Anna Wills

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Anna Wills
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 57B
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Anna Wills is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 57B. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wills served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Education Finance
Education Policy
State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs


Campaign themes


Wills's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "Government does not create jobs. It is government’s responsibility to create a healthy environment for job growth by reducing tax and regulatory burdens that are currently stifling Minnesota businesses."

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt: "I will fight for lower taxes and fiscal responsibility in state spending by closely examining our government programs to eliminate fraud, abuse and duplicative services because government needs to live within its means."

World-Class Education

  • Excerpt: "I support policies and innovative ways to ensure that we can attract and retain the best teachers. I support school choice to give parents the flexibility to provide their children with the educational opportunities that work best for their families."

Affordable Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "However, with rising costs in health care, we need innovative reforms to promote a patient-centered, sustainable system that encourages marketplace competition. These reforms will make health care more affordable and accessible while ensuring that consumers remain in control of their own health care decisions."



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. Denise Packard was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Anna Wills was unopposed in the Republican primary. Wills defeated Packard in the general election.[2][3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 57B General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAnna Wills Incumbent 58.4% 9,083
     Democratic Denise Packard 41.5% 6,458
     Write-in Write-in 0.1% 11
Total Votes 15,552


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wills won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 57B. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Jeff Wilfahrt (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 57B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAnna Wills 53.3% 11,906
     Democratic Jeff Wilfahrt 46.7% 10,452
Total Votes 22,358

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wills is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Wills raised a total of $33,758 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[7]

Anna Wills's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 57B Won $33,758
Grand Total Raised $33,758


Wills won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wills raised a total of $33,758.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Anna Wills's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$3,983
57th Senate District RPM New$2,000
6th Congressional District RPM$1,500
2nd Congressional District RPM$700
Hubbard, Stanley S.$500
Total Raised in 2012$33,758
Source:Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Minnesota

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.

Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."[8]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.


In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.

Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."[9]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[10]
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."[11]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
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."[12]


Wills received a score of 85% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 38th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Denny McNamara (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 57B
2013- present
Succeeded by