Linda Slocum

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Linda Slocum
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 50A
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSimpson College
Personal
BirthdayJuly 11, 1950
Place of birthMinneapolis, Minnesota
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Linda Slocum (b. July 11, 1950) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 50A. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Slocum received her B.A. in Psychology from Simpson College and has done graduate work in education at Augsburg College. Her professional experience includes working as a middle school geography and American history teacher.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Education Finance, Vice-chair
Public Safety Finance and Policy
Taxes

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Slocum's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Economy and Job Growth

  • Excerpt: "I support the Minnesota Investment Fund, which would provide low-interest loans and other incentives for businesses to set up shop in Minnesota."

Education

  • Excerpt: "The focus should be in attaining the skills and successfully graduating, then moving into the workforce."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "The best health care solution, in my opinion, is the Minnesota Health Plan Bill. I am a co-author on the bill. The Minnesota Health Plan would cover all people of every age, it’s portable, doesn’t have high deductibles, allows people to choose their own doctors, hospitals and clinics."

Transportation

  • Excerpt: "I fully support state bonding to build the Southwest Corridor Light Rail Line. Great transit options have proven to be strong economic engines and spur economic growth in the areas served by the transit."

Veterans

  • Excerpt: "Honoring our veterans means more than honoring their service. It means that when they come home, we help them find jobs and secure housing to ensure that their homecoming is a joyous occasion."

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014.

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Slocum won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 50A. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Craig Marston (R) and Joseph Koch (Independence) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 50A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Slocum Incumbent 62.2% 12,036
     Republican Craig Marston 30.3% 5,864
     Independence Joseph Koch 7.4% 1,439
Total Votes 19,339

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Slocum won re-election to the District 63B seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Joel Jennissen (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 63B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Slocum (DFL) 7,297 60.61%
Joel Jennissen (R) 4,729 39.28%
Write-In 14 0.12%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Linda Slocum won election to the District 63B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Ed Field. [6]

Linda Slocum raised $24,322 for her campaign.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 63B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Slocum (DFL) 11,265 66.00%
Ed Field (R) 5,755 33.72%
Write-In 48 0.28%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Slocum is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Slocum raised a total of $94,161 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.[8]

Linda Slocum's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 50A Won $20,125
2010 Minnesota House, District 63B Won $21,099
2008 Minnesota House, District 63B Won $24,322
2006 Minnesota House, District 63B Won $28,615
Grand Total Raised $94,161

2012

Slocum won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Slocum raised a total of $20,125.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Slocum's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$6,517
50th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$1,000
Slocum, Helene Z.$500
Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis$500
Mah Mah Wi No Min$500
Total Raised in 2012$20,125
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Slocum received $21,099 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[9]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Slocum's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$7,033
Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association$500
Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance$500
Minneapolis Federation Of Teachers Local 59$500
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community$500
Total Raised in 2010 $21,099

2008

Listed below are the two largest contributors to Linda Slocum's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $7,387
63rd Senate District Democrat-Farmer-Labor $3,000

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."[10]

2013

Slocum received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 79th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[11]

2012

Slocum received a score of 14% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 96th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[12]

2011

Slocum received a score of 8% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 84th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [13]

Personal

Slocum has two children. She has been Union Steward for Minnesota Federation of Teachers Local 59, Vice Chair of the City of Richfield Human Services Commission, and a member of the Minnesota Commission on Crime Prevention and Control.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Carolyn Laine (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 50A
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 63B
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Jean Wagenius (DFL)