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Mark Uglem

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Mark Uglem
Mark Uglem.jpg
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 36A
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Mark Uglem is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 36A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment and Natural Resources Policy
Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy
Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries
Public Safety Finance and Policy


Campaign themes


Uglem's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt: "Mark will use his 30+ years of business experience to promote business development and grow jobs for all Minnesotans. The current economy is not good, and needs to get better."


  • Excerpt: "Mark will support education reforms to help ensure our children will be able to find jobs and compete in the 21st century economy."


  • Excerpt: "Mark will use his experience to ensure our State government will become leaner, smaller and more efficient."


  • Excerpt: "Mark has a proven record of keeping taxes low in the city of Champlin. We pay enough taxes already."

Working With People

  • Excerpt: "Mark will work in an effective bi-partisan manner to create real solutions for real Minnesota families and get our work done at the State Legislature."



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Jefferson Fietek was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mark Uglem was unopposed in the Republican primary. Uglem defeated Fietek in the general election.[2][3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 36A General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Uglem Incumbent 59% 8,080
     Democratic Jefferson Fietek 40.9% 5,608
     Write-in Write-in 0.1% 18
Total Votes 13,706


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Uglem won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 36A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Grace Baltich (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 36A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Uglem 51.1% 10,691
     Democratic Grace Baltich 48.9% 10,235
Total Votes 20,926

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Uglem is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Uglem raised a total of $19,554 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 16, 2013.[7]

Mark Uglem's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 36A Won $19,554
Grand Total Raised $19,554


Uglem won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Uglem raised a total of $19,554.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Uglem's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$3,772
36th Senate District RPM New$2,100
Hudson, George$500
Hospitality Minnesota$500
Hamilton, Howard$500
Total Raised in 2012$19,554
Source:Follow the Money


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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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."[8]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.


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."[9]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[10]
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."[11]
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."[12]


Uglem received a score of 77% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 56th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Liz Holberg (R)
Minnesota State House District 36A
Succeeded by