|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 53A|
|January 8, 2013 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||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."
Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent JoAnn Ward was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Lukas Czech was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ward faces Czech in the general election.
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|
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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
- "citizensforjoannward," Official Campaign Website
- 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
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Ward, JoAnn." Retrieved July 17, 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
Linda Runbeck (R)
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