|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 4B|
|2001 - present|
|January 2, 2017|
|Years in position||14|
|Deputy Minority Leader, Minnesota House of Representatives|
|2015 - present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 7, 2000|
|Associate's||North Dakota State College of Science|
|Bachelor's||University of North Dakota|
|Date of birth||January 9, 1957|
|Place of birth||Fargo, North Dakota|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Personal
- 7 Recent news
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Marquart served as Mayor of Dilworth from 1990 to 2000, and as a member of the Dilworth City Council from 1988 to 1989.
Marquart's professional experience includes working as a teacher at Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Marquart served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Education Finance, Chair|
|• Education Policy|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Marquart served on the following committees:
- Division on Property and Local Tax, Ranking Minority Member
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Marquart served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections|
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. Incumbent Paul Marquart was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jared Laduke was unopposed in the Republican primary. Marquart defeated Laduke in the general election.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 4B General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Paul Marquart Incumbent||65.8%||9,135|
Marquart won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 4B. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 7 and defeated Paul Sandman (R) in the general election on November 6.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 4B, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Paul Marquart Incumbent||65.3%||12,637|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 9B (2010)|
|Paul Marquart (DFL)||8,876||61.85%|
|Benjamin Grimsley (R)||5,462||12%|
Paul Marquart raised $29,459 for his campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 9B (2008)|
|Paul Marquart (DFL)||15,095||74.87%|
|Dayna Olson (R)||5,054||25.07%|
Comprehensive donor information for Marquart is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Marquart raised a total of $189,033 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.
|Paul Marquart's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota House, District 4B||$16,570|
|2010||Minnesota House, District 9B||$22,589|
|2008||Minnesota House, District 9B||$29,459|
|2006||Minnesota House, District 9B||$28,541|
|2004||Minnesota House, District 9B||$28,845|
|2002||Minnesota House, District 9B||$31,626|
|2000||Minnesota House, District 9B||$31,403|
|Grand Total Raised||$189,033|
2012Marquart won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Marquart raised a total of $16,570.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Paul Marquart's campaign in 2012|
|Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance||$500|
|Inter Faculty Organization||$500|
|Minnesota Multi Housing Association||$300|
|Total Raised in 2012||$16,570|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Marquart received $22,589 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Paul Marquart's campaign in 2010|
|Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance||$500|
|Great River Energy||$500|
|Inter Faculty Organization||$500|
|Naiop Economic Growth Fund C/O The Harrington Co||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$22,589|
Listed below are the two largest contributors to Paul Marquart's 2008 campaign.
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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
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Marquart is married and has two children. He has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, and Sportsmen Club.
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Paul Marquart on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Marquart
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 general election results," accessed November 5, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
- 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, "Report of Votes Cast - Minnesota State Primary - Tuesday, August 10, 2010," accessed November 29, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "State of Minnesota Canvassing Report," accessed November 29, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "All Races by Legislative District," accessed April 23, 2014
- Follow the Money's report on Marquart's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Marquart, Paul," accessed December 12, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Contributions," accessed January 1, 2015
- 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
Larry Howes (R)
|Minnesota State House District 4B
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota State House District 9B
| Succeeded by|
Ron Kresha (R)
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