Retired Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Mark Anderson announced his campaign as a Republican candidate for State Representative of the 62nd District.
Anderson lives in Granby with his wife Carole, a dental hygienist, and stepdaughter Leanna, who has special needs. Anderson has two adult sons and Carole has two other adult daughters, forming a blended family that he said resembles the 1970s TV show The Brady Bunch.
Following his Army career, Anderson earned a master’s degree in public policy with high distinction from Liberty University. He was Representative Bill Simanski’s campaign manager in the last election, and continues to be an advocate for good government. His policy interests are broad, demonstrated by his having hosted events with guest speakers from the Connecticut Parents Union, Fight Voter Fraud, the Family Institute of Connecticut, the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, the Connecticut Civilian Defense League, the Connecticut General Assembly Conservative Caucus, as well as No Tolls CT, of which he is on the steering committee. He has attended many legislative committee hearings and submitted both oral and written testimony on proposed laws. Anderson considers his pursuit of elected office as a continuation of a life dedicated to public service.
Anderson stated that “Connecticut and its people have great untapped potential. We will recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, but to fully release our state’s potential will require more than sound fiscal policy. This state ranks near the bottom of most economic metrics, so bold decisions need to be made in order to reduce the cost of living and of doing business in the state.”
For more information see his website, Mark4CT.us