Even before graduating from high school, Elliot Anderson was ready to serve the country and signed up for the U.S. Marine Corps. As a machine gunner for four years on active duty and three years in the inactive reserve, Elliot was deployed for combat in Afghanistan and would return home a decorated U.S. Marine.

Assemblyman Anderson's medals for his military service include: The Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, three Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, a Combat Action Ribbon, and the Rifle Expert Badge.

Elected to the Nevada State Assembly in 2010, Assemblyman Anderson has worked hard with the local community in Southern Nevada to address the needs of our service men and women, families, students, and small businesses. He has sponsored multiple pieces of veterans’ legislation that have passed both legislative houses unanimously and are now law. His leadership has also helped enact laws that will protect Nevadans’ privacy from drones, expand our Zoom school program, and reduce class sizes in our schools.

While attending UNLV and being employed full time, Assemblyman Anderson earned a B.A. in Political Science graduating Magna Cum Laude. He went on to receive his J.D. from UNLV’s prestigious William S. Boyd School of Law in 2015. Previously, Assemblyman Anderson served as the Chairman of the Committee on Education and in the 2015 session of the Nevada State Legislature he served on the Education, Judiciary, and Legislative Operations and Elections Committees.

Currently representing Assembly District 15 in central Las Vegas, Assemblyman Anderson stays well connected to the community and is extremely active with his constituents. He is a proud member of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, has been named to Las Vegas' Local Heroes List by Las Vegas CityLife Magazine, and is a 2015 Henry Toll Fellow for the Council of State Governments.