Peter Fischer

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Peter Fischer
Peter Fischer.jpg
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 43A
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of St. Thomas
Office website
Peter Fischer is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 43A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment and Natural Resources Policy, Vice-chair
Health and Human Services Finance
Housing Finance and Policy
Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries


Campaign themes


Fischer's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt: "One of the keystones of having a strong state is ensuring that everyone who wants a job has an opportunity to get a job. We are a long way from ensuring this, but we are getting closer."


  • Excerpt: "Education is the key to getting our economy back on track. Without a strong education system, our graduates won’t have the skills they need to fill the jobs that are available."

The Environment

  • Excerpt: "I am against letting corporations write their own permits that have to be approved by the State. It’s the equivalent of having the fox in charge of the hen house."

Protecting Rights

  • Excerpt: "I will work as hard today to protect the rights of those who are disadvantaged. Supporting the efforts to address the needs of homeless youth, who often are unable to defend themselves, is also very important to me."

Wedge Issues

  • Excerpt: "I do not support either of the proposed changes to the Constitution."



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. Incumbent Peter Fischer was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Stacey Stout was unopposed in the Republican primary. Fischer defeated Stout in the general election.[2][3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 43A General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Fischer Incumbent 50.6% 8,314
     Republican Stacey Stout 49.1% 8,068
     Write-in Write-in 0.2% 35
Total Votes 16,417


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fischer won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 43A. He defeated Bob Hill in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Stacey Stout (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 43A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Fischer 52.8% 11,616
     Republican Stacey Stout 47.2% 10,374
Total Votes 21,990
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 43A Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Fischer 53.7% 1,534
Bob Hill 46.3% 1,324
Total Votes 2,858

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fischer is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Fischer raised a total of $30,516 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[7]

Peter Fischer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 43A Won $30,516
Grand Total Raised $30,516


Fischer won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Fischer raised a total of $30,516.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Peter Fischer's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$6,528
43rd Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$4,650
St. Paul Pipefitters Local 455$500
Minnesota Oncology Hematology$500
Teamsters Joint Council 32$500
Total Raised in 2012$30,516
Source:Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Minnesota

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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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."[8]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.


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."[9]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[10]
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."[11]
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."[12]


Fischer received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 119th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sarah Anderson (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 43A
Succeeded by