Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson REPRepublican

American politician

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Richard AndersonREPRepublican American politician
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VAResidence (state)

Richard L. "Rich" Anderson (born May 30, 1955) is an American politician. From 2010 through 2018 he served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 51st district in the Prince William County suburbs of Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Republican Party. Anderson lost his reelection bid in Virginia's November 2017 election. Since 2020, Anderson serves as the Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. Anderson chaired the House Committee on Science and Technology (2010–2017), and served on the House committees on Finance (2010–2017), General Laws (2010–2017), and Transportation (2012–2017).

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Education9 - 9 of 7
Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia
Graduated
2012
Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base
Graduated
1998
Armed Forces Staff College, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base
Graduated
1994
Air Command and State College, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base
Graduated
1993
Squadron Officers School,Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base
Graduated
1984
Webster University
MA Public Administration
1980 - 1982
Virginia Tech
BA Political Science
1974 - 1979
Past Positions1 - 6 of 6
Delegate
Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
2010 - 2018
Senior Military Assistant
Office of the Secretary of Defense
2006 - 2009
Chief
Asia-Pacific Division, Deputy Under Secretary of United States Air Force
2003 - 2006
Chief
Staff Action Group, Deputy Under Secretary of United States Air Force
2001 - 2003
National Commander
Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxillary
1993 - 1996
Colonel
United States Air Force, retired
Other Experience1 - 28 of 28
Life Member
Lake Ridge–Occoquan–Coles Civic Association (LOCCA)
Current
Life Member
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Mt. Vernon Chapter
Current
Life Member
Air Force Association
Current
Life Member
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 48
Current
Life Member
American Legion Post 364
Current
Life Member
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1503
Current
Member
Prince William Chamber of Commerce
Current
Member
Virginia Coalition on Open Government
Current
Member
Boy Scouts of America, Occoquan District Committee
Current
Member
Statewide Advisory Board, Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership
Current
Member
Executive Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures
Current
Member
Prince William Committee of 100
Current
Usher
Lake Ridge Baptist Church
Current
Chair
Board of Governors, United States Air Force Auxiliary (Civil Air Patrol)
2011 - 2013
Chair
Heroes for the American Red Cross Fundraising Campaign, Prince William Chapter, American Red Cross
2010
Former Member
Virginia Open Education Curriculum Board
Member
Occoquan River Communities (ORC), present
Member
Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission
Member
Prince William County Sesquicentennial Steering Committee, present
Former Chair
Science and Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Subcommittee on Transportation, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Subcommittee on Public Safety, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
General Laws Committee, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Appropriations Committee, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Joint Commission on Technology and Science, Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Transportation Committee, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates
Former Member
Virginia Intelligent Transportation Systems Advisory Committee