Rodney Anderson has always believed in hard work, commitment to his family and to his community. He attended public schools, all within the GPISD. And he didn’t wander far from home to go to college. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he graduated in 1990 with a BBA in Real Estate. He is committed to public education and serving others, and he has volunteered countless hours to the Boy Scouts of America, PTA, the YMCA,
First Baptist Church of Grand Prairie, and Rotary International.
Rodney is dedicated to serving the people of Grand Prairie, and he is not a career politician. Having never been in politics before 2010, he made the decision to run for State Representative to truly make a difference in the State Legislature, being elected in November 2010 to the Texas House of Representatives.
Rodney served three terms in the Texas Legislature representing Grand Prairie and Irving. He served on the Insurance, Economic Development, International Trade, Urban Affairs, Land and Resource Management, and Elections Committees during his time in Austin. He was also selected twice by his colleagues to the Policy Committee and selected twice as the Legislator of the Year” by the Texas Land Title Association for his work on private property rights. He was well respected by members of both political parties, especially as a champion for those with disabilities.
Rodney and his wife Heather are still very active in the Grand Prairie Community. They have three boys who all attend(ed) South Grand Prairie High School, and continue to volunteer with many organizations throughout Grand Prairie. “I am sincerely humbled to be the honoree of the Saving Smiles Golf Classic this year. My hope is to raise awareness of the absolute, tremendous need in Grand Prairie for this program where many households have a single, shared toothbrush. The generosity of Dr. Bicknell and the Rotary Club of Grand Prairie is simply astounding. In spite of COVID-19, we must persevere in the mission of Saving Smiles of children in GPISD.”