|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 51A|
|January 8, 2013 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 38A|
|2007 - 2011|
|Profession||Financial Services/Real Estate Sales|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Masin served in the House previously, representing District 38A from 2007 to 2011. She also served on the Eagan City Council from 1993 to 2000.
Masin's professional experience includes working at Masin Financial Services, in real estate sales, and as an insurance representative, moderator of "Legislative Update" on Burnsville/Eagan Cable Access Television from 1988 to 1996, and a volunteer coordinator of the Shakopee Women's Facility, Minnesota Department of Corrections from 1991 to 1995.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Masin served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Energy Policy|
|• Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries|
|• Transportation Finance|
|• Transportation Policy, Vice-chair|
Masin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "We not only need mass transit, we need to make sure our roads are properly maintained and that bus routes are set up to run more effectively between our communities."
- Excerpt: "Our current challenge is to ensure access and enhance quality so that our Families will have the benefits and services they need so they aren't making the hard choice between paying for food, housing or medicine."
- Excerpt: "Ultimately, an excellent education system provides our Communities with citizens willing and able to support the betterment of our neighborhoods and communities."
- Excerpt: "I will help lead the state back in the right direction to assure that Minnesota is creating jobs and opportunities that move individuals and families forward."
- Excerpt: "I want my grandchildren to inherit a world better than the one I came into, and that means fighting for a better environment with measures that also make sense economically."
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 Sandra Masin was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Andrea Todd-Harlin defeated Victor Lake in the Republican primary. Masin defeated Todd-Harlin in the general election.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 51A General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Sandra Masin Incumbent||51.5%||7,262|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 51A Republican Primary, 2014|
Masin won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 51A. She defeated Milton Walden in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated incumbent Diane Anderson (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 51A, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Diane Anderson Incumbent||44.4%||9,354|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 51A Democratic Primary, 2012|
Masin raised $38,829 for her campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 38A (2008)|
|Sandra Masin (DFL)||10,667||52.40%|
|Diane Anderson (R)||9,641||47.36%|
Comprehensive donor information for Masin is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Masin raised a total of $27,514 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.
|Sandra Masin's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota House, District 51A||$27,514|
|Grand Total Raised||$27,514|
2012Masin won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Masin raised a total of $27,514.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Sandra Masin's campaign in 2012|
|52nd Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party New||$1,309|
|51nd Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party New||$1,000|
|Emily's List - MNN||$500|
|Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$27,514|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Listed below are the two largest contributors to Sandra Masin's 2008 campaign.
|38th Senate District Democrat-Farmer-Labor||$3,069|
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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."
Masin is divorced with three children. She has been a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Board, Dakota County League of Governments, League of Minnesota Cities Legislative Advisory Committee, League of Women Voters, and the Minnesota Women's Political Caucus.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Campaign Facebook page
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Masin
- "masin4rep," Official Campaign Website
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 Election Results," accessed November 4, 2014
- AP "Minnesota - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 15, 2012
- Secretary of State Official general election results
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "All Races by Legislative District," accessed April 23, 2014
- Follow the Money's report on Masin's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Masin, Sandra A," accessed December 13, 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
Tim Sanders (R)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 51A
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 38A
| Succeeded by|
Diane Anderson (R)
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