|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 47A|
|January 4, 2011 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||United States Naval Academy|
|Master's||United States Naval War College, Salve Regina College|
|Birthday||August 7, 1953|
Leidiger earned his B.S. in General Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, M.S. from Salve Regina College, and M.A. in national security and strategic planning from the U.S. Naval War College. His professional experience includes working for Brothers Office Furniture.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Leidiger served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Education Policy|
|• Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy|
|• State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Leidiger served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Jobs and Economic Development Finance|
|• State Government Finance|
|• Transportation Policy and Finance|
Leidiger won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 47A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Keith Pickering (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 47A, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Ernie Leidiger Incumbent||62.6%||12,938|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 34A (2010)|
|Leanne Pouliot Kunze (DFL)||7,288||34.86%|
|Ernie Leidiger (R)||13,602||65.06%|
Comprehensive donor information for Leidiger is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Leidiger raised a total of $36,347 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.
|Ernie Leidiger's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota House, District 47A||$14,700|
|2010||Minnesota House, District 34A||$21,647|
|Grand Total Raised||$36,347|
2012Leidiger won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Leidiger raised a total of $14,700.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ernie Leidiger's campaign in 2012|
|Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association||$500|
|Minnesota Oncology Hematology||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$14,700|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Leidiger raised $21,647 in contributions.
His five largest contributors were:
|Kohls Volunteer Cmte||$1,000|
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- Liberty Minnesota: 2014
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- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
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In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.
- Americans for Prosperity Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
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- Minnesota Family Council: 2013 Scorecard
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- Taxpayers League of Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
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- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
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Leidiger and his wife, Jan, have three children. He co-founded a charity, Operation Homefront.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- 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, "Leidiger, Ernie," accessed December 13, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 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
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Denise Dittrich (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 47A
| Succeeded by|
Paul Kohls (R)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 34A
| Succeeded by|
Joyce Peppin (R)
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