Bruce Vogel

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Bruce Vogel
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 13B
Former Member
In office
2011 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
OtherBethel University
Personal
BirthdayDecember 24, 1958
Place of birthSlayton, MN
ProfessionBroker/Realtor/Independent Contractor
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Bruce Vogel (b. December 24, 1958) is a former Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 13B from 2011 to 2013.

Vogel is a business man and real estate agent. He has been part-owner of the Lakes Area realty in Wilmar since 2004.

Vogel attended Bethel College in St Paul.

Issues

Campaign themes

Vogel's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Taxes & Spending

  • Excerpt:"I will strongly continue to promote job growth by supporting tax cuts for small business and corporations so they can expand and succeed."

Jobs & Business

  • Excerpt:"It is time to make Minnesota a business friendly state so we can keep our jobs and people here."

Agriculture

  • Excerpt:"Rural Minnesotans have a genuine love and respect for their land and they will do whats best for the land; it is their livelihood. The state needs to do a better job of supporting and promoting rural Minnesota and the goods and services our farmers provide."

Term Limits

  • Excerpt:"Yes! We need term limits. We need term limits to keep the ideas and energy fresh at the capitol and to remove “career politicians” who have long forgotten that they are to serve the people not their own agenda."

Education

  • Excerpt:"Simple steps such as volunteering our time and talents to help teach our children can go a long way in aiding our teachers and keeping our schools strong. As families and communities we must work together to ensure our children continue to achieve our high standard of education."

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Vogel served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Vogel won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 17B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and was defeated by Mary Sawatzky (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 17B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Sawatzky 48.3% 9,370
     Republican Bruce Vogel Incumbent 44.2% 8,562
     Independence Zachary Liebl 7.5% 1,457
Total Votes 19,389

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Vogel won election to the District 13B seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Al Juhnke (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 13B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Al Juhnke (DFL) 7,197 47.34%
Green check mark transparent.png Bruce Vogel (R) 7,998 52.6%
Write-In 9 0.06%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Vogel raised $20,469 in contributions.[5]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $4,179
Kandiyohi County RPM $3,100

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."[6]

2012

Vogel received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 50th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[7]

2011

Vogel received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 21st out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [8]

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Personal

Vogel and his spouse Jeanne have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Al Juhnke (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 13B
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Tim O'Driscoll (R)