Leon Lillie

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Leon Lillie
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 43B
Incumbent
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Majority Leader, Minnesota House of Representatives
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLuther College
Personal
ProfessionBaggage Handler, Northwest Airlines
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Leon Lillie (b. 1961) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 43B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. In the 2013 legislative session, Little served as an Assistant Majority Leader.

Lillie served on the North St. Paul City Council from 1995 to 2004.

Biography

Lillie earned his B.A. in Political Science from Luther College and attended Nottingham University in the United Kingdom. His professional experience includes working as a baggage handler for Northwest Airlines.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment
Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Legacy, Vice-chair
Rules and Legislative Administration
Taxes

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

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 Leon Lillie was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Justice Whitethorn was unopposed in the Republican primary. Lillie defeated Whitethorn in the general election.[2][3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 43B General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeon Lillie Incumbent 58.1% 7,891
     Republican Justice Whitethorn 41.7% 5,672
     Write-in Write-in 0.2% 23
Total Votes 13,586

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lillie won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 43B. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Kevin Klein (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 43B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLeon Lillie Incumbent 60.5% 12,445
     Republican Kevin Klein 39.5% 8,111
Total Votes 20,556

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lillie won re-election to the District 55A seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Nathan Hansen (R) and Joseph Polencheck (Independence Party of Minnesota) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 55A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Leon Lillie (DFL) 7,810 56.24%
Nathan Hansen (R) 5,136 36.98%
Joseph Polencheck (Independence) 930 6.7%
Write-In 12 0.09%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Lillie won election to the District 55A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Christine Jacobson and Bob Zick. [8]

Lillie raised $35,409 for his campaign.[9]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 55A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Leon Lillie (DFL) 11,749 59.96%
Christine Jacobson (R) 5,961 30.42%
Bob Zick (I) 1,862 9.50%
Write-In 23 0.12%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lillie is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Lillie raised a total of $148,096 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.[10]

Leon Lillie's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 43B Won $19,242
2010 Minnesota House, District 55A Won $32,134
2008 Minnesota House, District 55A Won $35,409
2006 Minnesota House, District 55A Won $27,830
2004 Minnesota House, District 55A Won $33,481
Grand Total Raised $148,096

2012

Lillie won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lillie raised a total of $19,242.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Leon Lillie's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$5,683
Senate District 43 Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$2,000
55th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$1,000
Minnesota Association of Realtors$500
Mah Mah Wi No Min$500
Total Raised in 2012$19,242
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Lillie received $32,134 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[11]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Leon Lillie's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$7,639
55th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$3,500
Senate District 55 Dr$1,000
Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance$500
Minnesota Assoc Of Unreadable$500
Total Raised in 2010 $32,134

2008

Listed below are the two largest contributors to Leon Lillie's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $8,564
55th Senate District Democrat-Farmer-Labor $5,000

Scorecards

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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."[12]
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."[13]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[14]
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."[15]
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."[16]

2013

Lillie received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 102nd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[17]

2012

Lillie received a score of 0% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 123rd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[18]

2011

Lillie received a score of 0% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 121st out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [19]

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References

  1. Project Vote Smart - Rep. Lillie
  2. Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
  3. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
  4. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 Election Results," accessed November 4, 2014
  5. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
  6. Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
  7. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
  8. Minnesota Secretary of State, "All Races by Legislative District," accessed April 23, 2014
  9. Follow the Money's report on Lillie's 2008 campaign contributions
  10. Follow the Money, "Lillie, Leon M," accessed December 13, 2013
  11. Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
  12. Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
  13. Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  14. Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  15. Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
  16. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
  17. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
  18. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
  19. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
John Benson (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 43B
2013–present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 55A
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Michael Beard (R)