|Current Court Information:|
|Minnesota Supreme Court|
|Appointed by:||Gov. Tim Pawlenty|
|Preceded by:||James Gilbert|
|Past post:||Minnesota Court of Appeals|
|Bachelors:||Gustavus Adolphus College, 1976|
|Law School:||University of Minnesota Law School, 1979|
|Candidate for:||Supreme Court|
|Election information 2012:|
Anderson is a 1976 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota and a 1979 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School.
Justice Anderson was a member of the Minnesota Court of Appeals from August l998 until his appointment to the Minnesota Supreme Court in October of 2004. He previously was a partner in the Minneapolis and Hutchinson law firm of Arnold, Anderson & Dove, PLLP, and had served as City attorney in Hutchinson for over fifteen years.
Opposition to judicial elections
Anderson spoke out against judicial elections in May 2008, and in favor of bills in the Minnesota legislature to eliminate election of judges, saying, "The problem with waiting [to act] is that there was a time when Texas wasn't Texas, Ohio wasn't Ohio, and Wisconsin wasn't Wisconsin," he said. "And what you find in these states, is that once they get into the soup of highly partisan, competitive, expensive judicial elections, they can't get out."
Awards and Associations
- Former chairman, Board of Directors, Hutchinson Community Video Network
- Former President, Rotary Club
- See also: Minnesota judicial elections, 2012
Anderson was elected to his seat after running unopposed.
- Biography of G. Barry Anderson on the Minnesota Supreme Court website
- Politics in Minnesota, "Pawlenty strikes down bong-water bill", May 18, 2010
- "Interview with Minnesota's newest Supreme Court justice, G. Barry Anderson", September 6, 2004
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Justice Anderson's State Biography Page
- ↑ MRP.org, "Former justice O'Connor urges changes in judicial elections", May 2, 2008
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State, Unofficial General Election Results: Judicial
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State, "Candidates of Judicial Offices"
- ↑ Minnesota Post, "Former U.S. Sen. Dean Barkley files for Minnesota Supreme Court seat," May 30, 2012
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State, Official Results General Election - Nov. 7, 2006
|Former||Russell Anderson • Helen Meyer • Eric Magnuson • Sam Hanson • Edward Stringer • Esther Tomljanovich • Sandy Keith • Kathleen Blatz •|