Diane Loeffler

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Diane Loeffler
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 60A
Incumbent
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sAugsburg College
Personal
BirthdayJuly 12, 1953
Place of birthMinneapolis, Minnesota
ProfessionHealth Policy Analyst
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Diane Loeffler (b. July 12, 1953) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 60A. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004. Loeffler serves as an Assistant Majority Leader.

Biography

Loeffler's professional experience includes working as a Health and Human Services/Principal Health Policy Analyst for Hennepin County; Senior Financial Analyst for the City of Minneapolis; in Human Services, Health and Training and Employment for Hennepin County; and as a Tax Policy Analyst/Legislative Representative for the League of Minnesota Cities.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Loeffler's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Excerpt: "Universal access to affordable health care whether unemployed, self-employed or involved in a small business."
  • Excerpt: "Health care cost containment through changes that promote health, prevention and universal coverage, all of which have been demonstrated to reduce overall health costs. "
  • Excerpt: "Assuring that health insurance requirements encourage the use of prevention visits and diagnostic tests such as cholesterol screenings, Mammograms, etc. Diane will work against the movement towards increased use of catastrophic plans that do not support regular ongoing preventative care."
  • Excerpt: "Access to affordable prescription drugs for all in a manner that doesn’t put out of business the local drug stores on which we all depend for immediately needed prescriptions."
  • Excerpt: "Helping seniors make the right choices in accessing the new federal Medicare Drug benefit."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Services Finance
Health and Human Services Policy
Taxes, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Loeffler 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 Diane Loeffler was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Brent Millsop was unopposed in the Republican primary. Loeffler defeated Millsop in the general election.[3][4][5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 60A General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDiane Loeffler Incumbent 82.4% 11,819
     Republican Brent Millsop 17.2% 2,472
     Write-in Write-in 0.3% 49
Total Votes 14,340

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Loeffler won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 60A. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Brent Millsop (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 60A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDiane Loeffler Incumbent 82.2% 17,021
     Republican Brent Millsop 17.8% 3,687
Total Votes 20,708

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Diane Loeffler won re-election to the District 59A seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Mark Lazarchic (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[8]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 59A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Diane Loeffler (DFL) 10,528 79%
Mark Lazarchic (R) 2,757 20.69%
Write-In 42 0.32%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Diane Loeffler won election to the District 59A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Felix Montez, Lynne Torgerson, and David Degrio. [9]

Diane Loeffler raised $26,826 for her campaign.[10]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 59A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Diane Loeffler (DFL) 13,785 75.29%
Felix Montez (R) 2,520 13.76%
Lynne Torgerson (I) 1,238 6.76%
David Degrio (I) 723 3.95%
Write-In 43 0.23%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Loeffler is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Loeffler raised a total of $132,354 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 14, 2013.[11]

Diane Loeffler's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 60A Won $19,934
2010 Minnesota House, District 59A Won $26,192
2008 Minnesota House, District 59A Won $26,826
2006 Minnesota House, District 59A Won $27,686
2004 Minnesota House, District 59A Won $31,716
Grand Total Raised $132,354

2012

Loeffler won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Loeffler raised a total of $19,934.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Diane Loeffler's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$7,999
Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Local 59$500
Boilermakers Local 647$500
Friends of Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Women$500
Committee of Thirteen Legislative Fund$500
Total Raised in 2012$19,934
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Loeffler received $26,192 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[12]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Diane Loeffler's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$8,367
Womenwinning$500
Minnesota Medical Association$500
Minneapolis Federation Of Teachers Local 59$500
Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association$500
Total Raised in 2010 $26,192

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Diane Loeffler's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $9,031

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."[13]
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."[14]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[15]
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."[16]
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."[17]

2013

Loeffler received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 101st out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[18]

2012

Loeffler received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 61st out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[19]

2011

Loeffler received a score of 8% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 95th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [20]

Personal

Loeffler has been Executive Director of the Association for Retarded Citizens of Saint Paul, founding Board Member of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, founder of Northeast Libraries Supporters, and a member of the Windom Park Citizens in Action.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Loeffler
  2. "dianeloeffler," Official Campaign Website
  3. Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
  4. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
  5. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 Election Results," accessed November 4, 2014
  6. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
  7. Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
  8. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
  9. Minnesota Secretary of State, "All Races by Legislative District," accessed April 23, 2014
  10. Follow the Money's report on Loeffler's 2008 campaign contributions
  11. Follow the Money, "Loeffler, Diane," accessed December 14, 2013
  12. Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
  13. Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
  14. Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  15. Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  16. Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
  17. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
  18. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
  19. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
  20. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Marion Greene (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 60A
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 59A
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Joe Mullery (DFL)