Bob Gunther

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Bob Gunther
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 23A
Incumbent
In office
1995 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 19
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1995 (special election)
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSaint Cloud State University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Personal
BirthdayJuly 12, 1943
ProfessionCo-Owner, Gunther's Foods
ReligionEvangelical Free
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bob Gunther (b. July 12, 1943) is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 23A. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election in 1995. Gunther is a former Assistant Majority Leader.

Biography

Gunther's professional experience includes working as co-owner and grocer at Gunther's Foods. He served in the United States Navy.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment
Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Pat Bacon was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Bob Gunther was unopposed in the Republican primary.[2][3]

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gunther won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 23A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Kevin Labenz (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 23A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Gunther Incumbent 56.4% 11,544
     Democratic Kevin Labenz 43.6% 8,908
Total Votes 20,452

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gunther won re-election to the District 24A seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Steven Fausch (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 24A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Steven Fausch (DFL) 5,242 36.8%
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Gunther (R) 8.994 63.15%
Write-In 7 0.05%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Gunther won election to the District 24A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Dale Hansen. [7]

Gunther raised $30,437 for his campaign.[8]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 24A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Gunther (R) 10,752 61.57%
Dale Hansen (DFL) 6,697 38.35%
Write-In 14 0.08%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gunther is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Gunther raised a total of $203,438 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[9]

Bob Gunther's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 23A Won $27,151
2010 Minnesota State House, District 24A Won $29,357
2008 Minnesota State House, District 24A Won $30,437
2006 Minnesota State House, District 24A Won $26,741
2004 Minnesota State House, District 24A Won $28,923
2002 Minnesota State House, District 24A Won $24,064
2000 Minnesota State House, District 26A Won $12,209
1998 Minnesota State House, District 26A Won $13,085
1996 Minnesota State House, District 26A Won $11,471
Grand Total Raised $203,438

2012

Gunther won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gunther raised a total of $27,151.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bob Gunther's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$2,998
Martin County RPM$1,000
Minnesota Society of CPAs$500
Magnus, Doug Senate Dist. 22 Committee$500
Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance$500
Total Raised in 2012$27,151
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Gunther won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Gunther raised a total of $29,357.

2008

Gunther won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Gunther raised a total of $30,437.

2006

Gunther won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Gunther raised a total of $26,741.

2004

Gunther won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Gunther raised a total of $28,923.

2002

Gunther won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Gunther raised a total of $24,064.

2000

Gunther won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Gunther raised a total of $12,209.

1998

Gunther won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Gunther raised a total of $11,471.

1996

Gunther won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Gunther raised a total of $11,471.

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."[10]

2013

Gunther received a score of 62% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 60th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[11]

2012

Gunther received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 74th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[12]

2011

Gunther received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 52nd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [13]

Personal

Gunther is married with one child. He has been a member of the Fairmont Chamber of Commerce.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Terry Morrow (DFL)
Minnesota State House District 23A
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 24A
1995–2013
Succeeded by
John Petersburg (R)