|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 53A|
|January 8, 2013 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ward served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Environment and Natural Resources Policy|
|• Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance|
|• Government Operations|
|• Health and Human Services Policy|
Ward's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "I believe that a good education is the foundation for a good economy. I am committed to investing in our children and therefore in our future."
- Excerpt: "A healthy economy is a product of an educated and skilled workforce and a competitive job market. Businesses need an incentive to hire and retain new workers, and if elected I will pursue these incentives."
- Excerpt: "I believe in a good balance of environmental protections and access to these treasures that will allow Minnesotans to enjoy the outdoors for generations."
- Excerpt: "I believe that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. A strong economy needs a healthy community. As your representative, I will support policies to control health care costs and widen coverage."
Ward won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 53A. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Pam Cunningham (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. 
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 53A, General Election, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Ward is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Ward raised a total of $39,601 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.
|JoAnn Ward's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota State House, District 53A||$39,601|
|Grand Total Raised||$39,601|
2012Ward won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ward raised a total of $39,601.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to JoAnn Ward's campaign in 2012|
|Nora B. Slawik House Dist. 53A Committee||$4,500|
|Laborers District Council of Minnesota & North Dakota||$500|
|Friends of Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Women||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$39,601|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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." 
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- ↑ "citizensforjoannward," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," Accessed June 18, 2012
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Follow the Money, "Ward, JoAnn." Retrieved July 17, 2013.
- ↑ Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed September 27, 2013
- ↑ Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed September 27, 2013
Linda Runbeck (R)
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