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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 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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

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.[2][3]

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.[4]

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.

Scorecards

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."[5]

2013

Erickson received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 121st out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [6]

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