occupation: Agricultural and Industrial Sales and Management
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Crime Prevention
Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy
State Government Finance

80th Legislative Session (1997-1998)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/5/1996 Term of Office: 1/7/1997 to 1/4/1999
District: 19B Residence: Buffalo
Counties Represented: Sherburne, Wright
Occupation: Agricultural and Industrial Sales and Management
Party: Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
Education
General Legislation, Veterans Affairs and Elections
General Legislation, Veterans Affairs and Elections Subcommittee: Veterans Affairs
Governmental Operations
Governmental Operations Subcommittee: Government Structures, Reform and Efficiency
Governmental Operations Subcommittee: State Government Finance Division
Regulated Industries and Energy

79th Legislative Session (1995-1996)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/8/1994 Term of Office: 1/3/1995 to 1/6/1997
District: 19B Residence: Buffalo
Counties Represented: Sherburne, Wright
Occupation: Federal Express/Air National Guard
Party: Independent Republican
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Committees:
General Legislation, Veterans Affairs and Elections
General Legislation, Veterans Affairs and Elections Subcommittee: Elections Division
Governmental Operations
Governmental Operations Subcommittee: Administrative Rules
Governmental Operations Subcommittee: State Government Finance Division

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