Dan Schoen

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Dan Schoen
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 54A
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Dan Schoen is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 54A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Health and Human Services Policy
Public Safety Finance and Policy



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 Dan Schoen was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Matthew Kowalski was unopposed in the Republican primary. Schoen defeated Kowalski in the general election.[1][2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 54A General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Schoen Incumbent 55.5% 7,047
     Republican Matthew Kowalski 44.3% 5,629
     Write-in Write-in 0.1% 17
Total Votes 12,693


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Schoen won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 54A. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Derrick Lehrke (R) and Ron Lischeid (Independence) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 54A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Schoen 54.9% 11,069
     Republican Derrick Lehrke 38% 7,664
     Independence Ron Lischeid 7.1% 1,428
Total Votes 20,161

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Schoen is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Schoen raised a total of $20,994 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[6]

Dan Schoen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 54A Won $20,994
Grand Total Raised $20,994


Schoen won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Schoen raised a total of $20,994.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dan Schoen's campaign in 2012
54th Senate District DFL$3,400
52nd Senate District DFL New$1,134
Minnesota Oncology Hematology$500
Minnesota Association Of Realtors$500
Minnesota Police & Peace Officers Assoc Leg Fund$500
Total Raised in 2012$20,994
Source:Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Minnesota

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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."[7]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.


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."[8]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[9]
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."[10]
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."[11]


Schoen received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 82nd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mindy Greiling (DFL)
Minnesota State House District 54A
Succeeded by