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Party: Republican

Official Bio:

Quick Bio
Merrill Anderson, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a retired Public Relations Professional, Management Systems Analyst, Social Service Manager and Community Activist who lives in a log house in Excelsior, Minnesota. He is a Military Intelligence Veteran, having served as an Interpreter of Chinese Mandarin with the Army Security Agency. He and his wife Corrine have been married 56 years, and their son and two daughters have gifted them with four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Merrill calls himself a Conservative centrist. He endorsed and supported President Donald Trump in the 2016 campaign and beyond. He's running for the U.S. Senate from Minnesota as a Republican VS Amy Klobuchar and is a candidate in the Minnesota Primary Election coming up on August 14th.

,,,,,and, a much longer history.....

Merrill Anderson for Senator, MINNESOTA

Minneapolis, Minnesota


Minnehaha Academy
Augsburg ( briefly )
Army Language School ( Chinese )
ASA/NSA ( Interrogation /Field Communications )
Chinese Lutheran Seminary ( moniter )
Honeywell ( Supply Chain Management) )
Alexander Hamilton Institute
Antioch Communiversity ( Criminal Justice & Non Profit Management )
Coldwell Banker Real Estate


Army Security Agency
Merrill Anderson Associates ( Management/Public Relations )

Candidate For U.S. SENATOR, MINNESOTA, 2018

REACHOUT, INC. President and CEO
June 1971 – April 2004 (32 years 11 months)
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro Area
Founder, Developer and Director of Non Profit Social Service Agency headquartered in 44,000 sq. ft. facility at 5th & East Lake Street in Minneapolis, operating from 1971 through 2004. The agency was set up to provide a self sufficient support system, operating without public funds while providing intervention services to individuals and families in crisis. The headquarters building housed counseling, workshop and retail areas...with a Thrift Store receiving public donations of clothing, goods and furniture acting as the economic engine....the sole source of support for the enterprise. Client loading involved approximately 3000 transactions annually...providing direct employment, crisis intervention, counseling, job training and placement, personal needs such as clothing and furniture, temporary housing...or some combination of these services.

April 1965 – April 2004 (39 years 1 month)
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
Public Relations Consultant specializing in:
Community Relations - Community Development - Fundraising
Municipal, County, State and National Legislative Liaison, Election Campaigns
Under this umbrella also served as:
Executive Vice President - Consumers, Counsel, Inc.
Community Relations Director - Naegele Outdoor Advertising
Public Relations Director - Minnesota Professional Driver Training Association
President - Twin City Diving School
President & CEO - REACHOUT, INC. ( Minneapolis Metro Social Service Agency )

1962 – 1965 (3 years)
Hopkins, Minnesota
Facilitator in Supply Chain Management - Armament Manufacturing, graduated to developing Policy and Procedure for the Engineering Sector of the Ordnance Division.
Secret Clearances required, precise job functions classified.

1961 – 1962 (1 year )
5 State Area, MN, WI, IA, NoDak, SoDak
Motivated, Trained, Managed and provided Field Supervision in Marketing of Copyrighted Educational System.

Interpreter, Chinese Mandarin
1956 – 1959 (3 years)
Monterey, California and Far East Command (Classified)

Your key platforms:

I believe that for the safety and security of our Citizen's Lives, Liberties and Property in Minnesota and across America we have to break the political machine stranglehold and challenge the control of our elected and appointed officials by self appointed “kingmakers”. The trend among our burgeoning puppet like "political class" has been toward an intertwining Globalism and Socialism, which is NOT what my constituents say they want.....
A prime example is the #Soros-#Obama-#Hillary Cabal, which feels “entitled” to lead our country even after they lost power and who are attempting to organize and support a revolutionary Communist style street “Resistance” (#BLM, #BAMN, #Antifa, etc.) while maintaining a “shadow government” in collusion with national security agencies which have been politicized and weaponized against our own citizens during the last four Presidential administrations.....this accelerating sharply under Obama.... toward forwarding a Globalist rather than a national agenda favorable to “We, the People”.
Fed up with this nonsense, American citizens voted in a President, #DonaldTrump, who told them he would put America First, while upholding the Constitution and the Rule of Law. I see him working hard to keep his promise. I’d like to give him some help.
Left leaning politicians try to convince us they have all the answers, but despite .billions of dollars poured into a multitude of Federal, State and Local initiatives.... and Obama's "transforming of America" with open borders, DACA and Obama Care we were seeing declining social values, crumbling infrastructure and upcoming generations confused about their identity and their role in moving America forward. We were seeing drug use peaking again, STDs reaching epidemic stages, core cities losing wage earning - tax paying population....and that education system (?by design?) dumbing down our young...not building self reliance and not equipping them to meet the challenges to come.. All the while, the Political Machines, like dragons eating their own tails, keep chewing up more and more money from the taxpayers...with the people who are in real need getting the leftovers, the dregs.
I've been on scene long enough to have some sense of what works and what doesn't. I believe my varied life experience prepares me to help knit together complex and disparate elements which can coalesce to build and maintain Minnesota .........leveraging the Senate office to represent what Minnesotans REALLY think and supporting the kind of job growth key to Making America Great Again for all who wish to work...

If it tickles your funny bone at all to shake up the political kingmakers....and think a fresh Minnesota Congressional Delegation might be just the thing...then be one of my Volunteers...get on your computer and SHARE this site with every friend you can think of...
Let's give the political pros and pundits something to chew on for the next few decades....and make some history!

....Vote for Me....When I say what I'll do...I'll do what I say!
To those already helping....Thank You and God Bless....


Merrill Anderson for U.S. Senator, Minnesota

What’s one thing you want the Rochester community to know about you?

I keep my promises.
"When I say what I'll do. I'll do what I say"!