Michael Nelson

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Michael Nelson
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 40A
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
OtherHennepin Technical College (1974)
Personal
BirthdayJune 2, 1954
Place of birthMinneapolis, Minnesota
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael V. Nelson (b. June 2, 1954) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 40A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Nelson's professional experience includes working as a carpenter.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Operations, Chair
Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries
State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Nelson 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 Michael Nelson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Chuck Sutphen was unopposed in the Republican primary.[2][3]

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nelson won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 35B. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Kathy Lohmer in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Nelson won re-election to the District 46A seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Chuck Sutphen (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 46A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Nelson (DFL) 5,043 58.66%
Chuck Sutphen (R) 3,546 41.25%
Write-In 8 0.14%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Nelson won election to the District 46A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Gene Lotts. [7]

Nelson raised $24,083 for his campaign.[8]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 46A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Nelson (DFL) 9,275 65.94%
Gene Lotts (R) 4,730 33.63%
Write-In 61 0.43%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Nelson is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Nelson raised a total of $144,120 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.[9]

Michael Nelson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 40A Won $14,079
2010 Minnesota House, District 46A Won $24,484
2008 Minnesota House, District 46A Won $24,083
2006 Minnesota House, District 46A Won $25,113
2004 Minnesota House, District 46A Won $31,936
2002 Minnesota House, District 46A Won $24,425
Grand Total Raised $144,120

2012

Nelson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Nelson raised a total of $14,079.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Nelson's campaign in 2012
40th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party New$1,000
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 539$500
Teamsters Local 120$500
Letter Carriers Local 9$500
Minneapolis Municipal Retirement Association$500
Total Raised in 2012$14,079
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Nelson received $24,484 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[10]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Nelson's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$6,393
46th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$4,100
Carpenters Local 1644$500
North Central States Regional Council Of Carpenters & Joiners$500
Minneapolis Municipal Retirement Association$500
Total Raised in 2010 $24,484

2008

Listed below are the two largest contributors to Michael Nelson's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $6,252
46th Senate District Democrat-Farmer-Labor $4,150

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."[11]

2013

Nelson received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 90th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[12]

2012

Nelson received a score of 0% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 117th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[13]

2011

Nelson received a score of 8% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 89th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [14]

Personal

Nelson is married with three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pam Myhra (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 40A
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 46A
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Ryan Winkler (DFL)