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Abigail Whelan

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Abigail Whelan
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 35A
In office
January 6, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 0
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Abigail Whelan is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 35A. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


Campaign themes


Whelan's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]


  • Excerpt: "I strongly believe that we need to keep education in our local control. That is why I oppose any effort to nationalize Minnesota's education system. Our parents, teachers, and school board members know what is best for our students."


  • Excerpt: "I believe Minnesota can be a leader in job creation, retention and middle-class expansion in the coming decades. The way to that is not by more government, but by providing the environment for job creation."

Budget & Taxes

  • Excerpt: "I will fight for increased property tax relief, lowering income taxes, and reduction in the complexity of the tax code."

Family & Life

  • Excerpt: "Family is also a place where life begins – at conception. I believe we need to honor the sanctity of life, for without the right to life, all other rights are meaningless."

Transportation & Public Safety

  • Excerpt: "Specifically, I will fight to make sure Highway 10 is a top priority. We need to bring it up to date with our traffic needs, and help reduce accidents and fatalities. We must prioritize state spending so the current projects being planned may begin as soon as possible."



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Peter Perovich was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Abigail Whelan defeated Justin Boals in the Republican primary. Whelan defeated Perovich in the general election.[2][3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 35A General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAbigail Whelan 59.9% 7,808
     Democratic Peter Perovich 39.9% 5,192
     Write-in Write-in 0.2% 25
Total Votes 13,025
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 35A Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAbigail Whelan 80.7% 1,794
Justin Boals 19.3% 429
Total Votes 2,223

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