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Doug Wardlow

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Doug Wardlow
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 38B
Former Member
In office
January 4, 2011 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sGeorgetown University
J.D.Georgetown University Law Center
Office website
Campaign website
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Doug Wardlow is a former Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 38B from 2011 to 2013.

Wardlow works as a litigation attorney at the firm of Parker Rosen in Minneapolis. Prior to his time at Parker Rosen, Doug served as a law clerk for the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Wardlow graduated from Georgetown University with both his undergraduate and law degrees. Wardlow earned a perfect GPA during a summer study of Chinese law in Beijing, China.


Campaign themes

Wardlow's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Excerpt:"Returning fiscal responsibility to state government"
  • Excerpt:"Revitalizing the economy and fostering real job creation by reducing job-killing taxes and regulatory burdens"
  • Excerpt:"Promoting accountable and transparent government"
  • Excerpt:"Protecting Minnesotans' freedom to purchase the high-quality health care they want, when they want it, from their preferred doctors"
  • Excerpt:"Lowering health-care costs through free-enterprise reforms"

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wardlow served on these committees:



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Wardlow won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 51B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Laurie Halverson (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 51B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLaurie Halverson 51.9% 12,210
     Republican Doug Wardlow Incumbent 48.1% 11,298
Total Votes 23,508


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Wardlow won election to the District 38B seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Mike Obermueller (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 38B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Mike Obermueller (DFL) 7,680 47.95%
Green check mark transparent.png Doug Wardlow (R) 8,323 51.97%
Write-In 13 0.08%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Wardlow raised $24,017 in contributions.[5]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $5,181
38th Senate District RPM $1,000


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."[6]


Wardlow received a score of 100% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 1st out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[7]


Wardlow received a score of 85% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 10th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [8]


Wardlow and his wife Jenny have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Obermueller (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 38B
Succeeded by
Matt Dean (R)