For the Canadian country music singer, see Sharon Anderson (singer). For the Australian singer/ artist, see Sharin Anderson.
Sharon Scarrella Anderson is an American politician and a member of the Republican Party. She is a 1956 graduate of Saint Paul Central High School and also attended the University of Minnesota.
Though not an attorney, Anderson has repeatedly sought the office of Minnesota Attorney General (1982, 86, 90, 94, 98, 2002, 06, 10 and 14). Despite a reputation for eccentricity, she registered as a candidate and won the Republican primary election for Attorney General in 1994, defeating the Republican-endorsed candidate, Tom Neuville. She subsequently lost in the general election to incumbent Skip Humphrey. She ran again in 2002 and lost in the primary. In 2006, she lost the Republican primary for the same office to Jeff Johnson, earning 42% of the vote to his 58%.
In 2009, she registered as a candidate to be mayor of St. Paul, garnering only 3.87% of the vote in the September 15 primary.
In 2010 and 2014, she registered again as a Republican candidate to be Attorney General of Minnesota, and lost again.
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