Phyllis Kahn

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Phyllis Kahn
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 60B
Incumbent
In office
1973 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 41
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 7, 1972
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCornell University
Master'sHarvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Ph.D.Yale University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 23, 1937
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York
ProfessionLegislator
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Phyllis Kahn (b. March 23, 1937) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 60B. She was first elected to the chamber in 1972.

Biography

Kahn earned her B.A. in Physics from Cornell University, M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Ph.D. in Biophysics from Yale University. Her professional experience includes working as a Genetics Research Associate at the University of Minnesota from 1965 to 1974.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance
Government Operations
Legacy, Chair
State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Kahn's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

  • Excerpt: "I will fight for strengthening our Minnesota tradition of Clean, Fair, and Transparent Elections by insuring the broadest participation possible."
  • Excerpt: "I will fight for economic justice for all workers protecting the right to form and join unions and strengthening the middle class."
  • Excerpt: "I will fight for investing in all children's education from pre-K through grade 12."
  • Excerpt: "I will fight for ensuring Reproductive Freedom, Civil Rights and Liberties. Equal rights and equal opportunity must be a guiding principle in a 21st Century Minnesota."
  • Excerpt: "I will fight for increasing access to effective Health Services for all people."

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. Incumbent Phyllis Kahn defeated Mohamud Noor in the Democratic primary. Abdimalik Askar defeated Abdulkarim Mohamed Godah in the Republican primary. Kahn then defeated Askar in the general election.[3][4][5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 60B General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPhyllis Kahn Incumbent 76.9% 7,908
     Republican Abdimalik Askar 22.3% 2,298
     Write-in Write-in 0.8% 79
Total Votes 10,285

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Khan won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 60B. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Kody Zalewski (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 60B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPhyllis Kahn Incumbent 78.6% 12,472
     Republican Kody Zalewski 21.4% 3,392
Total Votes 15,864

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kahn won re-election to the District 59B seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Ole Hovde (R), Dan Craigie (G) and Ron Lischeid (Independence Party of Minnesota) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[8]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 59B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Phyllis Kahn (DFL) 7,353 66.97%
Ole Hovde (R) 2,074 18.89%
Dan Craigie (G) 1,035 9.43%
Ron Lischeid 491 4.47%
Write-In 26 0.24%

2008

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Kahn won election to the District 59B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Ole Hovde and Ron Lischeid. [9]

Kahn raised $37,460 for her campaign.[10]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 59B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Phyllis Kahn (DFL) 12,037 66.98%
Ole Hovde (R) 4,463 24.84%
Ron Lischeid (I) 1,393 7.75%
Write-In 77 0.43%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kahn is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Kahn raised a total of $232,206 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 14, 2013.[11]

Phyllis Kahn's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 60B Won $21,363
2010 Minnesota House, District 59B Won $26,032
2008 Minnesota House, District 59B Won $37,460
2006 Minnesota House, District 59B Won $29,498
2004 Minnesota House, District 59B Won $24,852
2002 Minnesota House, District 59B Won $20,933
2000 Minnesota House, District 59B Won $27,954
1998 Minnesota House, District 59B Won $16,520
1996 Minnesota House, District 59B Won $27,594
Grand Total Raised $232,206

2012

Kahn won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kahn raised a total of $21,363.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Phyllis Kahn's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$6,375
Minneapolis Fire Fighters Relief Association$500
Committee of Thirteen Legislative Fund$500
Minneapolis Federation of Teachers-Local 59 Political Fund$500
Friends of Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Women MN$500
Total Raised in 2012$21,363
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Kahn received $26,032 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[12]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Phyllis Kahn's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$8,177
Minneapolis Police Relief Association$1,000
Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association$500
Minneapolis Federation Of Teachers Local 59$500
ACBC/Minnesota PAC$500
Total Raised in 2010 $26,032

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Kahn's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $8,090

Scorecards

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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."[13]
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."[14]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[15]
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."[16]
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."[17]

2013

Kahn received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 107th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[18]

2012

Kahn received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 68th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[19]

2011

Kahn received a score of 15% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 80th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [20]

Personal

Kahn has been a member of the American Association for Advancement of Science, American Youth Hostel Association, Association of Non-Smokers, League of American Cyclists, Minnesota Coalition of Bicyclists, Minnesota Distance Running Association, National Organization for Women, Sierra Club, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.[1]

Accolades

In 2009, Governing magazine named Kahn as one of eight "Public Officials of the Year" for her legislative record, particularly her work on women's rights.[21] Other honorees included Kentucky Auditor Crit Luallen, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, and Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed. In 1994, Governing began its program of selecting a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance. The Public Officials of the Year program was started to "[recognize] leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service."[22]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Kahn's endorsements included the following:[23]

  • Education Minnesota
  • Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE)
  • SEIU MN State Council
  • USW (United Steel Workers)
  • Minnesota Trial PAC

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart "Biography of Rep. Kahn," accessed August 11, 2014
  2. Official campaign website, "Vision," accessed July 24, 2014
  3. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Results," accessed November 4, 2014
  4. Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
  5. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
  6. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
  7. Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
  8. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
  9. Minnesota Secretary of State, "All Races by Legislative District," accessed April 23, 2014
  10. Follow the Money "Report on Kahn's 2008 campaign contributions," accessed August 11, 2014
  11. Follow the Money, "Kahn, Phyllis," accessed December 14, 2013
  12. Follow the Money "2010 Campaign contributions," accessed August 11, 2014
  13. Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
  14. Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  15. Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  16. Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
  17. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
  18. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
  19. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
  20. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
  21. Governing, "Eyes on the Goal," accessed August 11, 2014
  22. Governing, "GOVERNING Announces 2012 Public Officials of the Year," October 19, 2012
  23. Official campaign website, "Endorsements," accessed July 24, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Hornstein (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 60B
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 59B
1973–2013
Succeeded by
Raymond Dehn (DFL)