|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 22A|
|2011 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Assistant Minority Leader, Minnesota House of Representatives|
|2013 - present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Southwest Minnesota State University|
|Master's||George Washington University|
|Profession||Owner, Nexus Political Consulting|
Schomacker earned his bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Speech Communication and Political Science in from Southwest Minnesota State University, and his M.P.S. from George Washington University's online program. His professional experience includes working as an independent public relations consultant, and with political and non-profit organizations and small town businesses.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Schomacker served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health and Human Services Finance|
|• Health and Human Services Policy|
|• Housing Finance and Policy|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schomacker served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Rural Development|
|• Health and Human Services Finance|
|• Judiciary Policy and Finance|
Schomacker's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Jobs and Economic Development
- Excerpt: "Continue the discussion between business and educators about the mismatch between skilled workers and the jobs available."
Government Spending And Reform
- Excerpt: "Minnesotans can’t afford state’s spending growth. We need to reduce spending and cut back during lean times like this. A slash and burn approach to reducing spending isn’t practical, either. We need to have a thoughtful approach and honest debate about wants versus needs, and what taxpayers are willing to pay."
- Excerpt: "A focus on reforming how healthcare is provided in this state will not only provide better access to affordable care, but also drive the cost to the state down."
- Excerpt: "A student is a student regardless of where they live or the size of their school. The cost to educate students in small rural schools is similar to the Twin Cities, but these schools often lack the money to cover basic funding issues due to their small student population."
Schomacker won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 22A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Eugene Short (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 22A, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Joe Schomacker Incumbent||59.1%||11,555|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 22A (2010)|
|Ted Winter (DFL)||5,807||43.27%|
|Joe Schomacker (R)||7,595||56.59%|
Comprehensive donor information for Schomacker is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Schomacker raised a total of $63,371 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.
|Joe Schomakers's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota State House, District 22A||$38,148|
|2010||Minnesota State House, District 22A||$25,223|
|Grand Total Raised||$63,371|
2012Schomacker won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Schomacker raised a total of $38,148.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Joe Schomacker's campaign in 2012|
|Murray County RPM||$1,250|
|Pipestone County RPM||$1,250|
|Schomacker, Joe R.||$1,165|
|Rock County RPM||$1,100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$38,148|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Schomacker won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Schomacker raised a total of $25,223.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Joe Schomacker's campaign in 2010|
|Murray County RPM||$1,800|
|Rock County RPM||$1,500|
|Pipestone County RPM||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$25,223|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Twitter account
- "joeforhouse," Official Campaign Website
- 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
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Schomacker, Joe." Retrieved July 11, 2013
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed September 27, 2013
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed September 27, 2013
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed September 27, 2013
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed September 27, 2013
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