Paul Anderson (Minnesota)

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Paul Anderson
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 12B
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota
Personal
ProfessionFarmer
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Paul Anderson is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 12B since 2013. He previously represented District 13A from 2009 to 2013.

Biography

Anderson is a farmer.

He has served as a Pope County Commissioner, Starbuck School Board member, and Township Officer for the Town of Starbuck.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture Policy
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance
Housing Finance and Policy

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Anderson served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Anderson served on these committees:

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. Gordy Wagner was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Paul Anderson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Anderson defeated Wagner in the general election.[2][3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 12B General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Anderson Incumbent 67.8% 9,920
     Democratic Gordy Wagner 32.1% 4,694
     Write-in Write-in 0.1% 8
Total Votes 14,622

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Anderson ran in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 12B. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Rick Rosenfield (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 12B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Anderson Incumbent 66.4% 13,043
     Democratic Rick Rosenfield 33.6% 6,611
Total Votes 19,654

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Anderson won re-election to the District 13A Seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the August 10 primary. He also faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 13A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Anderson (R) 12,759 98.44%
Write-In 202 1.56%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Paul Anderson won election to the District 13A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Bruce Shuck. [7]

Paul Anderson raised $28,709 for his campaign.[8]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 13A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Anderson (R) 11,422 58.35%
Bruce Shuck (DFL) 8,128 41.52%
Write-In 24 0.12%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Anderson is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Anderson raised a total of $68,063 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[9]

Paul Anderson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 12B Won $24,018
2010 Minnesota State House, District 13A Won $15,336
2008 Minnesota State House, District 13A Won $28,709
Grand Total Raised $68,063

2012

Anderson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $24,018.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul Anderson (Minnesota)'s campaign in 2012
Public Fund$3,008
Doug Magnus Senate Dist. 22 Committee$500
MTA PAC (f/k/a SITCO PAC)$500
MOHPA PAC$500
Minn Green Industry PAC$500
Total Raised in 2012$24,018
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Anderson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $15,336.

2008

Anderson won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Anderson raised a total of $28,709.

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."[10]
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."[11]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[12]
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."[13]
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."[14]

2013

Anderson received a score of 92% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 36th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[15]

2012

Anderson received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 83rd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[16]

2011

Anderson received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 65th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [17]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike LeMieur (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 12B
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 13A
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Jeff Howe (R)