Keith Langseth

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Keith Langseth
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Minnesota State Senate District 9
Former Member
In office
1981 - 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
1975 to 1981
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 20, 1938
ProfessionCattle Farmer
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Keith Langseth (b. January 20, 1938) is a former Democratic Farm-Labor member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 9 from 1981 to 2013. Before the Senate, Langsleth served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1975 to 1981.

Langsleth graduated from Glyndon High School and is a dairy farmer in addition to being a Senator.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Langseth served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Langseth served on these committees:

Elections

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Langseth won re-election to the 9th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Jeff Backer ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 9 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Keith Langseth (DFL) 14595 52.52%
Jeff Backer (R) 13168 47.39%
Write-In 25 0.09%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Langseth won re-election to the 9th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Paul Holle (R).[2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 9 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Keith Langseth (DFL) 20,353 69.80%
Paul Holle (R) 8,771 30.08%
Write-In 33 0.11%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Langseth received $35,472 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Minnesota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Keith Langseth's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$10,438
Englesma, Bruce W$500
Inter Faculty Organization$500
Laborers District Council Of Minnesota & North Dakota$500
Faegre & Benson$500
Total Raised in 2010 $35,472

2006

In 2006, Langseth collected $44,100 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $11,946
Mah Mah Wi No Min $500
St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association $500
Gerald Seck $500
Messerli & Kramer $500

Scorecards

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."[5]

2012

Langseth received a score of 0% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 60th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[6]

2011

Langseth received a score of 15% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 44th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[7]

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Personal

Keith is married to Lorraine Langsleth. They have three children and reside in Glyndon, Minnesota.


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Political offices
Preceded by
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Minnesota State Senate District 9
1981–2013
Succeeded by
Paul Gazelka (R)