Bruce Anderson (politician)
|Member of the Minnesota Senate|
from the 29th district
|Assumed office |
January 8, 2013
|Preceded by||Amy Koch (District 19)|
|Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives|
from the 19A district
January 3, 1995 – January 7, 2013
|Preceded by||Stephanie Klinzing|
|Succeeded by||Marion O'Neill (District 29B)|
|Born||March 12, 1950|
Saint Paul, Minnesota
|Spouse(s)||Dottie (until September 2006, her death)|
|Residence||Buffalo Township, Minnesota|
|Alma mater||North Hennepin Junior College|
Willmar Technical College
Bruce Douglas Anderson (born March 12, 1950) is an American politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 29, which includes portions of Hennepin and Wright counties in central Minnesota.
Early life, education, and career
Anderson attended North Hennepin Junior College in Brooklyn Park from 1968–1969, and received aviation electronics training during his time in the United States Navy from 1970–1973. He received an A.A. in agribusiness from Willmar Technical College in Willmar in 1976, and later earned a B.S. in business management from Northwestern College in Roseville. He was a sales manager for Centra Sota Cooperative from 1976–1986. He was a member of the Minnesota Governor's Advisory Board for Technology for Persons with Disabilities in the 1990s.
Anderson was a member of the Minnesota Air National Guard, and a former Master Sergeant in the United States Air National Guard. He was the 1990 Republican-endorsed candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the old 6th Congressional District.
Anderson was first elected to the House in 1994, and was re-elected every two years through 2010. Prior to the 2002 legislative redistricting, he represented the old District 19B. He was a member of the House Public Safety Policy and Oversight Committee and the Rules and Legislative Administration Committee. He also served on the Finance subcommittees for the Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division, the Capital Investment Finance Division, and the Energy Finance and Policy Division.