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Jason Metsa
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 6B
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
High schoolKennedy Secondary
Associate'sMesabi Community College
ProfessionCoordinator, North East Area Labor Council
Office website
Jason Metsa is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 6B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Housing Finance and Policy
Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy
Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries
Transportation Finance



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 Metsa was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Matt Matasich was unopposed in the Republican primary. Metsa defeated Matasich in the general election.[1][2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 6B General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJason Metsa Incumbent 64.1% 11,363
     Republican Matt Matasich 35.7% 6,334
     Write-in Write-in 0.2% 28
Total Votes 17,725


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Metsa won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 6B. He defeated Lorrie Janatopoulos and Dave Meyer in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Jesse Colangelo (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 6B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJason Metsa 68.4% 15,146
     Republican Jesse Colangelo 31.6% 7,012
Total Votes 22,158
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 6B Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJason Metsa 54% 3,396
Lorrie Janatopoulos 41.2% 2,590
Dave Meyer 4.9% 307
Total Votes 6,293

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Metsa is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Metsa raised a total of $38,028 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[6]

Jason Metsa's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 6B Won $38,028
Grand Total Raised $38,028


Metsa won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Metsa raised a total of $38,028.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jason Metsa's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$6,236
6th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$5,000
Steelworkers District 11$500
North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters & Joiners$500
Carver Richards$500
Total Raised in 2012$38,028
Source:Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Minnesota

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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."[7]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.


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


Metsa received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 96th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Murphy (DFL)
Minnesota State House District 6B
Succeeded by