“It’s certainly an honor,” Anderson said of his nomination. “I was on city council here 14 years, the final 10 of those as mayor. We were pretty successful because there was no partisan bickering. It was that type of leadership that allowed us to build two industrial parks and provide jobs for the community.”To Anderson, effective leadership, the economy, education, and to fully fund the Governor's Opportunity Fund are the major campaign issues.
The district covers Danville and parts of Pittslyvania and Henry Counties. Democrats view this as a potential pick-up opportunity, as this district went heavily democratic during last year's election cycle.