Rod Hamilton

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Rod Hamilton
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 22B
Incumbent
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday1968
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

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 will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election will take 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.[2][3]

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.[4][5]

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.[6]

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. [7]

Rod Hamilton raised $40,732 for his campaign.[8]

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.[9]

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.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rod Hamilton's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$2,500
Jackson County RPM$600
Minnesota AgPAC$500
PharmPAC$500
Minnesota Corn State PAC (f/k/a Minnesota Corn)$500
Total Raised in 2012$27,012
Source:Follow the Money

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

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

Hamilton received a score of 69% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 59th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[15]

2012

Hamilton received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 73rd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[16]

2011

Hamilton received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 51st out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [17]

Personal

Hamilton is married with two children.[1]

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Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 22B
2005–present
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