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Rod Hamilton
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 22B
Incumbent
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 10
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Date of birth1968
Place of birthHumboldt, Iowa
ProfessionPork Producer
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Rod Hamilton (b. 1968) is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 22B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. Hamilton is a former Assistant Minority Leader.

Biography

Hamilton's professional experience includes working as a pork producer; he is a former president of the Minnesota Pork Producers.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Hamilton served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture Finance, Chair
Agriculture Policy
Health and Human Services Finance
Ways and Means

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture Policy
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance
Transportation Finance

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

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. Cheryl Avenel-Navara was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Rod Hamilton was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hamilton defeated Avenel-Navara in the general election.[2][3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 22B General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRod Hamilton Incumbent 66.2% 8,243
     Democratic Cheryl Avenel-Navara 33.7% 4,200
     Write-in Write-in 0.1% 11
Total Votes 12,454

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hamilton won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 22B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Cheryl Avenel-Navara (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 22B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRod Hamilton Incumbent 60.1% 10,165
     Democratic Chery Avenel-Navara 39.9% 6,745
Total Votes 16,910

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hamilton won re-election to the District 22B seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Bill Brandt (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 22B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Bill Brandt (DFL) 3,811 30.8%
Green check mark transparent.png Rod Hamilton (R) 8,558 69.16%
Write-In 6 0.05%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Rod Hamilton won election to the District 22B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Richard Peterson. [8]

Rod Hamilton raised $40,732 for his campaign.[9]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 22B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Rod Hamilton (R) 10,180 60.37%
Richard Peterson (DFL) 6,669 39.55%
Write-In 14 0.08%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hamilton is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Hamilton raised a total of $150,409 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[10]

Rod Hamilton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 22B Won $27,012
2010 Minnesota State House, District 22B Won $22,904
2008 Minnesota State House, District 22B Won $40,732
2006 Minnesota State House, District 22B Won $28,086
2004 Minnesota State House, District 22B Won $31,675
Grand Total Raised $150,409

2012

Hamilton won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hamilton raised a total of $27,012.

2010

Hamilton won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hamilton raised a total of $22,904.

2008

Hamilton won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Hamilton raised a total of $40,732.

2006

Hamilton won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Hamilton raised a total of $28,086.

2004

Hamilton won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Hamilton raised a total of $31,675.

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."[11]
  • Legislators are scored on pro-life issues; committee, procedural and floor votes are counted.
  • Legislators are scored on seven business-related bills.
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
  • Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.

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."[12]
  • Legislators are scored on pro-life issues; committee, procedural and floor votes are counted.
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[13]
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."[14]
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."[15]

2013

Hamilton received a score of 69% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 59th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[16]

2012

Hamilton received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 73rd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[17]

2011

Hamilton received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 51st out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [18]

Personal

Hamilton is married with two children.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Hamilton
  2. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 general election results," accessed November 5, 2014
  3. Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
  4. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
  5. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
  6. Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
  7. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
  8. Minnesota Secretary of State, "All Races by Legislative District," accessed April 23, 2014
  9. Follow the Money's report on Hamilton's 2008 campaign contributions
  10. Follow the Money, "Hamilton, Rod." Retrieved July 11, 2013
  11. Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
  12. Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  13. Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  14. Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
  15. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
  16. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
  17. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
  18. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 22B
2005–present
Succeeded by
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