|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 37A|
|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, Newton served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Education Finance|
|• Health and Human Services Finance|
|• Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy|
|• State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs, Vice-chair|
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 Jerry Newton was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mandy Benz was unopposed in the Republican primary. Newton defeated Benz in the general election.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 37A General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Jerry Newton Incumbent||52.4%||6,934|
Newton won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 37A. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Mandy Benz (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 37A, General Election, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Newton is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Newton raised a total of $163,563 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.
|Jerry Newton's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota House, District 37A||$25,874|
|2010||Minnesota House, District 49B||$30,506|
|2008||Minnesota House, District 49B||$23,149|
|2006||Minnesota Senate, District 49||$33,176|
|2000||Minnesota House, District 49A||$27,987|
|1998||Minnesota House, District 49A||$22,871|
|Grand Total Raised||$163,563|
2012Newton won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Newton raised a total of $25,874.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jerry Newton's campaign in 2012|
|6th Congressional District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$1,000|
|37th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party New||$990|
|Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Local 59||$500|
|North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters & Joiners||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$25,874|
|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
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Results," accessed November 4, 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
- Follow the Money, "Newton, Jerry," 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
Tara Mack (R)
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