Bill Ingebrigtsen

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Bill Ingebrigtsen
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Minnesota State Senate, District 8
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader, Minnesota State Senate
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sAlexandria Technical College
Personal
BirthdayMarch 26, 1952
Place of birthKarlstad, Minnesota
ProfessionSheriff (retired)
ReligionUnited Methodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bill Ingebrigtsen (b. March 26, 1952) is a Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Ingebrigtsen began serving as an Assistant Minority Leader in the 2013 legislative session.

Biography

Ingebrigtsen earned his associate's degree from Alexandria Technical College and attended the National Sheriffs' Institute of Business Management. Now retired, his professional experience includes working as a sheriff and emergency management director.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment
Finance

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Ingebrigtsen's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Budget

  • Excerpt: "The 2012–13 budget was a balance of spending restraint and structural government reform, rejecting a 27% autopilot spending increase, and without raising taxes — principles that Senator Ingebrigtsen holds closely."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Senator Ingebrigtsen has worked to make sure West-Central Minnesota students get their share of education dollars, and has passed legislation that helps parents and other taxpayers browse reviews of teachers and principals that are based on how well students are learning."

Jobs and Economy

  • Excerpt: "In order to return Minnesota’s economy to the right track, we need to make Minnesota a more attractive state to start and grow a business."

Second Amendment

  • Excerpt: "As a former sheriff, Senator Ingebrigtsen agrees that law abiding people should be able to protect themselves. In his role as a sheriff, Senator Ingebrigtsen issued permits to carry handguns to law abiding citizens."

Pro-Life

  • Excerpt: "Bill is a pro-life candidate who believes life is defined as conception to natural death."

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Bill Ingebrigtsen endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota gubernatorial election, 2014

Ingebrigtsen is considering a bid for Governor of Minnesota in 2014.[4]

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Ingebrigtsen won election for the 8th District Senate seat in 2012 after redistricting. He was unopposed in the August 14 primary, and defeated former 10th District Senator Dan Skogen (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Minnesota State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Ingebrigtsen Incumbent 52.9% 22,693
     Democratic Dan Skogen 47.1% 20,197
Total Votes 42,890

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Ingebrigtsen won re-election to the 11th District seat in 2010. He faced Jim Thoreen (DFL) in the general election. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 11 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Ingebrigtsen (R) 20798 64.98%
Jim Thoreen (DFL) 11171 34.90%
Write-In 37 0.12%

2006

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Ingebrigtsen won election to the 11th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Dallas Sams (DFL).[6]

Minnesota State Senate, District 11 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Ingebrigtsen (R) 17,699 51.30%
Dallas Sams (DFL) 16,765 48.59%
Write-In 38 0.11%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ingebrigtsen is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Ingebrigtsen raised a total of $203,565 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 21, 2013.[7]

Bill Ingebrigtsen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota Senate, District 8 Won $57,712
2010 Minnesota Senate, District 11 Won $57,244
2008 Minnesota Senate, District 11 Not up for election $20,674
2006 Minnesota Senate, District 11 Won $67,935
Grand Total Raised $203,565

2012

Ingebrigtsen won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ingebrigtsen raised a total of $57,712.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Ingebrigtsen's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$6,522
Otter Tail County Republican Party of Minnesota$1,000
Douglas County Republican Party of Minnesota$800
Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis$500
Faegre Baker Daniels State-Reg Pol Fund$500
Total Raised in 2012$57,712
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Ingebrigtsen received $57,244 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

Minnesota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Ingebrigtsen's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$9,580
Grant County Republican Party$4,000
Minnesota Police & Peace Officers Assoc Leg Fund$500
Wogan, Vinton J$500
Schmidgall, Linda$500
Total Raised in 2010 $57,244

2006

In 2006, Ingebrigtsen collected $67,935 in donations.[9]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $10,695
William Ingebrigtsen $5,000
Douglas County Republican Party of Minnesota $1,500
Marlene Clark House District 11B Committee $1,000
Todd County Republican Party of Minnesota $1,000

Scorecards

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2014

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."[10]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.

2013

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."[11]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[12]
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."[13]
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."[14]

2013

Ingebrigtsen received a score of 92% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 10th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[15]

2012

Ingebrigtsen received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 35th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[16]

2011

Ingebrigtsen received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 28th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[17]

Personal

Ingebrigtsen and his wife, Marilyn, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tony Lourey (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 8
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State Senate District 11
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Tony Lourey (DFL)