Linda Scheid

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Linda Scheid
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Minnesota State Senate District 46
Former member
Term in office began
1997
Term in office ended
June 15, 2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Former attorney
Linda Scheid (b. June 16, 1942) was a Democratic member of the Minnesota State Senate from 1997 until her death on June 15, 2011. Scheid served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1976 to 1978 and again from 1982 to 1992.

Scheid graduated with her Bachelor's degree from Coe College and with her Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell Law. Scheid was a former Teacher and Attorney.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Scheid was appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Scheid won re-election to the 46th District seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. Ryan Sibinski ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 46 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Scheid (DFL) 11812 61.86%
Ryan Sibinski (R) 7243 37.93%
Write-In 40 0.21%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Scheid won re-election to the 46th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Steve Arakawa (R).[2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 46 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Scheid (DFL) 14,069 67.11%
Steve Arakawa (R) 6,861 32.73%
Write-In 34 0.16%

Campaign donors

In 2006, Scheid collected $46,371 in donations.[3]

Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $15,506
46th Senate District DFL $2,500
Senate District 46 DFL $1,000
Education Minnesota $650
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce $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."[4]

2011

Scheid received a score of 0% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 65th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[5]

District 46

Scheid represents Minnesota Senate District 46. District 46 includes the Minneapolis/St. Paul suburbs of Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park[6].

Personal

Linda has two children and resides in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Minnesota State Senate District 46
1997–June 15, 2011
Succeeded by
Chris Eaton