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John F. "Andy" Anders
Louisiana State Representative, District 21

John F. “Andy” Anders is the State Representative for District 21 which includes Concordia Parish and parts of Tensas, Madison and East Carroll Parishes. Representative Anders serves as chairman on the Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development Committee and also serves on the Insurance, Homeland Security and Joint Homeland Security Committee. He is a member of the Tensas -Concordia Soil and Water Conservation Board, the Concordia Farm Bureau Board and the State and Rural Agriculture Leadership. He is also a member of the Ferriday Rotary Club.

Anders graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 1979 with a bachelor degree in Agriculture and Business. He currently is a salesman for Goldman Equipment Company, the local John Deere Dealership and also raises cattle and hay.

He is married to Nancy Ratcliff Anders. They have three daughters, Dr. Bridget Anders Milliken, Dr. Rachel Anders and Emily Anders.

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02/16 - Effects of Expansion: Medicaid in Louisiana

How will the lives of those who now have access to health care change?

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12/15 - Election 2015: An Analysis

What strategies did each of the major candidates use during the Governor's race?

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03/16 - Justice on Hold: Louisiana’s Public Defender Shortage

How serious of a problem is the shortage of public defenders in Louisiana?

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How can improving early childhood programs improve the state’s educational outcomes, workforce, and economics?


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