Roger Erickson

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Roger Erickson
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 2A
Incumbent
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Roger A. Erickson is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 2A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

Jobs, Business, and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "I am running in order to help create middle income jobs for people in our district. The middle class is what makes our nation great."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Our children are just as deserving as the students in the Twin Cities suburbs and other property-rich school districts. While our districts are passing referendums to keep the lights on, they have the resources to add indoor golf practice facilities."

Gun Rights and the Environment

  • Excerpt: "I am a lifelong hunter and gun owner. One of my major issues is to provide and maintain access to a great outdoor experience. This not only adds to our quality of life, it also adds to our local economies."

Hancock/Pawlenty Cuts to Local Governments

  • Excerpt: "Make no mistake. Income tax decreases for the wealthy in the Twin Cities are financed by property tax increases on local seniors and other property owners, including our locally owned businesses."

Church and State

  • Excerpt: "While there is no doubt the teachings of the Church influence my views, a conversation with my pastor affirms the need for separation of the government and the church. He joked, “We have enough to do without telling the government what they should do."

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 Roger Erickson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. David Hancock was unopposed in the Republican primary. Hancock defeated Erickson in the general election.[2][3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 2A General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Hancock 52.4% 7,839
     Democratic Roger Erickson Incumbent 47.5% 7,109
     Write-in Write-in 0.2% 23
Total Votes 14,971

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Erickson ran in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 2A. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated incumbent David Hancock (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 2A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger A. Erickson 54.7% 10,730
     Republican David Hancock Incumbent 45.3% 8,901
Total Votes 19,631

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Erickson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Erickson raised a total of $37,341 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 29, 2013.[7]

Roger Erickson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 2A Won $37,341
Grand Total Raised $37,341

2012

Erickson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Erickson raised a total of $37,341.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Roger Erickson's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$3,863
Hubbard County DFL$1,600
2nd Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$850
Becker County DFL$550
Minn Assoc Of Professional Employees Political Fund$500
Total Raised in 2012$37,341
Source:Follow the Money

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."[8]
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."[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]

2013

Erickson received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 121st out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kent Eken (DFL)
Minnesota State House District 2A
2013–present
Succeeded by
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