|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 42B|
|January 8, 2013 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Assistant Majority Leader, Minnesota House of Representatives|
|2013 - 2014|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Isaacson served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Education Policy|
|• Environment and Natural Resources Policy|
|• Housing Finance and Policy|
|• Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy|
Isaacson's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "I view public education as the most important line of defense for the middle class. It is the most important tool we have to battle poverty."
- Excerpt: "In my opinion, this amendment is a violation of our inherent right to pursue happiness."
- Excerpt: "I oppose right to work on several principles."
- Excerpt: "There is simply no evidence of voter fraud that would warrant this kind of legislation. Additionally, upon careful examination of the proponents of this legislation, it is clear that the real purpose is voter suppression."
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 Jason Isaacson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Heidi Gunderson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Isaacson defeated Gunderson in the general election.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 42B General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Jason Isaacson Incumbent||52.3%||8,814|
Isaacson won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 42B. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and deafeated Ken Rubenzer (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 42B, General Election, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Isaacson is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Isaacson raised a total of $35,958 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.
|Jason Isaacson's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota House, District 42B||$25,986|
|2002||Minnesota House, District 37B||$9,972|
|Grand Total Raised||$35,958|
2012Isaacson won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Isaacson raised a total of $25,986.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jason Isaacson's campaign in 2012|
|Paul Gardner for the MN House||$2,950|
|Senate District 42||$1,850|
|LDC Political Fund - #40712 Laborers District Council of MN & ND||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$25,986|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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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
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- "isaacsonfor42b," Official Campaign Website
- 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, "2014 Election Results," accessed November 4, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Isaacson, Jason (Ike)," accessed December 13, 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
Jenifer Loon (R)
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