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Katie Sieben
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Minnesota State Senate, District 54
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Majority Leader, Minnesota State Senate
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
2003 - 2007
Education
Bachelor'sColorado College
Master'sHarvard Kennedy School of Government
Personal
BirthdayMarch 23, 1977
Place of birthNewport, Minnesota
ProfessionLegislator
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Katie Sieben (b. March 23, 1977) is a Democratic member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 54. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Sieben began serving as Assistant Majority Leader in the 2013 legislative session.

Sieben served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007.

Biography

Sieben earned her bachelor's degree from Colorado College. Her professional experience includes working as a staffer for U.S. Senator Mark Dayton, and a policy fellow at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment
Environment and Energy
Finance
Rules and Administration, Vice-chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sieben served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sieben served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Sieben won election in District 54 for the Minnesota State Senate. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Janis Quinlan (R) in the general election on November 6.[1][2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 54, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKatie Sieben Incumbent 63.9% 26,998
     Republican Janis Quinlan 36.1% 15,256
Total Votes 42,254

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Sieben won re-election to the 57th District seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. Karin Housley ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 57 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Katie Sieben (DFL) 15812 50.94%
Karin Housley (R) 15206 48.98%
Write-In 25 0.08%

2006

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Sieben won election to the 57th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Ron Kath (R).[3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 57 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Katie Sieben (DFL) 20,798 64.97%
Ron Kath (R) 11,189 34.95%
Write-In 26 0.08%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sieben is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Sieben raised a total of $278,156 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[4]

Katie Sieben's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State Senate, District 54 Won $49,519
2010 Minnesota State Senate, District 57 Won $62,136
2008 Minnesota State Senate, District 57 Not up for election $14,357
2006 Minnesota State Senate, District 57 Won $64,437
2004 Minnesota State House, District 57A Won $43,935
2002 Minnesota State House, District 57A Won $43,772
Grand Total Raised $278,156

2012

Sieben won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Sieben raised a total of $49,519.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Katie Sieben's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$9,928
54th Senate District DFL New$1,460
Teamsters Local 120$500
Communication Workers Of America Local 7200$500
Womenwinning$500
Total Raised in 2012$49,519
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Sieben won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Sieben raised a total of $62,136.

2008

Sieben was not up for election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Sieben raised a total of $14,357.

2006

Sieben won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Sieben raised a total of $64,437.

2004

Sieben won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Sieben raised a total of $43,935.

2002

Sieben won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Sieben raised a total of $43,772.

Scorecards

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

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

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2014

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."[5]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.

2013

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."[6]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[7]
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."[8]
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."[9]

2013

Sieben received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 44th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[10]

2012

Sieben received a score of 0% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 56th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[11]

2011

Sieben received a score of 0% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 66th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[12]

Personal

Sieben and her husband, Josh Straka, have one child.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
John Marty (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 54
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State Senate District 57
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Greg Clausen (DFL)