Carlos Mariani

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Carlos Mariani
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 65B
Incumbent
In office
1991 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 23
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 1990
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMacalester College
J.D.University of Minnesota
Personal
BirthdayJuly 13, 1957
ProfessionProgram Director, MN Council of Churches
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Carlos Mariani (b. July 13, 1957) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 65B. He was first elected to the chamber in 1990.

Biography

Mariani earned his B.A. in History from Macalester College and J.D. from the University of Minnesota. His professional experience includes working as a nonprofit manager, Program Director of the Minnesota Council of Churches.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Education Finance
Education Policy, Chair
Elections
Housing Finance and Policy
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Carlos Mariani was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Tony Athen was unopposed in the Republican primary. Mariani defeated Athen in the general election.[2][3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 65B General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarlos Mariani Incumbent 77.5% 8,590
     Republican Tony Athen 21.9% 2,427
     Write-in Write-in 0.6% 61
Total Votes 11,078

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mariani won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 65B. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Carlos Conway (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 65B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarlos Mariani Incumbent 78.3% 13,176
     Republican Carlos Conway 21.7% 3,653
Total Votes 16,829

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Mariani won re-election to the District 65B seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Jamie Delton (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 65B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Carlos Mariani (DFL) 8,718 74.98%
James Delton (R) 2,880 24.77%
Write-In 29 0.25%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Mariani won election to the District 65B seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Lisa Murphy. [8]

Mariani raised $14,143 for his campaign.[9]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 65B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Carlos Mariani (DFL) 12,810 75.15%
Lisa Murphy (R) 4,169 24.46%
Write-In 67 0.39%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mariani is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Mariani raised a total of $140,005 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.[10]

Carlos Mariani's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 65B Won $19,555
2010 Minnesota House, District 65B Won $13,935
2008 Minnesota House, District 65B Won $14,143
2006 Minnesota House, District 65B Won $2,444
2004 Minnesota House, District 65B Won $16,724
2002 Minnesota House, District 65B Won $11,846
2000 Minnesota House, District 65B Won $13,897
1998 Minnesota House, District 65B Won $33,121
1996 Minnesota House, District 65B Won $14,340
Grand Total Raised $140,005

2012

Mariani won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mariani raised a total of $19,555.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Carlos Mariani's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$6,721
[unknown]$1,325
Suzanne [unknown]$500
Matt [unknown]$500
Faegre Baker Daniels$400
Total Raised in 2012$19,555
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Mariani received $13,935 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[11]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Carlos Mariani's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$7,355
Minneapolis Police Relief Association$400
Afscme - SPAC$300
Vargas, Sandy$200
Lewis, Shawn & Rose$200
Total Raised in 2010 $13,935

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Carlos Mariani's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $8,373

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.

Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."[12]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.

2013

In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.

Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."[13]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[14]
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."[15]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
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."[16]

2013

Mariani received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 100th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[17]

2012

Mariani received a score of 14% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 99th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[18]

2011

Mariani received a score of 8% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 94th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [19]

Personal

Mariani is married with three children. He has been a member of the Community Programs in the Arts Board and Secretary of the National Hispanic State Legislators.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Mariani
  2. Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
  3. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
  4. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 Election Results," accessed November 4, 2014
  5. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
  6. Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
  7. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
  8. Minnesota Secretary of State, "All Races by Legislative District," accessed April 23, 2014
  9. Follow the Money's report on Mariani's 2008 campaign contributions
  10. Follow the Money, "Mariani, Carlos," accessed December 13, 2013
  11. Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
  12. Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
  13. Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  14. Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  15. Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
  16. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
  17. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
  18. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
  19. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 65B
1991–present
Succeeded by
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