|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 35B|
|2009 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Assistant Minority Leader, Minnesota House of Representatives|
|2013 - present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Profession||Small Business Owner|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Scott served on the Andover Parks and Recreation Commission.
Scott's professional experience includes working as a small business owner and licensed realtor.
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|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Scott served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Capital Investment, Vice-chair|
|• Civil Law|
|• Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance|
|• Rules and Legislative Administration|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Scott served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Civil Justice|
Scott's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Size and Scope of Government/Budget
- Excerpt: "I choose to protect and put my faith in the individual, not the government."
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
- Excerpt: "I am 100% pro-life. I also believe marriage should be defined as between one man and one woman."
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.
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.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 35B, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Peggy Scott Incumbent||59.2%||13,120|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 49A (2010)|
|Dustin Norman (DFL)||5,741||30.82%|
|Peggy Scott (R)||12,871||69.11%|
Peggy Scott raised $34,549 for her campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 49A (2008)|
|Peggy Scott (R)||13934||59.34%|
|Ted Butler (DFL)||9523||40.56%|
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.
|Peggy Scott's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota State House, District 35B||$29,723|
|2010||Minnesota State House, District 49A||$35,914|
|2008||Minnesota State House, District 49A||$34,549|
|Grand Total Raised||$100,186|
2012Scott 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|
|Freedom Club of Minnesota||$500|
|Minnesota Multi Housing Association||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$29,723|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Scott won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Scott raised a total of $35,914.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Peggy Scott's campaign in 2010|
|49th Senate District RPM||$2,080|
|Minnesota Association Of Realtors||$500|
|Hamilton, Harold E||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$35,914|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2008Scott won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Scott raised a total of $34,549.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Peggy Scott's campaign in 2008|
|49th Senate District Republican Party||$3,250|
|Christopher J. Delaforest House District 49A Committee||$600|
|Wigley, Barbara A.||$500|
|Total Raised in 2008||$34,549|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.
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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."
Scott is married with two children.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Peggy Scott on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Scott
- "peggy4house," Official Campaign Website
- 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, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "All Races by Legislative District," accessed April 23, 2014
- Follow the Money's report on Scott's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Scott, Peggy." Retrieved July 16, 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
Mark Buesgens (R)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 35B
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 49A
| Succeeded by|
Ron Erhardt (DFL)
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