|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 17A|
|2009 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Minnesota|
|Place of birth||Murdock, Minnesota|
|Profession||Farmer/Co-Founder, Knight Energy|
- For the 2012 New York State Assembly candidate, see Andrew I. Falk.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Recent news
- 7 External links
- 8 References
Falk earned his B.B.S. in Entrepreneurial Management/Finance from the University of Minnesota. His professional experience includes working as a farmer and renewable energy developer.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Falk served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture Policy|
|• Energy Policy|
|• Environment and Natural Resources Policy|
|• Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance, Vice-chair|
|• Government Operations|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Falk served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Rural Development|
|• Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Falk served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Environment Policy and Oversight|
Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Andrew Falk was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Tim Miller was unopposed in the Republican primary.
Falk won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 17A. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Tim Miller (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 17A, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Andrew Falk Incumbent||53.9%||10,489|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 20A (2010)|
|Andrew Falk (DFL)||7,418||52.08%|
|Jay Backer (R)||6,818||47.87%|
Andrew Falk raised $38,087 for his campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 20A (2008)|
|Andrew Falk (DFL)||9,032||51.45%|
|Mike Bredeck (R)||8,506||48.45%|
Comprehensive donor information for Falk is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Falk raised a total of $109,104 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.
|Andrew Falk's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota State House, District 17A||$34,051|
|2010||Minnesota State House, District 20A||$36,966|
|2008||Minnesota State House, District 20A||$38,087|
|Grand Total Raised||$109,104|
2012Falk won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Falk raised a total of $34,051.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Andrew Falk's campaign in 2012|
|Swift County DFL||$1,350|
|Falk, Andrew J.||$905|
|Gary W. Kubly Senate Dist. 20 Committee||$500|
|SEIU Minnesota State Council||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$34,051|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Falk won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Falk raised a total of $36,966.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Andrew Falk's campaign in 2010|
|Lac Qui Parle DFL||$1,500|
|Yellow Medicine County Democratic-Farmer-Labor||$1,100|
|Swift County Democratic-Farmer-Labor||$690|
|Inter Faculty Organization||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$36,966|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2008Falk won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Falk raised a total of $38,087.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Andrew Falk's campaign in 2008|
|20th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$1,300|
|Lac Qui Parle County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$1,232|
|Yellow Medicine County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$1,000|
|Swist County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$665|
|Total Raised in 2008||$38,087|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.
- Liberty Minnesota: 2014
- Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.
- Americans for Prosperity Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."
- Minnesota Family Council: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.
- Minnesota Majority: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on "a wide range of issues including taxes, government spending, elections, childcare unionization, property rights and energy policy" per "the traditional values position."
- Taxpayers League of Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.
Taxpayers League of Minnesota
The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Andrew Falk on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Falk
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State – 2010 General Election Results
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "All Races by Legislative District," accessed April 23, 2014
- Follow the Money's report on Falk's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Falk, Andrew." Retrieved July 11, 2013
- Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
- Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Kurt Daudt (R)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 17A
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota State House District 20A
| Succeeded by|
Kelby Woodard (R)
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