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About Richard Anderson

richard-anderson-for-mayor-fb-profileRichard was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in the western suburbs. A typical childhood of swimming, baseball, basketball, scouting (a family of Eagle Scouts) and music, Dick went on to Macalester College in St Paul, Minnesota.

Richard graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and played college level basketball and baseball. In addition, he had a radio program and played in a 16 piece big band dance orchestra in the Twin Cities. Turning down an offer from the Pittsburgh Pirates, he began a 34 year career with the Department of the Army (civilian) followed by five years as a senior financial analyst with CALIBRE Systems, Inc.

Richard Anderson moved to Kingman in August 2008 after a thirty-five year financial management career working for the Department of Army and five years as a Senior Financial Analyst with CALIBRE Systems, Alexandria VA. His Army work started as a budget intern, progressing upward to Budget Officer, Manpower Officer, Deputy Comptroller, Financial Manager and Resource Manager as he moved from installation to depot, to Major Command and finally to Department of the Army Headquarters, the Pentagon. Richard’s career saw him transfer from a safe appropriation funded environment to a cash basis maintenance and repair environment.

Recognized as a leader, with strong quantitative skills and work ethic, he advanced to be the Senior Financial Analyst of the Army Industrial Base in the Pentagon. Immediately following 9/11, Richard was detailed to the Financial Manager of the Army Supply System with the specific mission of getting supplies to Army troops being deployed to the desert.

After his Federal Service retirement, Richard worked on several projects relating to Department of Defense programs. Most notable was the review of the Department of Defense financial management practices pertaining to the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) funds.

After being a Kingman resident for a little over a year, Richard decided to run for the Kingman City Council in 2009. He overcome tradition that a newcomer never gets elected on the first try and has been a strong voice of reason on the council, frequently called the financial conscience of the council. Richard strongly defends personal and property rights, always remembering whose wallets are paying City taxes.

 

About Richard Anderson

Professional

  • BA: Macalester College, MN
  • Retired: Federal Government Department of Army (Civilian)
  • 35 Years Financial Management
  • Pentagon Survivor (9/11/2001)
  • Kingman City Councilor

Personal

  • Married: 46 Wonderful Years to Diana Lynn Anderson
  • 2 Children
  • 5 Grandchildren

Interests

  • Family
  • Energy Conservation
  • Renewable Energy
  • History
  • Local Events
  • Football/Baseball

Memberships

  • Lions
  • Lower Colorado River Resource Conservation & Development Council

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