Bob Dettmer

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Bob Dettmer
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 39A
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBemidji State University
Master'sUniversity of Saint Thomas
Personal
BirthdayMarch 1, 1951
Place of birthFaribault, Minnesota
ProfessionTeacher/Coach (retired)
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bob Dettmer (b. March 1, 1951) is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 39A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Dettmer is a former Assistant Minority Whip.

Biography

Dettmer earned his B.S. in Health/Physical Education from Bemidji State University and his M.A. in Education Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Saint Thomas. His professional experience includes working as a teacher and head wrestling coach at Forest Lake High School. Dettmer served in Iraq as a Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Army Reserves.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment
State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

Education

  • Excerpt: "Equity funding is essential to help lower class size and hire the staff necessary to properly instruct our students. We must also build in reform and accountability so that taxpayers are assured the dollars they entrust to the public school system are used in the classroom and not squandered on excessive bureaucracy or programs with dubious merit."

Taxes & the Economy

  • Excerpt: "During these challenging economic times, government should encourage businesses to locate in our state not to drive them away with increased taxation and excessive regulation. These types of legislation affect all businesses, but especially the job creating small and family-owned operations."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "I have consistently supported consumer-centric solutions that let individuals and families find the most affordable care that suits their needs."

Public Safety & Immigration

  • Excerpt: "Public safety is of paramount importance in communities across the state. The first duty of any government is to protect its citizens."

Transportation

  • Excerpt: "The overwhelming majority of Minnesotans travel using roads and bridges and our funding priorities should reflect that reality."

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Dettmer won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 39A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated John Bruno (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 39A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Dettmer Incumbent 57.5% 13,033
     Democratic John Bruno 42.5% 9,638
Total Votes 22,671

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Dettmer won re-election to the District 52A seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Adam Best (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 52A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Adam Best (DFL) 6,548 33.15%
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Dettmer (R) 13,183 66.74%
Write-In 23 0.12%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Bob Dettmer won election to the District 52A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Rolanda Delamartinez. [6]

Bob Dettmer raised $41,924 for his campaign.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 52A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Bob Dettmer (R) 16,512 67.02%
Rolanda Delamartinez (DFL) 8,085 32.82%
Write-In 39 0.16%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dettmer is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Dettmer raised a total of $127,536 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[8]

Bob Dettmer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 39A Won $24,635
2010 Minnesota State House, District 52A Won $28,148
2008 Minnesota State House, District 52A Won $41,924
2006 Minnesota State House, District 52A Won $32,829
Grand Total Raised $127,536

2012

Dettmer won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dettmer raised a total of $24,635.

2010

Dettmer won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Dettmer raised a total of $28,148.

2008

Dettmer won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Dettmer raised a total of $41,924.

2006

Dettmer won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Dettmer raised a total of $32,829.

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."[9]

2013

Dettmer received a score of 92% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 31st out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [10]

2012

Dettmer received a score of 100% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 17th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [11]

2011

Dettmer received a score of 85% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 16th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [12]

Personal

Dettmer is married with three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rick Hansen (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 39A
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 52A
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Rick Hansen (DFL)