Mark Buesgens

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Mark Buesgens
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 35B
Former Member
In office
1999 - present
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Councilmember, City of Jordan
1996 – 1998
Education
Bachelor'sMinnesota State University, Mankato (1983)
Master'sMankato State University (1991)
OtherMinnesota State University, Mankato (1993)
Personal
BirthdayMay 14, 1961
Place of birthShakopee, Minnesota
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mark Buesgens (b. May 14, 1961) is a former Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 35B from 1999 to 2013.

Buesgens is Academic Director of the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. He previously worked as Administrator at Black Hawk Middle School from 1991-2005, and a math teacher at Independent School District 719, and the Inter-American Academy in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Buesgens is a member of the Jordan Chamber of Commerce, Jordan Commercial Club, and Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church. He is married and has 4 children.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Buesgens won re-election to the District 35B seat in 2010. He defeated Tom Rees in the August 10 Democratic primary. Buesgens defeated Jannaya LaFrance (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 35B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Jannaya LaFrance (DFL) 5,890 32.3%
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Buesgens (R) 12,306 67.47%
Write-In 42 0.23%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Mark Buesgens won election to the District 35B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Taylor Kristoffe-Jones. [3]

Mark Buesgens raised $17,710 for his campaign.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 35B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Buesgens (R) 15,298 62.98%
Taylor Kristoffe-Jones (DFL) 8,949 36.84%
Write-In 43 0.18%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Buesgens received $13,569 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Buesgens's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$5,794
Minnesotans For Racino$500
SD 35 GOP$500
Jones, Doug C$490
Multi-Housing PAC$300
Total Raised in 2010 $13,569

2008

Listed below are the two largest contributors to Mark Buesgens' 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $7,635
35th Senate District Republican Party $1,350

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]

2012

Buesgens received a score of 71% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 37th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[7]

2011

Buesgens received a score of 8% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 111th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 35B
1999–2013
Succeeded by
Peggy Scott (R)