|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 12A|
|January 8, 2013 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, McNamar served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture Policy|
|• Capital Investment|
|• Judiciary Finance and Policy|
McNamar's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "It is important to make sure the money borrowed from the schools is repaid in a timely manner by the state so school districts can provide that quality education. Education for all needs to be a priority which is demonstrated through proper funding."
- Excerpt: "An educated and trained workforce is essential to make this state great. We need to fund higher education to make college affordable for all who want it. We can’t afford not to make education a priority."
- Excerpt: "Local governments have been placed in a predicament of either cutting services or raising property taxes to make up for lost funding. Public safety could be at risk if city police departments are eliminated or reduced because of lack of funding. "
- Excerpt: "We can stimulate our economy by bonding to match federal grants. This would replace our aging infrastructure and place money into our local economies stimulating our local businesses and generating new revenue for the state."
- Excerpt: "Americans should not have to decide between medication or food. Medical expenses shouldn’t drive families into bankruptcy or squeeze elderly out of their life savings. Everyone should have affordable health care available to them."
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 Jay McNamar was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jeff Backer defeated Nancy Taffe in the Republican primary. Backer defeated McNamar in the general election.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 12A General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Jay McNamar Incumbent||47.9%||8,065|
McNamar won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 12A. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Scott Dutcher (R) and Dave Holman (Independence) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 12A, General Election, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for McNamar is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, McNamar raised a total of $3,522 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.
|Jay McNamar's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota House, District 12A||$3,522|
|Grand Total Raised||$3,522|
2012McNamar won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McNamar raised a total of $32,039.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jay McNamar's campaign in 2012|
|Grant County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$2,500|
|Douglas County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$600|
|Minn. Assoc. of Professional Employees Political Fund||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$32,039|
|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
- "jaymcnamar," Official Campaign Website
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 general election results," accessed November 5, 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
- Follow the Money, "McNamar, Jay," accessed December 12, 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
John Ward (DFL)
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