Rod Anderson for BOC

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, District 1

Welcome to my campaign web site. Its primary use will be to disseminate information related to my candidacy for the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, District One. In view of the unusual circumstances surrounding this election, I am not planning on conducting public events during the campaign. Nevertheless, I have an obligation to the voters to provide information about my political background, philosophy, and approach to public office, This site is intended to fulfill that obligation.

-Rod Anderson

Site Navigation

  • Use the pull down menus in the header for general site navigation

  • Use the link in the footer to submit comments, questions, and other discussions

  • Additional topical links are provided on each page for convenience

Why vote for me?

Details Experience

  • Experienced office holder at local and state level (but not a politician!)

  • Maintains perspective as citizen

  • Broad work experience (academia, military, private industry, not for profits)

  • General Goals

    • Ensure that all aspects of issues are discussed

    • Identify alternative solutions to problems for consideration

    • Avoid groupthink

  • Specifics

    • Review and reduce tax burden

    • Ensure equity in distribution of resources

    • Reject attacks on free speech and free exercise of religion

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." -- H.L. Mencken

Main Site Links

Use the pull down menus in the header for convenient navigation from most site pages. Main sub-pages:

Content and links related to campaign activities, such as responses to inquiries from community groups.


Links to previous (and current) political activities. Included to provide a perspective on my political viewpoint.

Links to background material relevant to the campaign.