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Shannon Savick

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Shannon Savick
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 27A
Former member
In office
January 8, 2013 - January 6, 2015
Shannon Savick is a former Democratic member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 27A from 2013 to 2015.

Committee assignments


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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy
Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries
Public Safety Finance and Policy


Campaign themes


Savick's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Property taxes are too high.

  • Excerpt: "My commitment to you, is that if elected I will work hard to restore the homestead credit and be a voice for the needs of rural Minnesota."

Our safety is at risk.

  • Excerpt: "I will work to ensure that the Fire Safety Account is never again raided to help balance the budget"

And we need more and better jobs.

  • Excerpt: "Although high technology has brought about the loss of many of yesterday’s jobs, I believe it gives us all the opportunity to create new jobs, often with fewer constraints on location and infrastructure. We just need to look ahead and not behind."



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

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 Shannon Savick was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Peggy Bennett was unopposed in the Republican primary. Thomas Price ran as an Independence Party candidate. Bennett defeated Savick and Price in the general election.[2][3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 27A General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeggy Bennett 53% 8,155
     Democratic Shannon Savick Incumbent 39.9% 6,139
     Independence Thomas Price 6.9% 1,066
     Write-in Write-in 0.1% 14
Total Votes 15,374


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Savick won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 27A. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated incumbent Rich Murray (R) and William Wagner (Independence) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 27A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShannon Savick 47.7% 9,743
     Republican Rich Murray Incumbent 44.5% 9,090
     Independence William Wagner 7.7% 1,574
Total Votes 20,407

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Savick is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Savick raised a total of $24,899 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[6]

Shannon Savick's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 27A Won $24,899
Grand Total Raised $24,899


Savick won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Savick raised a total of $24,899.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Shannon Savick's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$3,229
Freeborn County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$1,500
Faribault County DFL$1,300
David C. Wertjes Senate Dist. 24 Committee$1,285
27th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$815
Total Raised in 2012$24,899
Source:Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Minnesota

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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.


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]


Savick received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 84th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rich Murray (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 27A
Succeeded by
Peggy Bennett (R)