Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson REPRepublican

Public & government affairs consultant, politician

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Tom AndersonREPRepublican Public & government affairs consultant, politician
55
Years of Age
4
Years of Experience
AKResidence (state)

Thomas T. "Tom" Anderson (born August 4, 1967) is a partner at Optima Public Relations in Anchorage, Alaska and also a radio talk show host of "Tom Anderson Show" (www.TomAndersonShow.com) on KVNT 92.5 FM and 1020 AM in Anchorage and Mat-Su Valley Alaska. Anderson is a former Alaska state representative for District 19 representing northeast Anchorage, Alaska. Anderson, a Republican, served in the Alaska Legislature for two terms, from 2003 until 2007, and became known for his sponsorship of legislation which expanded Alaska's DNA database to assist in forensic identification of criminal suspects through DNA testing. On December 6, 2006, Anderson was indicted by a federal grand jury on seven felony counts of extortion, bribery, conspiracy, and money laundering involving allegations that he took bribes of nearly $13,000 in return for using his official position as a legislator to advocate for the certificate of need (CON) issuance for a residential psychiatric treatment center (RPTC) associated with the Gov. Frank Murkowski "Bring the Kids Home" initiative, and for contract changes relating to a community confinement center (halfway house) in Anchorage. In July 2007 he was found guilty on all seven felony counts and was sentenced in October 2007 to 60 months imprisonment to commence at the Federal Prison Camp in Sheridan, Oregon, on December 3, 2007. Anderson was one of seven legislators indicted, including U.S. Senator Ted Stevens, State Senator John Cowdery, former Speaker of the House Pete Kott, State Representative Bruce Weyhrauch, State Representative Vic Kohring and State Representative Beverly Masek.

Education5 - 5 of 3
Hamline University School of Law
JD
1999
University of Alaska, Anchorage
MA Public Administration
1993
University of Alaska, Anchorage
BA Political Science
1989
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Representative
Alaska State House of Representatives
2002 - 2006
Board Member
Anchorage School Board, 2000-2001.
Law Clerk
Various Law Firms, Houston and Houston
1996 - 1999
Legal Aide
Alaska State Legislature
1990 - 1996
Supervisor
Alaska Panorama R.V. Rentals
1987 - 1990
Consultant
Alaska Strategic Consultants, present
Other Experience1 - 18 of 18
Board Member
Northeast Community Center
2002 - Current
Member
Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center Fundraising Committee
2001 - Current
Board Member
Big Brothers Big Sisters
2000 - Current
Member
Rotary Club
2000 - Current
Member
Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
2000 - Current
National Rifle Association
1991 - Current
Board of Directors
Special Olympics of Alaska
Board of Directors
Alaska Youth Theater
Experience
Northeast Community Patrol
Fundraising Committee
Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center
Fundraising Committee
Fraternal Order of the Alaska State Troopers
Member
Elks Lodge 1351, 1991-present
Member
Friends of Armed Services YMCA
Member
American Society of Public Administrators
Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Board Member
Zoning Board of Examiners and Appeals
1999 - 2001
Vice Chair
Light and Power Commission
1995 - 1996
Board of Directors
Parking Authority Board
1992 - 1995