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Joel Anderson


Picture of Joel Anderson
CA State Assembly
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-2006 Republican AD-77 69436 Win
11-04-2008 Republican AD-77 92621 Win
11-02-2010 Republican SD-36 193573 Win
11-04-2014 Republican SD-38 146510 Win
11-06-2018 Republican SBOE4 1427566 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Joel Chistopher Anderson
Born: February 11, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan
Married: Kate
Children: Mary, Maura and Michael

Previous: Member, Lincoln Club of San Diego County
Previous: Member, Young Americans for Freedom
Previous: Member, Young Republicans Federated & College Republicans

Previous: Member, Citizens Advisory Board of Miramar College
1998: Primary Candidate for AD-75 (Lost; 31.4%)
2002-2006: Member, Padre Dam Board of Directors
2008: Delegate, Republican National Convention
2016: Candidate for San Diego County Board of Supervisors (Withdrew)
2016: Delegate, Republican National Convention
2016: Candidate for Presidential Elector for California (Lost)
2020-Present: Member, San Diego County Supervisors

  • 2016 Trump Delegate
  • NOTABLE NO VOTE (Confederate Flag) Anderson was one of 2 State Senators (and 3 legislators overall) who voted against AB 2444 (2014) by Isadore Hall, which prohibited the State of California from selling or displaying the Battle Flag of the Confederacy (with minor exceptions).
  • CLOSE CONTEST: On election night for the 2018 General, Anderson led Mike Schaefer in the Board of Equalization race by 52806 votes. By the following Saturday, Anderson's lead had dropped to 13169 votes and on Sunday it fell to 7491. On November 13th, one day after the election, Schaefer pulled ahead by 3508 votes. Schaefer would eventually (three weeks after the election) be more than 100,000 votes ahead of Anderson.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (2007-08)