Maggie Anderson
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
City of Richmond, Policy Analyst and Advisor

Maggie Anderson is a Policy Analyst and Advisor for Mayor Levar Stoney in Richmond, Virginia. In this role, Anderson considers herself a “generalist” as she works on a variety of issues, including transportation, education, LGBTQ+ rights, urban planning, healthcare, and history and culture.

Prior to working for Mayor Stoney, Anderson served as a Staff Assistant and Legislative Correspondent for United States Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) in Washington, D.C. where she worked on agriculture, environment, appropriations, and budget policy. Anderson grew up on a farm in Madison County, Virginia - which made this portfolio a true fit to her upbringing.

After three years working for Senator Warner, Anderson decided to go to graduate school at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. While at Batten, Anderson served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for both a graduate-level leadership course and an undergraduate public policy course. Anderson truly values the leadership lessons she was taught and experienced while at Batten and utilizes them to better the Richmond community that she currently serves.  

Anderson is also the co-author of “A Courageous Fool: Marie Deans and Her Struggle Against the Death Penalty,” which was published in August 2017. As a co-author, she works to educate readers about Marie’s determination to end the death penalty in the hope that it sheds some light on a tragic time in Virginia’s history.

Anderson is a graduate of Roanoke College (B.A. in Political Science), the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School for Leadership and Public Policy (Master of Public Policy), and the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership.