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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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10/16 - Election 2016

What concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall?

The presidential election may be getting all of the attention, but Louisiana residents will be making several important decisions at the ballot box in November. The U.S. Senate seat left up for grabs by retiring Sen. David Vitter has drawn a field of 24 candidates. Louisianians in the south- and northwest parts of the state will also be voting on congressmen. So, what national concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall? What statewide issues should be on the mind of Louisiana’s next Congressional leaders? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Election 2016” Wednesday, October 26 at 7p.m. (Taping Tuesday, October 25)

Our Panelists:

• Elizabeth Crisp / The Advocate
• Greg Hilburn / Gannett Newspapers
• Martin Johnson, Ph.D. / LSU Manship School of Mass Communication
• Albert Samuels, Ph.D. / Mandela School of Public Policy, Southern University

• Guest Host: Patricia Smith / Assistant to Dean of Political Science Dept., Southern University

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