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Jim Vickerman

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Jim Vickerman
Minnesota State Senate District 22
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic Farmer-Labor
Profession Farmer
Jim Vickerman (b. May 1, 1931) was a Democratic member of the Minnesota State Senate. He was first elected in 1986 and most recently re-elected in November of 2006, with his term expiring in 2010. He chose not to run for re-election in 2010.

On February 22, 2010, Vickerman announced he would not be seeking re-election in the fall. In a press release he stated, "I’m stepping aside with the satisfaction that when it’s done right, our government can and does serve people."[1]

Vickerman graduated from Tracy High School in 1949 and is a Farmer.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the senate, Vickerman was a member of these committees:



Vickerman chose not to run in the 2010 election.


On November 7, 2006, Vickerman won re-election to the 22nd District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Bill Weber (R).[3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 22 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png Jim Vickerman (DFL) 17,683 57.98%
Bill Weber (R) 12,789 41.94%
Write-In 24 0.08%

Campaign donors

In 2006, Vickerman collected $40,253 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $9,252
Nobles County DFL $1,150
Senate District 22 DFL $885
Cottonwood County DFL $835
Jackson County DFL $735

District 22

Vickerman represented Minnesota Senate District 22. District 22 includes Cottonwood, Jackson, Murray, Pipestone, and Rock Counties near the Minnesota-South Dakota Border[5].


Jim is married to Wava Vickerman. The have five children and reside in Tracy, Minnesota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State Senate District 22
Succeeded by
Doug Magnus (R)