Neil (Neil) Anderson (R-SS47)
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Capitol: 217.782.5957
FAX: 217.782.0813
District: 309.230.7584
Room 208-A Capitol Building 401 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62706

District Office:
103 North College Avenue
Aledo, IL 61231
Elected: 2014    Next Election: 2026
Spouse: Brandi   
Committee Assignments
MemberSubcommittee on Firearms
MemberSubcommittee on Government Operations
MemberSubcommittee on Gaming, Wagering and Racing
Minority SpokespersonSenate Special Committee on Pensions
Minority SpokespersonSenate Committee on Executive
Minority SpokespersonSenate Committee on Assignments
MemberSubcommittee on Liquor
MemberSubcommittee on Public Safety and Infrastructure
MemberSenate Committee on Energy and Public Utilities
MemberSenate Committee on Health and Human Services
MemberSenate Committee on Agriculture
Counties Representing
Adams / Brown / Cass / Fulton / Hancock / Henderson / Mason / McDonough / Mercer / Pike / Schuyler / Scott / Warren


Neil Anderson, a Moline firefighter and paramedic, is the State Senator for the 36th District, and has served in this role since 2015. The 36th District includes portions of Rock Island, Whiteside, Carroll, and Henry Counties.

In January 2019, Sen. Anderson was appointed to serve as Senate Republican Assistant Leader, making him the youngest member to serve on Senate Republican Leadership.

Currently, Anderson serves as minority spokesperson for the Senate Licensed Activities Committee and is a member of the Veteran Affairs, Transportation, Energy and Public Utilities, and Commerce and Economic Development committees.

Neil was raised in the Quad City area and grew up working alongside his father in the family business installing floors. While attending the University of Nebraska he tried out for the football team as a walk-on. Neil was the only walk-on, out of 372 student athletes, to make the final team and join the roster.

After attending the University of Nebraska, Neil and his wife Brandi moved back to the Quad Cities where he joined a volunteer fire department. It didn't take long for Neil to realize that serving the public as a firefighter was his true life calling. He went on to earn his paramedic license and join the Moline Fire Department in 2006.

Neil and his wife Brandi currently reside in Andalusia with their two children, Steel and Sophia.