Lyndon Carlson

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Lyndon Carlson
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 45A
Incumbent
In office
1973 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 41
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 1972
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMinnesota State University, Mankato
Personal
BirthdayApril 18, 1940
Place of birthMinneapolis, Minnesota
ReligionCongregationalist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Lyndon Carlson, Sr. (b. April 18, 1940) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 45A. He was first elected to the chamber in 1972.

Biography

Now retired, Carlson's professional experience includes working as a social studies teacher at Henry High School.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment
Rules and Legislative Administration
Taxes
Ways and Means, Chair

Note: As Chair of the Ways and Means Committee, Carlson serves as member ex-officio on all Finance committees.

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Lyndon Carlson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Richard Lieberman was unopposed in the Republican primary.[2][3]

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Carlson won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 45A. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Jeff Pauley (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 45A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLyndon Carlson Incumbent 59.7% 12,520
     Republican Jeff Pauley 40.3% 8,459
Total Votes 20,979

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Carlson won re-election to the District 45B seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Reid Johnson (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 45B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Lyndon Carlson (DFL) 9,437 60.84%
Reid Johnson (R) 6,052 39.02%
Write-In 22 0.14%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Carlson won election to the District 45B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Gregg Priest. [7]

Carlson raised $36,480 for his campaign.[8]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 45B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Lyndon Carlson (DFL) 13,719 65.05%
Gregg Priest (R) 7,335 34.78%
Write-In 36 0.17%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Carlson is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Carlson raised a total of $323,165 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[9]

Lyndon Carlson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 45A Won $26,421
2010 Minnesota State House, District 45B Won $29,968
2008 Minnesota State House, District 45B Won $36,480
2006 Minnesota State House, District 45B Won $35,734
2004 Minnesota State House, District 45B Won $39,870
2002 Minnesota State House, District 45B Won $31,315
2000 Minnesota State House, District 46B Won $28,560
1998 Minnesota State House, District 46B Won $69,571
1996 Minnesota State House, District 46B Won $25,246
Grand Total Raised $323,165

2012

Carlson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Carlson raised a total of $26,421.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lyndon Carlson's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$6,326
45th Senate District DFL c/o Pam Scaia$1,225
Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Local 59$1,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 539$500
Minneapolis Municipal Retirement Association$500
Total Raised in 2012$26,421
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Carlson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Carlson raised a total of $29,968.

2008

Carlson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Carlson raised a total of $36,480.

2006

Carlson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Carlson raised a total of $35,734.

2004

Carlson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Carlson raised a total of $39,870.

2002

Carlson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Carlson raised a total of $31,315.

1998

Carlson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Carlson raised a total of $69,571.

1996

Carlson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Carlson raised a total of $25,246.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Minnesota

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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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."[10]
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."[11]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[12]
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."[13]
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."[14]

2013

Carlson received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 127th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[15]

2012

Carlson received a score of 29% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 93rd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[16]

2011

Carlson received a score of 8% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 110th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [17]

Personal

Carlson is married with three children. He has been a member of the North Highway 100 Council, Northwest Young Men's Christian Association Board of Directors, PRISM Board of Directors, Legislative Citizens Commission on Minnesota Resources, and the Midwest Higher Education Commission.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sandra Peterson (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 45A
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 45B
1973–2013
Succeeded by
Mike Freiberg (DFL)