He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
Beth Van Duyne
Mayor of Irving
“I am supporting Rodney Anderson to be the next State Representative for our area. He is a man of honesty, integrity, and I know he will be a strong voice for Irving at the State Capitol.”
Grand Prairie City Council Member
“Rodney Anderson has served our community in a variety of ways all of his life. And he will, once again, represent our communities with pride and distinction when he is elected to Texas House. I am honored to stand with him!”
A Personal Note from Rodney
I am running for Texas House District 105 to ensure our community has a voice in Austin.
I was born and raised in this district and it’s where I call home.
I am a proven leader with a proud record of standing strong for our Texas values. I am a citizen who understands that an elected representative must represent all of the people in the district, not special interests in Austin.
Just like you, I’ve had enough of excessive spending, enough of excessive taxation, and enough of the unfunded mandates on our education system.
As your Representative, I will work day and night for a smaller, less intrusive government, lower taxes, reduced spending and a secure border. I am a champion for the liberties and freedoms of Texans.
While Texas has done very well under conservative leadership, we can still do better, and I want to continue helping to lead our great state forward.
Our campaign is off to a great start with support from citizens all over the district who share our message. And we want you to join us today.
I respectfully ask for your support and your vote on November 4th.
Rodney Anderson has always believed in hard work, commitment to his family and to his community. He attended public schools, all within the GPISD. And he didn’t wander far from home to go to college. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he graduated in 1990 with a BBA in Real Estate. He is committed to public education and serving others, and he has volunteered countless hours to the Boy Scouts of America, PTA, the YMCA, the First Free Will Baptist Church, and Rotary International.
Rodney is dedicated to serving the people of House District 105, and he is not a career politician. Having never been in politics before 2010, he made the decision to run for State Representative to truly make a difference and challenge a seemingly unbeatable incumbent in the State Legislature. With extremely hard work and applying solid business strategies to his campaign, he was elected in November 2010 to the Texas House of Representatives.
As a businessman, Rodney believes that strong, solid business principles are desperately needed in Austin. He applied these same principals during his freshman year in the legislature and earned the coveted “Taxpayer Champion” award from Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. He was one of only 28 house members to receive this award. He was also honored by the Texas Land Title Association and was named “Freshman Legislator of the Year” for his work on eminent domain and HOA issues. The Texas Association of Realtors also named him to the “2011 Legislative Honor Roll” for his work on private property rights issues.
Rodney Anderson is committed to using his business experiences over the last 30 years to continue cutting excessive spending and building on Texas’ strong pro-business environment that fosters job growth. He also works to protect our public schools assisting teachers and schools, keeping resources at a local level and eliminating unfunded mandates on our education system.
Rodney is a proud member of the NRA and the National Right To Life. He is an affiliate member of the Arlington Board of Realtors, a member of the board of the YMCA and volunteers for the Boy Scouts of America.
Rodney has deep roots in our community. His commitment to the district is surpassed only by his commitment to his wife and family. He married Heather Jerden in 1991 and they have three children who attend public schools in the Grand Prairie ISD. His grandfather, Bob Harless, moved the family to the area in the early 1950’s. He was a house painter and small business owner in Grand Prairie for more than 40 years. Rodney’s parents, Bennie and Sandy Anderson, have owned a small property management company in Grand Prairie since 1986, and prior to the real estate business, his father worked for many years at a local defense contractor. His father-in-law was a school principal for more than 35 years, and his sister in law is a teacher with over 20 years experience. These incredibly deep roots are why he cares so deeply about our future. This is his home. It is his life. Raising a family with deep roots in the community is important to both he and Heather, and he will work tirelessly to continue to improve the quality of life for the people of Tarrant and Dallas counties.
“Rodney Anderson will not be just another vote in the House – he will be a leader in the fight to preserve liberty. Rodney is a lifelong native of the district and has a strong record of standing up for our conservative values. He has stood for liberty and I am proud to stand with him.”