Frank Hornstein

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Frank Hornstein
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 61A
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMacalester College
Master'sTufts University
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 27, 1959
Place of birthCincinnati, Ohio
ProfessionCommunity organizer
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Frank Hornstein (b. September 27, 1959) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 61A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Hornstein earned his B.A. in Environmental Studies from Macalester College, and his M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy from Tufts University. His professional experience includes working as a community organizer.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy Policy
Transportation Finance, Chair
Transportation Policy
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hornstein served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

Budget

  • Excerpt: "Voted against 2011 final budget deal that included education cuts and borrowing from state tobacco endowment"

Education

  • Excerpt: "Fully fund early childhood and K-12 education."

Transportation

  • Excerpt: "Promoting flex-fuel plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles."

Human & Civil Rights

  • Excerpt: "Oppose constitutional amendment banning gay marriage."

Environment

  • Excerpt: "Support renewables and oppose expansion of coal and nuclear power."

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Frank Hornstein was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Frank Taylor was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hornstein faces Taylor in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hornstein won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 61A. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Devin Gawnemark (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 61A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Hornstein Incumbent 80.4% 19,663
     Republican Devin Gawnemark 19.6% 4,787
Total Votes 24,450

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hornstein won re-election to the District 60B seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Scott Brooks (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 60B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Hornstein (DFL) 14,707 80.41%
Scott Brooks (R) 3,557 19.45%
Write-In 27 0.15%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hornstein won election to the District 60B seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Adam Martin. [8]

Hornstein raised $28,602 for his campaign.[9]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 60B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Hornstein (DFL) 18,868 80.80%
Adam Martin (R) 4,418 18.92%
Write-In 66 0.28%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hornstein is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Hornstein raised a total of $166,743 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 14, 2013.[10]

Frank Hornstein's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 61A Won $24,418
2010 Minnesota House, District 60B Won $22,028
2008 Minnesota House, District 60B Won $28,602
2006 Minnesota House, District 60B Won $28,308
2004 Minnesota House, District 60B Won $43,909
2002 Minnesota House, District 60B Won $19,478
Grand Total Raised $166,743

2012

Hornstein won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hornstein raised a total of $24,418.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Frank Hornstein's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$9,631
Pohlad, Jim$500
Committee of Thirteen Legislative Fund$500
Teamsters Local 120$500
Mah Mah Wi No Min$500
Total Raised in 2012$24,418
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Hornstein received $22,028 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[11]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Frank Hornstein's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$10,546
Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association$500
Minneapolis Federation Of Teachers Local 59$500
Minnesota Dental Association$300
Minnesota Medical Association$250
Total Raised in 2010 $22,028

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Frank Hornstein's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $11,789

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."[12]
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."[13]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[14]
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."[15]
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."[16]

2013

Hornstein received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 113th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[17]

2012

Hornstein received a score of 29% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 90th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[18]

2011

Hornstein received a score of 8% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 98th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [19]

Personal

Hornstein is married with three children. He has been Chair of the Legislative Commission on Metropolitan Governance and a member of the Legislative Electric Energy Task Force.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Hornstein
  2. "frankhornstein," 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, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
  6. Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
  7. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
  8. Minnesota Secretary of State, "All Races by Legislative District," accessed April 23, 2014
  9. Follow the Money's report on Hornstein's 2008 campaign contributions
  10. Follow the Money, "Hornstein, Frank," accessed December 14, 2013
  11. Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
  12. Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
  13. Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  14. Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  15. Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
  16. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
  17. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
  18. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
  19. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Karen Clark (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 61A
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 60B
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Phyllis Kahn (DFL)