|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 32B|
|2011 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Minnesota State University|
|Profession||Budgeting and Finance|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Personal
- 7 Recent news
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Barrett earned his degree in Accounting from the Minnesota State University Mankato in 1989. His professional experience includes working as the Executive Director at the Hazelden Foundation.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Barrett served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy|
|• Education Policy|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Barrett served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education Reform|
|• Health and Human Services Reform|
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. Laurie Warner was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Bob Barrett was unopposed in the Republican primary. Barrett faces Warner in the general election.
Barrett won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 32B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Rick Olseen (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 32B, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bob Barrett Incumbent||50.9%||10,644|
Barrett won election to the District 17B seat in 2010. He defeated Sheldon Anderson in the August 10 Republican primary. He defeated Cindy Erickson (DFL) and Curtis Lendt (Independence Party of Minnesota) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 17B (2010)|
|Cindy Erickson (DFL)||7,313||36.61%|
|Bob Barrett (R)||11,023||55.18%|
|Curtis Lendt (Independence)||1,624||8.13%|
2012Barrett won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Barrett raised a total of $41,219.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bob Barrett's campaign in 2012|
|Chisago County RPM||$2,359|
|Roger Crawford House District 8B Committee||$500|
|8th Congressional District RPM||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$41,219|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Barrett won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Barrett raised a total of $29,261.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bob Barrett's campaign in 2010|
|Chisago County Republican Party||$2,760|
|Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$29,261|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2000Barrett lost the election for the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Barrett raised a total of $6,365.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2000 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bob Barrett's campaign in 2000|
|Frisvold, Candy & Gary||$300|
|Total Raised in 2000||$6,365|
|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."
Barrett and his wife, Judi, have two children.
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Campaign Facebook page
- 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 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
- 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 Zellers (R)
|Minnesota State House District 32B
| Succeeded by|
Jeremy Kalin (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 17B
| Succeeded by|
Mary Sawatzky (DFL)
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