Candidate Profile
Richard Anderson

Republican , Virginia

Biography

Name
Richard Anderson
Party
Republican
Race
House of Delegates, Dist. 51
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Family Foundation VA, 2015:  94%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  80%, 91%

91%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

League of Conservation Voters VA (VALCV), 2015:  67%, 45%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations VA (AFL-CIO VA), 2012:  0%
NARAL Pro-Choice VA, 2014-15:  0%, 0%

15%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Others

2
Virginia Citizens Defense League PAC, Virginia Society for Human Life PAC

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Richard Anderson, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
16
Associated Builders and Contractors, Dominion Leadership Trust, Eagle Forum, Eric Cantor, Family Research Council, GOPAC and 10 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Log Cabin Republicans

Summary

5%

LIBERAL

95%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and is the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

3. Because evolution is widely accepted, students should not be taught about intelligent design.

Neutral

4. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Agree

5. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

6. States should require voters to show photo identification and prove citizenship in order to register to vote or to cast a vote.

Agree

7. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Agree

8. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Agree

9. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Agree

10. Pure democracy is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Disagree

11. Who has the primary responsibility to be sure children are properly educated?

Parents

12. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

Rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is at risk by continuing the pregnancy

13. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

Public power concentrated in the hands of a few is a clear and present danger in a Constitutional Republic. In America, the citizens have a right to self-determination, selecting their representatives, and deciding how their government functions. That's why I work so hard on constituent services, public outreach, and representing my neighbors.

14. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court

15. Please list the six (6) most important endorsements you have received from groups or individuals.

While I value the endorsements I've received from business (Virginia Chamber of Commerce and NFIB), financial institutions, veterans groups, realtors, and farmers, my most valued endorsements are the ones I receive from the families and neighbors I represent in Richmond.

16. Please list your educational, military and vocational history, and any church and civic leadership positions held, and political positions held or sought.

-Retired in 2009 after 30-year Air Force career -Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and other awards -National Commander, USAF Auxiliary (Civil Air Patrol) -American Legion Post 364 (Life Member) -Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1503 (Life Member) -Air Force Association (AFA) (Life Member) -Military Officers Association of America (Life Member) -Prince William Committee of 100 -Prince William Chamber of Commerce -Lake Ridge-Occoquan-Coles Civic Association (LOCCA) -Occoquan River Communities (ORC) -Occoquan District Committee, Boy Scouts of America -Prince William Sesquicentennial Steering Committee - Member and usher, Lake Ridge Baptist Church

17. What charitable, educational, religious, or political organizations have you been affiliated with as a member, contributor, or volunteer?

-Deputy House Whip -Chair, General Assembly Military and Veteran Caucus -Chair, Virginia Commission on Civics Education -Chair, 2010 Prince William Red Cross Fundraising Campaign -Member, Virginia Commission on Military Installations and Defense Activities -Member, Virginia Board of Veterans Services -Member, Virginia War Memorial Board of Trustees -Member, House Business Development Caucus -Member, Executive Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures -Member, Potomac Rappahannock Transportation Commission -Member, Virginia-North Carolina High-Speed Rail Compact


Background

Education
  • Webster University, St. Louis, MO, Masters, 1982
  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Bachelors, 1979
Work & Military
  • US Air Force, Colonel, 1979-2009
Affiliations
  • USAF Auxiliary (Civil Air Patrol), National Commander
  • VFW, Life Member
  • American Legion, Life Member
  • Military Officers Association of America, Life Member
  • Air Force Association, Life Member
  • General Assembly Military & Veterans Caucus, Chair
  • Virginia Commission on Civics Education, Chair
  • House Science & Technology Committee, Chair
Offices
  • Delegate, 51st House District, Held 2010-Present
  • None
 

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