Roger Reinert

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Roger Reinert
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Minnesota State Senate, District 7
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$86/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
2009 - 2011
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota
Master'sMinnesota State University-Mankato
Military service
Service/branchNaval Reserve
Personal
BirthdayJuly 7, 1970
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Roger J. Reinert (b. July 22, 1970) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Reinert served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2009 to 2011.

Biography

Reinert's professional experience includes working as a teacher in the Duluth and Lake Superior school districts, and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Extension. He served in the United States Naval Reserve.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce
Taxes
Transportation and Public Safety

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Reinert won re-election to the District 7 seat in 2012. He was unopposed in the August 14 primary, and defeated Republican Tyler Verry in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Reinert Incumbent 77.3% 32,684
     Republican Tyler Verry 22.7% 9,621
Total Votes 42,305

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Reinert won re-election to the District 7 seat in the Minnesota State Senate in 2010, defeating Rilla Debot Opelt (R) in the November 2 general election.[3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 7 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Reinert (DFL) 19545 72.73%
Rilla Debot Opelt (R) 7268 27.05%
Write-In 60 0.22%

2008

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Reinert won election to the District 7 Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Allen Kehr and Jay Kohl. [4]

Reinert raised $38,917 for his campaign.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 7 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Reinert (DFL) 13,364 72.96%
Allen Kehr (R) 3,648 19.91%
Jay Kohl (I) 1,259 6.87%
Write-In 47 0.26%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Reinert is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Reinert raised a total of $145,946 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 27, 2013.[6]

Roger Reinert's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State Senate, District 7 Won $55,598
2010 Minnesota State House, District 7 Won $51,431
2008 Minnesota State House, District 7B Won $38,917
Grand Total Raised $145,946

2012

Reinert won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Reinert raised a total of $55,598.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Roger Reinert's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$11,007
7th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$600
Duluth FirePAC$500
ACE/MN PAC$500
MOHPA PAC$500
Total Raised in 2012$55,598
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Reinert won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Reinert raised a total of $51,431.

2008

Reinert won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Reinert raised a total of $38,917.

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."[7]
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."[8]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[9]
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."[10]
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."[11]

2013

Reinert received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 47th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[12]

2012

Reinert received a score of 14% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 50th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[13]

2011

Reinert received a score of 15% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 42nd out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[14]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Yvonne Prettner Solon (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 7
2010–present
Succeeded by
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Political offices
Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 7B
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Kerry Gauthier (DFL)