Eric Anderson is a lifelong resident of Buffalo. Eric is married to Valerie (V.J.) Lindquist Anderson and they have three children (Haley, Joey & Jonah). Eric graduated from Mankato State University (A.S) (Law Enforcement 1992) & Hibbing Technical College (Law Enforcement Skills 1994). He also continued studies at the University of St. Thomas (Criminal Justice).
Eric is currently a member of the Buffalo Fire Department and employed full-time as a Police Sergeant with the Howard Lake Police Department. He previously served with the Buffalo Police Department for thirteen years (1991-2004), where he began serving as a volunteer Police Reserve Officer and then became a licensed Officer two years later.
Eric’s 21+ years of experience with public safety has included the following law enforcement roles: Police Sergeant with Administrative Responsibilities, Fire/Arson Investigation, School Resource Officer, Narcotics Canine Officer, Field Training Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Background Investigator and Taser Instructor. He has previously been appointed and served as the Interim Chief of Police with the Howard Lake Police Department. He recently completed a position as the elected Secretary for the Buffalo Fire Department and Buffalo Fire Relief Board. He has also previously been a member of the Wright County Safe Schools Committee and Wright County MEADA.
Eric would like the city to maintain the quaintness of a small town, while allowing for continued services. His goal is to serve as a City Council member with a focus on long term planning, keeping taxes low (while maintaining current services), addressing transportation needs, and most importantly providing public safety. He will work closely with all city departments, local businesses, schools, along with individuals and county wide organizations to make decisions that shape the fine community of Buffalo.