|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 61A|
|2003 - present|
|January 2, 2017|
|Years in position||12|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 5, 2002|
|Date of birth||September 27, 1959|
|Place of birth||Cincinnati, Ohio|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
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.
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|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hornstein served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Government Operations and Elections|
|• Transportation Policy and Finance|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hornstein served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections|
Hornstein's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "Voted against 2011 final budget deal that included education cuts and borrowing from state tobacco endowment"
- Excerpt: "Fully fund early childhood and K-12 education."
- Excerpt: "Promoting flex-fuel plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles."
Human & Civil Rights
- Excerpt: "Oppose constitutional amendment banning gay marriage."
- Excerpt: "Support renewables and oppose expansion of coal and nuclear power."
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 Frank Hornstein was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Frank Taylor was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hornstein defeated Taylor in the general election.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 61A General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Frank Hornstein Incumbent||80.8%||14,239|
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.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 61A, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Frank Hornstein Incumbent||80.4%||19,663|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 60B (2010)|
|Frank Hornstein (DFL)||14,707||80.41%|
|Scott Brooks (R)||3,557||19.45%|
Hornstein raised $28,602 for his campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 60B (2008)|
|Frank Hornstein (DFL)||18,868||80.80%|
|Adam Martin (R)||4,418||18.92%|
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.
|Frank Hornstein's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota House, District 61A||$24,418|
|2010||Minnesota House, District 60B||$22,028|
|2008||Minnesota House, District 60B||$28,602|
|2006||Minnesota House, District 60B||$28,308|
|2004||Minnesota House, District 60B||$43,909|
|2002||Minnesota House, District 60B||$19,478|
|Grand Total Raised||$166,743|
2012Hornstein 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|
|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|
In 2010, Hornstein received $22,028 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Frank Hornstein's campaign in 2010|
|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|
Listed below is the largest contributor to Frank Hornstein's 2008 campaign.
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.
- Liberty Minnesota: 2014
- Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.
- Americans for Prosperity Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."
- Minnesota Family Council: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.
- Minnesota Majority: 2013 Scorecard
- 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."
- Taxpayers League of Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- 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."
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.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Hornstein
- "frankhornstein," Official Campaign Website
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 Election Results," accessed November 4, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
- 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
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "All Races by Legislative District," accessed April 23, 2014
- Follow the Money's report on Hornstein's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Hornstein, Frank," accessed December 14, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Contributions," accessed January 1, 2015
- 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
Karen Clark (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 61A
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 60B
| Succeeded by|
Phyllis Kahn (DFL)
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