Jenifer Loon

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Jenifer Loon
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 48B
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sAugustana College (1985)
Personal
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jenifer Loon is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 48B. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. In the 2013 legislative session, Loon served as Deputy Minority Leader; she previously served as Assistant Majority Leader.

Biography

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.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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
Taxes
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Loon served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Loon served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Loon's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Economic Vitality

  • Excerpt: "Private enterprise creates prosperity, government does not. Jenifer will work to assist small businesses and stimulate long-term job growth."

Education Quality

  • Excerpt: "Superior education for all children in a competitive global economy demands reliable funding, a challenging curriculum and results-oriented accountability."

Health Security

  • 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."

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jenifer Loon endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 48B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJennifer Loon Incumbent 59% 12,787
     Democratic Tori Hill 41% 8,891
Total Votes 21,678

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Loon won re-election to the District 42B Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Ray Daniels (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 42B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Ray Daniels (DFL) 5,651 32.35%
Green check mark transparent.png Jenifer Loon (R) 11,795 67.53%
Write-In 20 0.11%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Jenifer Loon won election to the District 42B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Jerry Pitzrick. [6]

Jenifer Loon raised $45,802 for her campaign.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 42B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Jenifer Loon (R) 13,452 57.28%
Jerry Pitzrick (DFL) 10,002 42.59%
Write-In 32 0.14%

Campaign donors

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.[8]

Jenifer Loon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 48B Won $36,617
2010 Minnesota House, District 42B Won $34,120
2008 Minnesota House, District 42B Won $45,802
Grand Total Raised $116,539

2012

Loon won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Loon raised a total of $36,617.

2010

In 2010, Loon received $34,120 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[9]


2008

Listed below are the three largest contributors to Loon's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $9,112
Jenifer Loon $3,000
42nd Senate District Republican Party $1,500

Scorecards

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."[10]

2013

Loon received a score of 92% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 18th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [11]

2012

Loon received a score of 86% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 26th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [12]

2011

Loon received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 40th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [13]

Personal

Loon is married with two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Abeler (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 48B
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 42B
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Jason Isaacson (DFL)