Scott Newman

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Scott Newman
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Current candidacy
Running for Attorney General of Minnesota
Current office
Minnesota State Senate District 18
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
2003 - 2007
Education
Bachelor'sMinnesota State University-Mankato
J.D.William Mitchell College of Law
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 14, 1947
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Scott J. Newman (b. January 14, 1947) is a Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Newman served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from his win in a special election in 2003 to 2007.

He is a candidate for the office of Minnesota Attorney General in the 2014 election. Newman defeated Sharon Anderson in the August 12 primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment
Finance
Rules and Administration

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota attorney general election, 2014

Newman is running for election to the office of attorney general in 2014. He won the Republican nomination in the August 12 primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Results

Primary
Minnesota Attorney General, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngScott Newman 63.2% 103,781
Sharon Anderson 36.8% 60,361
Total Votes 164,142
Election Results Via:Minnesota Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Newman won re-election in 2012. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Steven Schiroo (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Newman Incumbent 58.2% 22,556
     Democratic Steven Schiroo 41.8% 16,180
Total Votes 38,736

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Newman had no opponent in the primary. He defeated Hal Kimball (DFL) and Richard Hoff (I) in the general election.[3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 18 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Newman (R) 16587 56.19%
Hal Kimball (DFL) 10821 36.66%
Richard Hoff (I) 2083 7.06%
Write-In 26 0.09%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Newman is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Newman raised a total of $90,824 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 20, 2013.[4]

Scott Newman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota Senate, District 18 Won $32,488
2010 Minnesota Senate, District 18 Won $38,922
2004 Minnesota House, District 18A Won $19,414
Grand Total Raised $90,824

2012

Newman won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Newman raised a total of $32,488.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Newman's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$5,794
McLeod County Republican Party of Minnesota$700
Cummins, Robert$500
Minnesota Association for Justice$500
Minnesota Petroleum Marketers Association$500
Total Raised in 2012$32,488
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Newman raised $38,922 in contributions.[5]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $9,348
Newman, Scott $4,850
Wright County RPM $1,000

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."[6]
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."[7]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[8]
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."[9]
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."[10]

2013

Newman received a score of 92% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 8th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[11]

2012

Newman received a score of 86% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 9th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[12]

2011

Newman received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 20th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[13]

Personal

Newman and his wife, Ginny, have three children.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Stephen Dille (R)
Minnesota State Senate District 18
2011–present
Succeeded by
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