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Bev Scalze
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Minnesota State Senate, District 42
Incumbent
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 54B
2005 - 2013
Education
Associate'sCentury College and College of Visual Arts
Personal
BirthdayOctober 27, 1943
Place of birthBaudette, Minnesota
ProfessionOwner/Operator, Hoffman Corner Heating and Air Conditioning
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bev Scalze (b. October 27, 1943) is a Democratic-Farmer Labor member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 42. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Scalze served in the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 54B from 2005 to 2013. She served on the Little Canada City Council from 1979 to 2002.

Biography

Scalze's professional experience includes working as the owner and operator of Hoffman Corner Heating and Air Conditioning. From 1966 to 1996 she was the owner and artist of Scalze's.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment, Vice-chair
Environment and Energy
State and Local Government

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Scalze served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Scalze served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Scalze was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated April King (R) in the general election on November 6.[2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 42, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBev Scalze 55.7% 25,607
     Republican April King 44.3% 20,400
Total Votes 46,007

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Scalze won re-election to the District 54B seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Ken Rubenzer (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 54B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bev Scalze (DFL) 9,022 56.8%
Ken Rubenzer (R) 6,851 43.12%
Write-In 17 0.11%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Scalze won election to the District 54B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Julie Johnson and Paul Gaston. [4]

Scalze raised $28,288 for her campaign.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 54B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bev Scalze (DFL) 11,573 55.06%
Julie Johnson (R) 6,852 32.60%
Paul Gaston (I) 2,556 12.16%
Write-In 36 0.17%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Scalze is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Scalze raised a total of $203,288 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 27, 2013.[6]

Bev Scalze's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State Senate, District 42 Won $49,943
2010 Minnesota State House, District 54B Won $21,788
2008 Minnesota State House, District 54B Won $28,288
2006 Minnesota State House, District 54B Won $35,852
2004 Minnesota State House, District 54B Won $38,530
2002 Minnesota State House, District 54B Defeated $28,887
Grand Total Raised $203,288

2012

Scalze won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Scalze raised a total of $49,943.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bev Scalze's campaign in 2012
Scalze Beverly House Dist 54B Committee$15,685
Public Fund$13,983
42nd Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$4,200
Scalze, Bev M.$1,300
SEIU Minnesota State Council$500
Total Raised in 2012$49,943
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Scalze won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Scalze raised a total of $21,788.

2008

Scalze won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Scalze raised a total of $28,288.

2006

Scalze won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Scalze raised a total of $35,852.

2004

Scalze won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Scalze raised a total of $38,530.

2002

Scalze lost the election for the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Scalze raised a total of $28,887.

Scorecards

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."[7]

2013

Scalze received a score of 8% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 32nd out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[8]

2012

Scalze received a score of 57% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 43rd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[9]

2011

Scalze received a score of 15% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 77th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [10]

Personal

Scalze has been a member of the Friends of Roseville's Harriet Alexander Nature Center Board, Vadnais Heights Rotary Club, Historical Society of Little Canada, Sierra Club, Riverfront Facilities Ad Hoc Advisory Committee of Ramsey County, and the Attorney General's Task Force on Pharmaceuticals, Medicare and Family Health.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Hann (R)
Minnesota State Senate District 42
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 54B
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Denny McNamara (R)