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Joe Radinovich
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 10B
Former member
In office
January 8, 2013 - January 6, 2015
Joe Radinovich is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 10B.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Radinovich served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy
Education Finance
Housing Finance and Policy


Campaign themes


Radinovich said that his top priority was, "to develop our most important asset--people. I believe we must invest in us. That starts with providing our children a good education, embracing policies that strengthen the middle class and providing our seniors the care and dignity they deserve.



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 Joe Radinovich was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Dale Lueck was unopposed in the Republican primary. Lueck defeated Radinovich in the general election.[1][2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 10B General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDale Lueck 51.9% 9,209
     Democratic Joe Radinovich Incumbent 48% 8,523
     Write-in Write-in 0.1% 25
Total Votes 17,757


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Radinovich won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 10B. He defeated David Schaff in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Dale Lueck (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 10B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Radinovich 50.7% 11,087
     Republican Dale Lueck 49.3% 10,764
Total Votes 21,851
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 10B Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Radinovich 76% 2,422
David Schaff 24% 765
Total Votes 3,187

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Radinovich is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Radinovich raised a total of $32,777 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 1, 2013.[6]

Joe Radinovich's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 10B Won $32,777
Grand Total Raised $32,777


Radinovich won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Radinovich raised a total of $32,777.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Radinovich's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$3,948
Aitkin County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$3,150
Crow Wing County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$1,000
Minnesota Association of Professional Employees$500
Freeman, Matthew$500
Total Raised in 2012$32,777
Source:Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Minnesota

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.

Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."[7]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.


In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.

Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."[8]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[9]
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."[10]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.

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."[11]


Radinovich received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 85th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Murdock (R)
Minnesota State House District 10B
Succeeded by
Dale Lueck (R)