|Minnesota House of Representatives District 16A|
|2011 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Minnesota State University|
|Birthday||May 10, 1978|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Swedzinski earned his B.S. in History and Political Science from Minnesota State University, Mankato. His professional experience includes working as a farmer.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Swedzinski served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Capital Investment|
|• Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy|
|• Higher Education Finance and Policy|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Swedzinski served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Rural Development|
|• Capital Investment|
|• Jobs and Economic Development Finance|
Swedzinski's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "Minnesota is currently ranked the 4th worst state in terms of taxation. Because of this, we are losing jobs. Businesses, farms and families cannot survive, let alone thrive."
- Excerpt: "Reducing the number of government jobs and government regulation will revive the private sector by creating job opportunities that do not depend on government funding. It is estimated that for every dollar taken for taxes, three dollars is lost in economic growth in the private sector."
- Excerpt: "I believe that you know best how to spend your hard-earned dollars. Whether to save or spend should be your choice. You should have the opportunity to attend the school of your choice, select your own doctor, and run your farm or business without government interference."
Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Brian Johnson is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Jim Newberger is unopposed in the Republican primary.
Swedzinski won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 16A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Al Kruse (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 16A, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Chris Swedinski Incumbent||56.8%||10,991|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 21A (2010)|
|Ramona Larson (DFL)||4,721||36.39%|
|Chris Swedzinski (R)||8.245||63.55%|
Comprehensive donor information for Swedzinski is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Swedzinski raised a total of $67,181 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.
|Chris Swedzinksi's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota State House, District 16A||$36,171|
|2010||Minnesota State House, District 21A||$31,010|
|Grand Total Raised||$67,181|
2012Swedzinski won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Swedzinski raised a total of $36,171.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chris Swedzinski's campaign in 2012|
|Lac Qui Parle County RPM||$1,750|
|Lyon County RPM||$1,000|
|Republican Party of Lyon County||$600|
|Mark A. Murdock House District 10B Committee||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$36,171|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Swedzinski won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Swedzinski raised a total of $31,010.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chris Swedzinski's campaign in 2010|
|Redwood County RPM||$2,500|
|Lyon County RPM||$1,406|
|Minnesota Trucking Association||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$31,010|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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."
Swedzinski and his wife, Jessica, have two children.
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Campaign Facebook page
- "chrisswede," Official Campaign Website
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Swedzinski, Chris." Retrieved July 10, 2013
- 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
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Sondra Erickson (R)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 16A
| Succeeded by|
Marty Seifert (R)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 21A
| Succeeded by|
Tim Kelly (R)
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