Linda Berglin

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Linda Berglin
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Minnesota State Senate District 61
Former member
Term in office began
1981
Term in office ended
2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Linda Berglin (b. October 19, 1944) was a Democratic member of the Minnesota State Senate. Berglin resigned in mid-2011 after 38 years in the Minnesota Legislature.[1]

Before becoming a Senator, Berglin was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1972 to 1980. Berglin graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1967. Berglin is a former Graphic Designer.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Berglin won re-election to the 61st District seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. James Schlemmer ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 61 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Berglin (DFL) 15410 88.46%
James Schlemmer (R) 1957 11.23%
Write-In 53 0.30%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Berglin won re-election to the 61st District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating opponents Mark Dolski (R) and Luck Rosenbloom (I).[3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 61 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Berglin (DFL) 15,451 84.10%
Mark Dolski (R) 1,728 9.41%
Lucky Rosenbloom (I) 1,151 6.26%
Write-In 43 0.23%

Campaign donors

In 2006, Berglin collected $58,318 in donations.[4]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $16,448
David Finke $500
Minnesota Medical Association $500
Ruth Usem $500
Lenard Street & Deinard PAC $500

District 61

Berglin represents Minnesota Senate District 61. District 61 includes Southern Minneapolis[5].

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."[6]

2011

Berglin received a score of 0% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 60th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[7]

Personal

Linda is married to Glenn Sampson. They have one child and reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Minnesota State Senate District 61
1981–2011
Succeeded by
Jeff Hayden