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Bruce Douglas Anderson is a Minnesota politician and member of the.


Anderson, Bruce was born on March 12, 1950.


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 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 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. Anderson was first elected to the Senate in 2012.


Republican Party of Minnesota, Republican Party.


A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 29, which includes portions of Hennepin and Wright counties in the northwestern Twin Cities metropolitan area. 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 a member of the House Public Safety Policy and Oversight Committee and the Rules and Legislative Administration Committee.


Married Dottie Anderson. 5 children.