Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Rep. Charles "Doc" Anderson District 56 (R-Waco)

Industry
Medical
Education
B.A., D.V.M., Texas A&M University
Committees
  • Energy Resources (Vice-Chair)
  • Agriculture & Livestock
  • State & Federal Power & Responsibility, Select
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Anderson cited a personal retirement account as a source of income in his most recent personal financial statement. He also reported having shares in 12 mutual funds, including USAA and USGNX.

Property

  • Residence in Lorena valued at $122,400.

  • Anderson also owns 62 acres of land in McLennan County that has a market value of $243,870.

Analysis

  • Federal tax liens were filed against his former veterinary business property once in 2000, twice in 2005 and once in 2010, ranging from $5,000 to $21,000 each. Anderson has said he worked with the IRS to pay the taxes, but that there was a running dispute over what was owed.

  • Anderson previously owned a veterinary clinic in Waco, which he closed in 2015 after saying it was time to “lighten the load a bit.”

  • Anderson has received substantial campaign funding from the Texas Veterinary Medicine Association, which represents the industry in which he worked. He has also filed six bills in recent years directly linked to his former profession, including measures to allow veterinarians to fill prescriptions for their out-of-state colleagues and one to tighten the requirements for foreign-trained veterinarians seeking to practice in the U.S.

  • Anderson is involved with the Waco Center for Youth and the Texas Conservative Coalition, per his most recent personal financial statement.