|Minnesota House of Representatives District 13B|
|2011 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Birthday||December 24, 1958|
|Place of birth||Slayton, MN|
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.
Vogel's website highlights the following campaign themes:
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."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Vogel served on these committees:
- Agriculture and Rural Development
- Higher Education Policy and Finance
- Judiciary Policy and Finance
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.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 17B, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bruce Vogel Incumbent||44.2%||8,562|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 13B (2010)|
|Al Juhnke (DFL)||7,197||47.34%|
|Bruce Vogel (R)||7,998||52.6%|
In 2010, Vogel raised $20,469 in contributions.
His two largest contributors were:
|Kandiyohi County RPM||$3,100|
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." 
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Vogel and his spouse Jeanne have four children.
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Facebook profile
- ↑ "brucevogel," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," Accessed June 18, 2012
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State – 2010 General Election Results
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed September 27, 2013
- ↑ Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed September 27, 2013
- ↑ Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed September 27, 2013
Al Juhnke (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 13B
| Succeeded by|
Tim O'Driscoll (R)
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