Peggy Scott

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Peggy Scott
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 35B
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader, Minnesota House of Representatives
2013 - present
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
Personal
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Peggy Scott is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 35B. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. In the 2013 legislative session, Scott served as an Assistant Minority Leader.

Scott served on the Andover Parks and Recreation Commission.

Biography

Scott's professional experience includes working as a small business owner and licensed realtor.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Civil Law
Energy Policy
Judiciary Finance and Policy

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Scott served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Scott served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Scott's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Size and Scope of Government/Budget

  • Excerpt: "I choose to protect and put my faith in the individual, not the government."

Economic Growth

  • Excerpt: "I believe we must also remove barriers to job growth. Minnesota is the home to many Fortune 500 companies. However, as these companies are growing, they are choosing to do so out of the state of Minnesota."

Education

  • Excerpt: "I believe in putting our children's education first. I support fairness in education funding. The funding discrepancy between Minneapolis/St. Paul schools and suburban and outstate schools is wide."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "I support the effort to mobilize our state attorney general to join many other state's attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against the new federal health care law. The federal law impedes upon our state's right to manage our own system. The federal program is unaffordable and will lead to rationing."

Families

  • Excerpt: "I am 100% pro-life. I also believe marriage should be defined as between one man and one woman."

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. Sam Beard was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Peggy Scott was unopposed in the Republican primary. Scott defeated Beard in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Scott won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 35B. She was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Sam Scott (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 35B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeggy Scott Incumbent 59.2% 13,120
     Democratic Sam Scott 40.8% 9,052
Total Votes 22,172

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Scott won re-election to the District 49A seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Frank Hornstein (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 49A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Dustin Norman (DFL) 5,741 30.82%
Green check mark transparent.png Peggy Scott (R) 12,871 69.11%
Write-In 13 0.07%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Peggy Scott won election to the District 49A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Ted Butler. [7]

Peggy Scott raised $34,549 for her campaign.[8]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 49A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Peggy Scott (R) 13934 59.34%
Ted Butler (DFL) 9523 40.56%
Write-In 23 0.10%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Scott is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Scott raised a total of $100,186 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 16, 2013.[9]

Peggy Scott's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 35B Won $29,723
2010 Minnesota State House, District 49A Won $35,914
2008 Minnesota State House, District 49A Won $34,549
Grand Total Raised $100,186

2012

Scott won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Scott raised a total of $29,723.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Peggy Scott's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$4,174
Wills, Tammy$500
Freedom Club of Minnesota$500
Wills, Dale$500
Minnesota Multi Housing Association$500
Total Raised in 2012$29,723
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Scott won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Scott raised a total of $35,914.

2008

Scott won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Scott raised a total of $34,549.

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

Scott received a score of 85% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 42nd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[15]

2012

Scott received a score of 100% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 2nd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[16]

2011

Scott received a score of 85% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 11th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [17]

Personal

Scott is married with two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Buesgens (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 35B
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 49A
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Ron Erhardt (DFL)