Glenn Gruenhagen

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Glenn Gruenhagen
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 18B
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
OtherAmerican College
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 1, 1952
ProfessionBusiness owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Glenn Gruenhagen (b. February 1, 1952) is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 18B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Gruenhagen graduated from American College, and holds degrees as a Chartered Financial Consultant and Chartered Life Underwriter. His professional experience includes owning Gruenhagen Insurance and Financial Services.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Education Finance
Health and Human Services Finance
Health and Human Services Policy
Higher Education Finance and Policy

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Gruenhagen's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Right to Life

  • Excerpt: "The most basic and fundamental right which comes from God is the right to life. I am pro life from conception to natural death. When a nation aborts 50 million of its own children it is not only morally reprehensible, but also leads to severe economic consequences."

Jobs & Taxes

  • Excerpt: "High taxes and government regulations make it difficult for MN businesses to prosper, create jobs and compete globally."

Healthcare Reform

  • Excerpt: "I oppose Obama-care, which increases premiums and will lead to rationed healthcare. It must be repealed and replaced with true healthcare reform."

Environment

  • Excerpt: "We need to protect the environment, however I would oppose any form of a Cap and Trade scheme, which if implemented will only drive up energy costs for our families and businesses and will do nothing to protect the environment."

Energy

  • Excerpt: "We must build new nuclear power plants and utilize clean coal technology, along with expanded use of natural gas. Our country has the resources to become energy independent."

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 Mary Sawatzky was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Dave Baker was unopposed in the Republican primary. Sawatzky faces Baker in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gruenhagen won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 17B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Logan Campa (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 18B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGlenn Gruenhager Incumbent 58.1% 11,053
     Democratic Logan Campa 41.9% 7,971
Total Votes 19,024

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gruenhagen won election to the District 25A seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Mick McGuire (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 25A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Mick McGuire (DFL) 7,963 48.91%
Green check mark transparent.png Glenn Gruenhagen (R) 8,299 50.97%
Write-In 20 0.12%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gruenhagen is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Gruenhagen raised a total of $53,898 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[7]

Glenn Gruenhagen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 18B Won $27,241
2010 Minnesota State House, District 25A Won $26,657
Grand Total Raised $53,898

2012

Gruenhagen won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gruenhagen raised a total of $27,241.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Glenn Gruenhagen's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$2,834
Minnesota Oncology Hematology$500
Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance$500
Haselow, Robert E.$350
Minnesota Dental Association$350
Total Raised in 2012$27,241
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Gruenhagen won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Gruenhagen raised a total of $26,657.

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."[8]
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."[9]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[10]
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."[11]
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."[12]

2013

Gruenhagen received a score of 92% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 27th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[13]

2012

Gruenhagen received a score of 100% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 13th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[14]

2011

Gruenhagen received a score of 85% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 14th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [15]

Personal

Gruenhagen and his wife, Emily, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dean Urdahl (R)
Minnesota State House District 18B
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Laura Brod (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 25A
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Duane Quam (R)