|Minnesota State Senate, District 40|
|2011 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||October 18, 2011|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||Anoka-Ramsey Community College|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Eaton served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Environment and Energy|
|• Health, Human Services and Housing|
|• State and Local Government, Vice-chair|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012
|Minnesota State Senate, District 40 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Chris Eaton Incumbent||81%||2,005|
|Timothy A. Davis, Sr.||19%||470|
2011 special election
Comprehensive donor information for Eaton is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Eaton raised a total of $88,328 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.
|Chris Eaton's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota State Senate, District 40||$29,232|
|2011||Minnesota State Senate, District 46||$59,096|
|Grand Total Raised||$88,328|
2012Eaton won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Eaton raised a total of $29,232.
|Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chris Eaton's campaign in 2012|
|46th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$1,000|
|40th Senate District DFL New||$1,000|
|Minnesota Oncology Hematology||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$29,232|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2011 special electionEaton won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2011. During that election cycle, Eaton raised a total of $59,096.
|Minnesota State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chris Eaton's campaign in 2011|
|46th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$3,000|
|Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005||$500|
|Minnesota Electrical Workers State Council||$500|
|Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association||$500|
|Total Raised in 2011||$59,096|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.
- Liberty Minnesota: 2014
- Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.
- Americans for Prosperity Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."
- Minnesota Family Council: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.
- Minnesota Majority: 2013 Scorecard
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- Taxpayers League of Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
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- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.
Taxpayers League of Minnesota
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- MPR News, "Veteran lawmaker state Sen. Linda Scheid, 68, dies," June 15, 2011
- Hometown Source, "Senate Districts 46 and 61 special elections to be held Oct. 18; candidate filing begins July 2," July 26, 2011
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "State of Minnesota Canvassing Report," accessed May 25, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Special Election Results," October 18, 2011
- Follow the Money, "Eaton, Chris." Retrieved June 28, 2013
- Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
- Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
Dan Hall (R)
|Minnesota State Senate District 40
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota State Senate District 46
| Succeeded by|
Ron Latz (DFL)