Michelle Fischbach

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Michelle Fischbach
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Minnesota State Senate, District 13
Incumbent
In office
1996 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 18
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1996 (special election)
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSaint Cloud State University
J.D.William Mitchell College of Law
Personal
BirthdayNovember 3, 1965
ProfessionSmall business owner
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michelle L. Fischbach (b. November 3, 1965) is a Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 13. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election in 1996. Fischbach is a former President of the Senate.

Biography

Fischbach earned her B.A. from St. Cloud State University in 1989 and her J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law. Her professional experience includes working a small business owner.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance
Higher Education and Workforce Development
Rules and Administration

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Fischbach won election for the District 13 Senate seat in 2012 due to redistricting. She defeated Fadumo Yusuf in the August 14 primary and defeated Peggy Boeck (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 13, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichelle Fischbach Incumbent 63.6% 26,015
     Democratic Peggy Boeck 36.4% 14,871
Total Votes 40,886
Minnesota State Senate, District 13 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichelle Fischbach Incumbent 90.3% 1,484
Fadumo Yusuf 9.7% 160
Total Votes 1,644

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Fischbach won re-election to the 14th District Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. Mike Sharp ran for the seat on the DFL ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 14 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michelle Fischbach (R) 21422 63.82%
Mike Sharp (DFL) 12110 36.08%
Write-In 36 0.11%

2006

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Fischbach won re-election to the 14th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Paul Stacke (DFL).[3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 14 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michelle Fischbach (R) 19,668 57.99%
Paul Stacke (DFL) 14,215 41.91%
Write-In 32 0.09%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fischbach is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Fischbach raised a total of $277,697 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 27, 2013.[4]

Michelle Fischbach's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State Senate, District 13 Won $26,047
2010 Minnesota State Senate, District 14 Won $24,528
2008 Minnesota State Senate, District 14 Not up for election $9,555
2006 Minnesota State Senate, District 14 Won $40,148
2004 Minnesota State Senate, District 14 Not up for election $12,019
2002 Minnesota State Senate, District 14 Won $60,636
2000 Minnesota State Senate, District 14 Won $54,093
1996 Minnesota State Senate, District 14 Won $50,671
Grand Total Raised $277,697

2012

Fischbach won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Fischbach raised a total of $26,047.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michelle Fischbach's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$5,824
Fischbach, Michelle L.$2,000
Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance$500
Bernick, Pamela$500
Bernick, Jason$500
Total Raised in 2012$26,047
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Fischbach won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Fischbach raised a total of $24,528.

2008

Fischbach was not up for election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Fischbach raised a total of $9,555.

2006

Fischbach won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Fischbach raised a total of $40,148.

2004

Fischbach was not up for election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Fischbach raised a total of $12,019.

2002

Fischbach won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Fischbach raised a total of $54,093.

2000

Fischbach won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Fischbach raised a total of $54,093.

1996

Fischbach won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Fischbach raised a total of $50,671.

Scorecards

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

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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."[5]
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."[6]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[7]
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."[8]
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."[9]

2013

Fischbach received a score of 85% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 21st out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[10]

2012

Fischbach received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 37th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[11]

2011

Fischbach received a score of 69% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 37th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[12]

Personal

Fischbach and her husband, Scott, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joe Gimse (R)
Minnesota State Senate District 13
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State Senate District 14
1996–2013
Succeeded by
John Pederson (R)