Bruce Anderson (politician)

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Bruce Anderson
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 29th district
Assumed office
January 8, 2013
Preceded byAmy Koch (District 19)
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 19A district
19B (1995–2003)
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 7, 2013
Preceded byStephanie Klinzing
Succeeded byMarion O'Neill (District 29B)
Personal details
Born (1950-03-12) March 12, 1950 (age 69)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Dottie (until September 2006, her death)
ResidenceBuffalo Township, Minnesota
Alma materNorth Hennepin Junior College
Willmar Technical College
Northwestern 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[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2]

Minnesota Legislature[edit]

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.[2]

Anderson was first elected to the Minnesota Senate in 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Anderson was married to Dottie until her death in September 2006. He later married Ruth. He has eight children and resides in Buffalo Township, Minnesota.[2]


  1. ^ "Senator Bruce Anderson Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  2. ^ a b c "Anderson, Bruce Douglas". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved November 25, 2018.

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