Minnesota House of Representatives District 64B

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Minnesota House of Representatives District 64B
Current incumbentMichael Paymar Democratic Party
Ethnicity7.7% Black, 3.3% Hispanic[1]
Voting age80.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Minnesota's state house district 64B is represented by Democratic Representative Michael Paymar.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 37,227 civilians reside within Minnesota's state house district 64B.[2] 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.[3]


To be eligible to run for the Minnesota House of Representatives, a candidate must be:[4]

  • 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


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.[5]


See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

In Minnesota, all vacancies in the house must be filled by a special election.[6] 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.[7]



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 Michael Paymar (D) defeated Brandon Carmack (R) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[8][9]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 64B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Paymar Incumbent 72.3% 17,273
     Republican Brandon Carmack 27.7% 6,612
Total Votes 23,885

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Minnesota House of Representatives District 64B have raised a total of $263,893. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $17,593 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Minnesota House of Representatives District 64B
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $28,543 2 $14,272
2010 $32,224 2 $16,112
2008 $40,559 2 $20,280
2006 $49,599 2 $24,800
2004 $36,316 2 $18,158
2002 $33,753 2 $16,877
2000 $42,899 3 $14,300
Total $263,893 15 $17,593

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