|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 17B|
|January 8, 2013 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Profession||Special education teacher|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sawatzky served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Education Policy|
|• State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs|
|• Transportation Policy|
Sawatzky's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "I will work to create more jobs in our district"
- Excerpt: "We need to support our schools for the future of Minnesota"
- Excerpt: "I will be your voice for affordable healthcare"
- Excerpt: "We need to invest in our roads and bridges"
- Excerpt: "I will use common sense with a collaborative approach"
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. Incumbent Mary Sawatzky was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Dave Baker was unopposed in the Republican primary. Baker defeated Sawatzky in the general election.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 17B General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Mary Sawatzky Incumbent||49.3%||7,593|
Sawatzky won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 17B. She defeated Jessica Rohloff in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated incumbent Bruce Vogel (R) and Zachary Liebl (Independence) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 17B, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bruce Vogel Incumbent||44.2%||8,562|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 17B Democratic Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Sawatzky is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Sawatzky raised a total of $38,757 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.
|Mary Sawatzky's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota State House, District 17B||$38,757|
|Grand Total Raised||$38,757|
2012Sawatzky won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sawatzky raised a total of $38,757.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mary Sawatzky's campaign in 2012|
|Kandiyohi County DFL||$3,550|
|17th Senate District DFL New||$500|
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$38,757|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.
- Liberty Minnesota: 2014
- Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.
- Americans for Prosperity Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."
- Minnesota Family Council: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.
- Minnesota Majority: 2013 Scorecard
- 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."
- Taxpayers League of Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.
Taxpayers League of Minnesota
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- "marysawatzky," Official Campaign Website
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 general election results," accessed November 5, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
- AP "Minnesota - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 15, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Sawatzky, Mary." Retrieved July 11, 2013
- Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
- Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
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