|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 56A|
|January 4, 2011 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||University of Saint Thomas|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Myhra graduated from the University of St. Thomas. Her professional experience includes working as a Certified Public Accountant, and a manager at KPMG, specializing in banking, insurance and government.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Myhra served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy|
|• Education Finance|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Myhra served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Capital Investment|
|• Education Finance|
|• Education Reform|
Myhra's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "The practice of responsible government"
- Excerpt: "A free market system, where people and their businesses are not crushed under a heavy burden of taxation and regulation"
- Excerpt: "Personal responsibility"
- Excerpt: "The protection of innocent human life, including the unborn child, the sick, and the elderly"
- Excerpt: "Quality education achieved through informed parental involvement and meaningful performance evaluation of both teachers and programs"
On February 27, 2014, gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert announced that Pam Myhra would be his running mate for the 2014 elections. They were seeking the Republican nomination in the open primary election in hope of ousting current incumbent Mark Dayton (D) in the general election. Seifert and Myhra were defeated in the Republican primary on August 12, 2014. Dayton was first elected governor in 2010 and ran for a second term in 2014.
The general election took place November 4, 2014.
|Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, Republican Primary, 2014|
|Jeff Johnson/Bill Kuisle||30.3%||55,836|
|Kurt Zellers/Dean Simpson||23.9%||44,046|
|Marty Seifert/Pam Myhra||21.1%||38,851|
|Scott Honour/Karin Housley||20.8%||38,377|
|Merrill Anderson/Mark Anderson||3.8%||7,000|
|Election Results Via:Minnesota Secretary of State.|
Myhra won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 56A. She was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated David John Jensen (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 56A, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Pam Myhra Incumbent||54%||10,905|
|Democratic||David John Jensen||46%||9,278|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 40A (2010)|
|Will Morgan (DFL)||6,203||46.48%|
|Pam Myhra (R)||6,675||50.02%|
Comprehensive donor information for Myhra is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Myhra raised a total of $72,407 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.
|Pam Myhra's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota House, District 56A||$36,250|
|2010||Minnesota House, District 40A||$36,157|
|Grand Total Raised||$72,407|
2012Myhra won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Myhra raised a total of $36,250.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Pam Myhra's campaign in 2012|
|40th Senate District Republican Party of Minnesota||$1,000|
|56th Senate District Republican Party of Minnesota New||$750|
|Minnesota Society of CPAs||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$36,250|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Myhra raised $36,157 in contributions.
Her four largest contributors were:
|Powell, Duke House Dist 40A Cmte||$2,200|
|40th Senate District RPM||$1,500|
|Johnson, Todd House Dist 40A Cmte||$1,000|
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.
- Liberty Minnesota: 2014
- Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.
- Americans for Prosperity Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."
- Minnesota Family Council: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.
- Minnesota Majority: 2013 Scorecard
- 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."
- Taxpayers League of Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- 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."
Myhra and her husband, Chuck, have three adult children.
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- Office website
- 2014 campaign website
- 2012 campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Star Tribune, "Seifert selects Myhra as running mate," February 27, 2014
- Seifert for Governor, "Meet Pam," accessed August 8, 2014
- Pam Myhra for House, "Beliefs," accessed December 18, 2014
- The Star Tribune, "Republican Scott Honour jumps into governor's race," April 24, 2013
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Myhra, Pam," accessed December 13, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Myhra, Pam," accessed December 23, 2013
- Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
- Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Kathy Lohmer (R)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 56A
| Succeeded by|
William Morgan (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 40A
| Succeeded by|
Michael Nelson (DFL)
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