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Minnesota House of Representatives District 9B

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Minnesota House of Representatives District 9B
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Current incumbentRon Kresha Republican Party
Population39,347
Ethnicity0.4% Black, 1.4% Hispanic[1]
Voting age75.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Minnesota's state house district 9B is represented by Republican Representative Ron Kresha.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 39,347 civilians reside within Minnesota's state house district 9B.[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]

Qualifications

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

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.[5]

Vacancies

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]

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Al Doty was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Ron Kresha was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kresha defeated Doty in the general election.[8][9][10]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 9B General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Kresha Incumbent 56.4% 8,449
     Democratic Al Doty 43.5% 6,518
     Write-in Write-in 0.1% 8
Total Votes 14,975

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. Ron Kresha (R) defeated Adrian Welle (D) in the general election. Neither candidate faced opposition in their primary.[11][12]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 9B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRon Kresha 53% 9,881
     Democratic Adrian Welle 47% 8,751
Total Votes 18,632

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Minnesota House of Representatives District 9B have raised a total of $312,907. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $22,351 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Minnesota House of Representatives District 9B
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $41,089 2 $20,545
2010 $31,340 2 $15,670
2008 $41,245 2 $20,623
2006 $36,370 2 $18,185
2004 $41,140 2 $20,570
2002 $52,875 2 $26,438
2000 $68,848 2 $34,424
Total $312,907 14 $22,351

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