I am Paul Anderson, native Minnesotan and proud citizen of Minneapolis.
I have lived my life in Minneapolis, since coming to the University of Minnesota following high school in rural southern Minnesota. I have 3 children, now married and living in other cities across the Midwest, raising 6 grandchildren. And what I want for them in their cities is what I want to see now in Minneapolis.
Born in Bigfork, Minnesota, I moved to Grand Rapids when I was two and that is where I spent my early years. My grandparents were farmers and resort owners, who showed me the meaning of work and the achievement of the American dream.
At age 15, my family moved to Waseca when my dad became superintendent of the Southern Experiment Station, University of Minnesota. The station’s contribution to advancing the productivity of agriculture is unmatched in the world. Both of my parents were active in the Republican Party; my mom served as a campaign manager in multiple elections, and got my dad elected as a State Representative.
I realized that education and hard work was the path for me, so after high school, I went to the University of Minnesota and got my undergraduate degree in business. I later attended the Carlson School of Business where I graduated with my Master of Business Administration degree.
College behind me, I then had the great opportunities to work for several well-known Minnesota companies including Graco, FMC, The Pillsbury Company, Digi International, Toro, and TCF Bank. I am currently working for Hubbard Broadcasting as their Director of Corporate Information Services and Information Security.
My career has given me a businessperson’s perspective on solving problems, setting, and meeting goals, and providing levelheaded leadership in difficult situations. These skills and experience are needed now more than ever in our government, so that we, as a nation, and as a state, reunite with common goals for our society.
I look forward to sharing more of my story with you during this 2020 election season and earning your vote!
Prepared and paid for by Paul Anderson for SD 59 Senate Committee, PO Box 141211, Minneapolis, MN 55414-9998