Sharon Shimek

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Sharon Shimek
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Former candidate for
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 30B
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMinnesota State University-Mankato, 1968
Personal
ReligionLutheran
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Sharon Shimek was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 30B of the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Shimek's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Health Care

Good health care is important for all of us, and it needs to be affordable whether it be to ensure children have a healthy start in life, whether it is to care for those who are physical, emotional, or mental difficulties in life, or it is to help seniors on Medicare or those on Medicaid.

Bipartisan Solutions
We need to work together accross party lines for the betterment of our hosue district and our state. One of the great benefits of this country is that we can have differing points of view and be able to express them, and it allows us to work together.

Fair Taxation
While no one likes to pay taxes, fair taxation is what keeps our country and our house district 30B operating. It is what pays for our roads, our bridges, and our schools operating. At the same time we need to continue decreasing the national debt and having a balanced budget. Taxation needs to be fairly distributed among all our citizens while at the same time using tax incentives to encourage business development in our communities.

Transportation
We need to have access to transportation so the citizens of House 30B can effectively and efficiently move about in their daily lives to their work, and that businesses can move their products. This includes maintaining roads and bridges, many of which need repair as well as working for other forms of transportation.

Veterans
According to one source, there are more than 400,000 veterans in Minnesota, including those current members of the armed forces. It is vital that we provide benefits to these men and women who have served our country, giving them funding for their emotional and physical well-being as well as their economic status.[1][2]

Elections

2014

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. Sharon Shimek was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Eric Lucero defeated Kevin Kasel in the Republican primary. Lucero defeated Shimek in the general election.[3][4][5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 30B General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Lucero 67.8% 9,005
     Democratic Sharon Shimek 32% 4,256
     Write-in Write-in 0.2% 30
Total Votes 13,291
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 30B Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEric Lucero 64% 1,363
Kevin Kasel 36% 767
Total Votes 2,130

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Shimek ran in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 30B. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated David FitzSimmons (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 30B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid FitzSimmons 61.9% 12,022
     Democratic Sharon Shimek 38.1% 7,386
Total Votes 19,408

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