|Minnesota State Senate, District 7|
|2011 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Minnesota House of Representatives|
|2009 - 2011|
|Bachelor's||University of Minnesota|
|Master's||Minnesota State University-Mankato|
|Date of birth||July 7, 1970|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Recent news
- 7 External links
- 8 References
Reinert served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2009 to 2011.
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Reinert served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Transportation and Public Safety|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Reinert served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Consumer Protection|
|• Local Government and Elections|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Reinert served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Taxes, Vice-chair|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012
|Minnesota State Senate, District 7, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Roger Reinert Incumbent||77.3%||32,684|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010
|Minnesota State Senate, District 7 (2010)|
|Roger Reinert (DFL)||19545||72.73%|
|Rilla Debot Opelt (R)||7268||27.05%|
Reinert raised $38,917 for his campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 7 (2008)|
|Roger Reinert (DFL)||13,364||72.96%|
|Allen Kehr (R)||3,648||19.91%|
|Jay Kohl (I)||1,259||6.87%|
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.
|Roger Reinert's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota State Senate, District 7||$55,598|
|2010||Minnesota State House, District 7||$51,431|
|2008||Minnesota State House, District 7B||$38,917|
|Grand Total Raised||$145,946|
2012Reinert 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|
|7th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$600|
|Total Raised in 2012||$55,598|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Reinert won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Reinert raised a total of $51,431.
|Minnesota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Roger Reinert's campaign in 2010|
|Roger (Reinert) For Duluth 7B||$5,630|
|6th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$2,000|
|7th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$51,431|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2008Reinert won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Reinert raised a total of $38,917.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Roger Reinert's campaign in 2008|
|7th Senate Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$800|
|Duluth FIR PAC||$500|
|Total Raised in 2008||$38,917|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.
- Liberty Minnesota: 2014
- Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.
- Americans for Prosperity Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."
- Minnesota Family Council: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.
- Minnesota Majority: 2013 Scorecard
- 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."
- Taxpayers League of Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- 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."
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- Office website
- Minnesota legislator record
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Reinert
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
- Secretary of State Official general election results
- 2008 General Election Results
- Follow the Money's report on Reinert's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Reinert, Roger J." Retrieved June 27, 2013
- Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
- Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Yvonne Prettner Solon (DFL)
|Minnesota State Senate District 7
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota State House District 7B
| Succeeded by|
Kerry Gauthier (DFL)
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