Calvin Anderson is an army veteran residing in Newnan Georgia, who dedicated a significant portion of his life to the service of others. He aims to continue doing that by being a voice for those who struggle to share their individual and collective struggles in seeking safe and healthy lives.
Calvin was born in St. Louis Missouri, but eventually he relocated to Newnan, the City of Homes, with his wife and children for a better future for his family. His children currently attend Coweta public schools and he has served as the Den Leader for the Boy Scouts of America Pack 155.
In the six years that they have lived here, Calvin Anderson and his family have made Coweta county, and its thriving community their home. Calvin made sure to complete his higher education so that he could use his knowledge, skills, and experience to improve aspects of the community that needed change.
He holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice both from Colorado Technical University. As an army vet, he trained at Fort Benning, Georgia—Home of the Infantry. He was stationed for duty at Fort Hood, Texas, and his military occupation specialties (MOS) were 11M.
Calvin Anderson has used both his experience and education to contribute to the wellbeing of the Coweta community, particularly those who don’t have the opportunity to voice their own opinions. He has acted and continues to operate as a mediator, bringing other people’s struggles and challenges to the light while simultaneously supporting those who have spoken up.
Some examples of his consistent contribution include his work in the mental health field for a Crisis Mobilization Unit, aiding affected citizens to heal through trauma and bring structure into their lives. In addition, he has helped both adults and at-risk youth with overcoming cases of substance abuse so that they may turn their lives around for the better. At the same time, his work with at-risk youth in gangs has also been geared to do the same.
When everything is looked at cumulatively, his goal has always been one thing: a healthier, happier, and safer community. Treating other people’s issues as his own has allowed him to develop his empathy and understanding of the complexities within the problems within a community. Three aspects that he has focused on are improving the Coweta community’s health, education system, and access to clean drinking water.
Calvin Anderson is running for State Representative to serve the people of the Coweta community and improve each member’s wellbeing—without the people, he has no purpose.
His campaign slogan “Boots on the Ground” is an indicator of the start of positive action that he has taken to begin working toward the betterment of his community. At the same time, it serves as a call to action to the people of the community to come together so that they can work on a better tomorrow in unison.