Sheldon Johnson

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Sheldon Johnson
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 67B
Incumbent
In office
2001 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBethel College
Master'sUniversity of Saint Thomas
Personal
BirthdayMarch 25, 1954
Place of birthBraham, Minnesota
ProfessionCaseworker, Corrections
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Sheldon Johnson (b. March 25, 1954) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 67B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Biography

Johnson earned his B.A. in Social Work from Bethel College, and M.A. in Psychology from the University of Saint Thomas. His professional experience includes working as a Caseworker in the Adult Workhouse of Ramsey County Community Corrections, Youth Caseworker for Boys Totem Town, and a Family Court Officer.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Higher Education Finance and Policy
Judiciary Finance and Policy
Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries, Chair
Rules and Legislative Administration

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Johnson served on the following committees:

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. Incumbent Sheldon Johnson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. John Quinn was unopposed in the Republican primary. Johnson defeated Quinn in the general election.[2][3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 67B General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheldon Johnson Incumbent 72.8% 6,222
     Republican John Quinn 26.8% 2,289
     Write-in Write-in 0.4% 33
Total Votes 8,544

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Johnson won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 67B. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated John Quinn (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 67B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSheldon Johnson Incumbent 76% 11,318
     Republican John Quinn 24% 3,569
Total Votes 14,887

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Johnson won re-election to the District 67B seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Cheryl Golden-Black (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 67B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sheldon Johnson (DFL) 5,986 70.42%
Cheryl Golden-Black (R) 2,488 29.27%
Write-In 26 0.31%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Johnson won election to the District 67B seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating David Carlson. [8]

Johnson raised $22,736 for his campaign.[9]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 67B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sheldon Johnson (DFL) 10,142 71.41%
David Carlson (R) 4,011 28.24%
Write-In 50 0.35%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $126,138 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.[10]

Sheldon Johnson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 67B Won $18,887
2010 Minnesota House, District 67B Won $21,205
2008 Minnesota House, District 67B Won $22,736
2006 Minnesota House, District 67B Won $21,733
2004 Minnesota House, District 67B Won $23,129
2002 Minnesota House, District 67B Won $18,448
Grand Total Raised $126,138

2012

Johnson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson raised a total of $18,887.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sheldon Johnson's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$5,617
Prairie Island Indian Community$500
Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance$500
Teamsters Joint Council 32$500
Mah Mah Wi No Min$500
Total Raised in 2012$18,887
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Johnson received $21,205 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[11]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sheldon Johnson's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$6,830
Dorsey & Whitney$500
Inter Faculty Organization$500
Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance$500
Afscme Minnesota Council 5$300
Total Raised in 2010 $21,205

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Sheldon Johnson's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $6,956

Scorecards

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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."[12]
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."[13]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[14]
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."[15]
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."[16]

2013

Johnson received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 108th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[17]

2012

Johnson received a score of 14% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 104th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[18]

2011

Johnson received a score of 8% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 97th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [19]

Personal

Johnson has two children. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Community Design Center and Progressive Minnesota, and a member of the Mississippi River Parkway Commission.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Johnson
  2. Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
  3. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
  4. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 Election Results," accessed November 4, 2014
  5. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
  6. Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
  7. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
  8. Minnesota Secretary of State, "All Races by Legislative District," accessed April 23, 2014
  9. Follow the Money's report on Johnson's 2008 campaign contributions
  10. Follow the Money, "Johnson, Sheldon," accessed December 13, 2013
  11. Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
  12. Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
  13. Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  14. Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  15. Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
  16. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
  17. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
  18. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
  19. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Political offices
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 67B
2001–present
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