Minnesota House of Representatives District 1A

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Minnesota House of Representatives District 1A
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Current incumbentDan Fabian Republican Party
Population35,146
Ethnicity0.6% Black, 1.1% Hispanic
Voting age75.6% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
Minnesota's state house district 1A is represented by Republican Representative Dan Fabian.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 35,146 civilians reside within Minnesota's state house district 1A.[1] Minnesota state representatives represent an average of 39,582 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 36,713 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Minnesota House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Minnesota legislators assume office the first day of biennial (2-year) session.[2]

Qualifications

To be eligible to run for the Minnesota House of Representatives, a candidate must be:[3]

  • Eligible to vote in Minnesota
  • Have not filed for more than one office for the upcoming primary or general election
  • At least 21 years old
  • A resident of Minnesota for a least one year
  • A resident of the legislative district for at least 6 months before the general election date

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Minnesota legislature are paid $31,140.90/year. Senators receive $96/day per diem while representatives receive $66/day. The rates are set by the legislature.[4]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

In Minnesota, all vacancies in the house must be filled by a special election.[5] It is up to the appropriate elections authorities to schedule an election as soon as possible. The election must be held during the next general election if there is more than 150 days left in the term. If the house is in session, a special election must be called by the Governor no later than 35 days after the vacancy happened. If a vacancy happens when the house is out of session and less than 150 days are left in the term, a special election must called by the Governor as soon as possible. This is to allow the winner of the election to be sworn in when the house reconvenes.[6]

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. Bruce Patterson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Dan Fabian was unopposed in the Republican primary. Fabian faces Patterson in the general election.[7][8]

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 14, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 5, 2012. Incumbent Dan Fabian (R) defeated Bruce Patterson (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[9][10]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 1A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Fabian Incumbent 60.2% 11,146
     Democratic Bruce Patterson 39.8% 7,370
Total Votes 18,516

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Minnesota House of Representatives District 1A have raised a total of $389,737. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $25,982 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Minnesota House of Representatives District 1A
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $66,950 2 $33,475
2010 $53,920 2 $26,960
2008 $84,915 3 $28,305
2006 $44,017 2 $22,009
2004 $52,327 2 $26,164
2002 $33,525 2 $16,763
2000 $54,083 2 $27,042
Total $389,737 15 $25,982

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