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Jeff Howe

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Jeff Howe
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 13A
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
Office website
Jeff Howe is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 13A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Civil Law
Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy
State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs
Transportation Finance


Campaign themes


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


  • Excerpt: "If elected, I will work to make sure over-regulation does not interrupt that."


  • Excerpt: "I plan to focus on meaningful tax reform and to make sure St. Paul doesn't leave more debt for our children."

Restoring Local Control

  • Excerpt: "As your representative, I will make it a priority to ensure more power is given back to the local elected officials where it belongs."



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. Emily Jensen was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Jeff Howe was unopposed in the Republican primary. Howe defeated Jensen in the general election.[2][3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 13A General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Howe Incumbent 60.5% 8,562
     Democratic Emily Jensen 39.4% 5,572
     Write-in Write-in 0.1% 15
Total Votes 14,149


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Howe won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 13A. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Richard Bohannon (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 13A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Howe 59.2% 12,073
     Democratic Richard Bohannon 40.8% 8,337
Total Votes 20,410

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Howe is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Howe raised a total of $26,065 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[7]

Jeff Howe's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 13A Won $26,065
Grand Total Raised $26,065


Howe won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Howe raised a total of $260,065.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeff Howe's campaign in 2012
13th Senate District Republican Party of Minnesota$3,200
Public Fund$2,845
6th Congressional District Republican Party of Minnesota$1,000
Hubbard, KH$500
Howe, Jeffrey$500
Total Raised in 2012$260,065
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."[8]
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."[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]


Howe received a score of 92% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 23rd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Anderson (R)
Minnesota State House District 13A
2013- present
Succeeded by