Saturday, April 9, 2016
Barbara Anderson dies at 73
Citizens for Limited Taxation announces with deep sadness the passing of Barbara
C. Anderson on April 8, 2016. Barbara was 73 and had been battling leukemia for
For the past forty
years Barbara Anderson was a relentless advocate for taxpayers across
Massachusetts. Her accomplishments included leading the campaign for
property tax relief for which she was called “The Mother of Proposition
2˝,” repeal of the state income tax surtax, defeat of the graduated
income tax ballot question, and the rollback of the “temporary” state
income tax increase.
Barbara was a recognized and outspoken grassroots activist for decades;
a co-host with Howie Carr and Jerry Williams (WRKO) on his weekly “The
Governors” program during the Gov. Dukakis era; a frequent guest and
commentator across the media; and a weekly columnist for The Salem News
and The Eagle-Tribune Publishing Company.
Barbara retired as executive director of CLT last year, but stayed on in
a less demanding capacity, still participating daily with the
organization that was her life.
Barbara Anderson leaves behind her partner of twenty years, Chip Ford, a
son Lance and daughter-in-law Mary of Nevada and their twin teenage
children, Aidan and Mariah, grandchildren who she adored.
Per her request, no services are planned at this time.
Citizens for Limited Taxation ▪ PO
Box 1147 ▪ Marblehead, MA 01945