Rob Anderson (politician)

Rob Anderson
MLA for Airdrie-Chestermere
In office
March 3, 2008 - April 23, 2012
Preceded byCarol Haley
Succeeded byriding dissolved
MLA for Airdrie
In office
April 23, 2012 - May 5, 2015
Preceded bynew riding
Succeeded byAngela Pitt
Personal details
Born (1977-06-13) June 13, 1977 (age 40)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Political party Progressive Conservative (2008-2010, 2014-present)
Wildrose Party (2010-2014)
Residence Airdrie, Alberta, Canada
Alma mater Brigham Young University
University of Alberta


Robert Harmen “Rob” Anderson (given birth to June 13, 1977) is a Canadian politician and a previous Person in the Legislative Set up of Alberta, he represented the constituency of Airdrie. He was a Intensifying Conventional until he crossed the ground on January 4, 2010 to become listed on the Wildrose Party. He was reelected in the Alberta general election, 2012, with 16 various other Wildrose MLAs to create the state Opposition. On Dec 17, 2014, Anderson resigned through the Wildrose caucus to cross the ground and rejoin the regulating Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta caucus, along with eight various other Wildrose MLAs.

Political career

Anderson was elected to his initial term in Alberta's Legislative Set up while the Member for Airdrie-Chestermere in the 2008 provincial election.During his first term, Anderson was appointed as an associate from the Provincial Treasury Panel and served for the position and cabinet policy committees on Public Safety and Companies aswell as the Private Costs committee. He also offered as the parliamentary helper to the Lawyer General and Minister of Community Security.Anderson's duties seeing that parliamentary helper included overseeing stakeholder consultations toward developing Alberta's new police framework; conducting sector consultations for and sponsoring the Protection Services and Researchers Action (2008); and sponsoring the Alberta Video gaming & Liquor Amendment Action (2009).Anderson was also the article writer and sponsor of an exclusive members costs, the Election Budget and Efforts Disclosure (ALTERNATIVE PARTY Marketing) Amendment Action (2009).Anderson still left the Progressive Conservative Party in January 2010 to become listed on the Wildrose Alliance Party, which afterwards changed its name towards the Wildrose Party. When potential Wildrose head Danielle Smith managed to get known she was departing the Tories for the Wildrose, Anderson was dispatched to chat her from it. Anderson informed Smith that regardless of the Tories' reckless spending and unwillingness to hear the backbenchers, there is no viable alternate on the proper. Smith was unmoved, stating that the Wildrose was the just realistic chance to provide Alberta a authorities that was really focused on fiscal conservatism. So far as Smith was worried, the Tories had been "beyond redemption" and "uncontrollable." When Anderson finally became a member of, Smith called him deputy innovator.On Apr 23, 2012, Anderson was re-elected with 57% from the votes in Airdrie, essentially a redrawn version of his older riding. The Wildrose earned 17 seats for the reason that election, producing Anderson Deputy Innovator from the Opposition. Soon after the election he was appointed home leader and financing critic for the state Opposition and was called chair from the Standing up Committee on Open public Accounts which can be all-party committee comprising 18 Members from the Legislative Set up that evaluations the annual record from the Auditor General of Alberta and the general public accounts from the province. He also offered for the standing up committees for Source Stewardship aswell as the Alberta History Savings Trust Account.Anderson's first movement after getting re-elected was Movement 506 which urged the federal government to bring forwards legislation that could limit spending raises to only population growth in addition inflation; prohibit the launch of a spending budget that proposes a money deficit; allocate fifty percent of all money surpluses towards the Alberta Heritage Cost savings Trust Finance; and, amend the correct legislation to suspend the practice of spending the eye generated with the Finance until it gets to some at least $200 billion.In response towards the provincial government's 2013-2014 budget, Anderson and the state Opposition released the Wildrose Financial Recovery Program, which could have eliminated the working deficit this season and restored a moderate surplus by 2014. In Feb 2013, Anderson, Drew Barnes and Danielle Smith released the Wildrose 10-yr Debt Free of charge Capital Plan. The program needed $4 billion in capital facilities tasks in 2013 and $48 billion over a decade.

Early life

Anderson was created in Edmonton, the oldest of seven kids. The family resided in Sherwood Recreation area for some of Anderson's early years before relocating 1990 to Airdrie.Anderson spent a lot of his period playing sports activities—particularly hockey and soccer. He gained the Edmonton Town Championship as protective captain for the Salisbury SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL football group in Sherwood Recreation area, and was called the beginning goaltender for the Brigham Teen School Cougar's hockey group.

Taiwan missionary service

When he was nineteen years of age, Anderson spent 2 yrs surviving in Taiwan doing missionary program for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he learnt to speak Mandarin Chinese fluently, and worked being a caregiver for high-needs individuals and taught English simply because a second vocabulary.

Education and awards

In 2003, Anderson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Youthful University having a bachelor of arts in communications.3 years later, Anderson obtained a bachelor of laws degree from your University or college of Alberta, graduating ‘with distinction’ honours.While at legislation college, Anderson earned the Merv Leitch QC Scholarship or grant for superior academics standing up in Constitutional Law and involvement in related extra-curricular actions.Anderson co-founded the business Students for any Stronger Alberta. This group advocated for democratic reform and even more meaningful voter involvement in the democratic procedure, printed a university or college newspaper (‘the Indie’) centered on debating relevant general public policy and politics issues of your day, and structured a loudspeaker series on building up democracy that included Preston Manning, Ted Morton and David Kilgour.

Business experience

Ahead of his election mainly because a Member from the Legislative Set up, Anderson practiced corporate and business litigation law in Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Calgary.During his time period at law classes, Anderson founded an internet family entertainment business, offering it shortly before getting into politics.

Election results

2008 Alberta general election results ( Airdrie-Chestermere ) Turnout 40.2% Affiliation Applicant Votes %      Intensifying Conventional Rob Anderson 9,372 63% Wildrose Alliance Jeff Willerton 2,360 16%      Liberal John Burke 1,972 13% Green David Brandreth 660 4%      NDP Bryan Little 614 4% Total 14978 100% v t e Alberta general election, 2012: Airdrie Party Applicant Votes % Wildrose Rob Anderson 9,568 58.2% Progressive Conservative Kelly Hegg 5,376 32.7% New Democratic Bryan Young 685 4.2% Liberal Joel Steacy 525 3.2% Individual Jeff Willerton 297 1.8% Total 16,451 Rejected, Spoiled and Declined 113% Eligible Electors / Turnout 31,258 52.9% Wildrose pickup new district. Supply: The Record of the principle Electoral Officer for the 2012 Provincial General Election for the Twenty-eighth Legislative Set up. Elections Alberta. 27 Apr 2012. pp. 276–280.