|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 48B|
|2009 - present|
|January 2, 2017|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Bachelor's||Augustana College, 1985|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Loon's professional experience includes working as Director of Government Affairs at ACA International, Director of Federal Legislation for Associated Builders and Contractors, Washington Representative of the Associated Builders and Contractors, and Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Larry Pressler.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Loon served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy|
|• Rules and Legislative Administration|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Loon served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Regulatory Reform|
|• Education Finance|
|• Taxes, Vice-chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Loon served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Environment Policy and Oversight|
|• K-12 Education Policy and Oversight|
Loon's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
Taxes and Spending
- Excerpt: "Jenifer is a recognized leader on tax reform in Minnesota. She led the charge to repeal the Dayton/DFL income and small business tax increases. Jenifer fights passionately against wasteful spending and ineffective programs."
- Excerpt: "Jenifer supports local control of our schools and the right of every parent to choose the best education for their children. She has fought top down mandates, like the federal Common Core academic standards, and demands accountability and results from our education dollars."
Smaller Government = More Freedom
- Excerpt: "Whether it’s fighting against Met Council overreach, the expensive southwest corridor light rail project, forced unionization of day care providers, or other big government DFL schemes, we can count on Jenifer Loon to stand up for smaller government and our shared values of hard work, respect for taxpayers, and personal responsibility."
- Excerpt: "Jenifer has asked the EP City council to recognize the proposed alignment of the SWLRT project is without a completed EIS, the significantly negative impact of the construction phase on Eden Prairie residents and businesses, and the overall long-term budgetary impact of this project. For these reasons Jenifer opposes this project, and urges opposition to granting municipal consent for the SWLRT."
Loon's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "Private enterprise creates prosperity, government does not. Jenifer will work to assist small businesses and stimulate long-term job growth."
- Excerpt: "Superior education for all children in a competitive global economy demands reliable funding, a challenging curriculum and results-oriented accountability."
- Excerpt: "Jenifer knows market-based reforms that protect patient choice and promote patient knowledge are the keys to affordable coverage and higher quality care. Empowering consumers is the most important thing state government can do to help."
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. Joan Howe-Pullis was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Jenifer Loon defeated Sheila Kihne in the Republican primary. Loon defeated Howe-Pullis in the general election.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 48B General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Jenifer Loon Incumbent||64.4%||10,294|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 48B Republican Primary, 2014|
Loon won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 48B. She was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Tori Hill (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 48B, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jennifer Loon Incumbent||59%||12,787|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 42B (2010)|
|Ray Daniels (DFL)||5,651||32.35%|
|Jenifer Loon (R)||11,795||67.53%|
Jenifer Loon raised $45,802 for her campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 42B (2008)|
|Jenifer Loon (R)||13,452||57.28%|
|Jerry Pitzrick (DFL)||10,002||42.59%|
Comprehensive donor information for Loon is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Loon raised a total of $116,539 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.
|Jenifer Loon's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota House, District 48B||$36,617|
|2010||Minnesota House, District 42B||$34,120|
|2008||Minnesota House, District 42B||$45,802|
|Grand Total Raised||$116,539|
2012Loon won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Loon raised a total of $36,617.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jenifer Loon's campaign in 2012|
|42nd Senate District Republican Party of Minnesota||$5,250|
|North Star SFAA-PAC||$500|
|Minnesota Oncology Hematology||$500|
|Faegre & Benson||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$36,617|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Loon received $34,120 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jenifer Loon's campaign in 2010|
|42nd Senate District Republican Party||$1,000|
|3rd Congressional District Republican Party||$750|
|Minnesota Oncology Hematology||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$34,120|
Listed below are the three largest contributors to Loon's 2008 campaign.
|42nd Senate District Republican Party||$1,500|
Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.
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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
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."
Loon is married with two children.
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- Office website
- Official campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Campaign Facebook page
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Loon
- Official campaign website, "Issues," accessed July 24, 2014
- "jeniferloon," Official Campaign Website
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Minnesota Leaders," February 3, 2012
- 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
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "All Races by Legislative District," accessed April 23, 2014
- Follow the Money's report on Loon's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Loon, Jenifer," accessed December 13, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Contributions," accessed January 1, 2015
- 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
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Jim Abeler (R)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 48B
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 42B
| Succeeded by|
Jason Isaacson (DFL)
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