Sondra Erickson

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Sondra Erickson
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 15A
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sConcordia College
Personal
BirthdayMarch 2, 1942
ProfessionRetired teacher
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Sondra Erickson (b. March 2, 1942) is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 15A. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Erickson earned her B.A. in English from Columbia College. Now retired, her professional experience includes working as an English teacher.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Education Finance
Education Policy

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Erickson 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. James Rittenour was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Sondra Erickson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Erickson defeated Rittenour in the general election.[1][2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 15A General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSondra Erickson Incumbent 63% 8,348
     Democratic James Rittenour 36.8% 4,876
     Write-in Write-in 0.2% 25
Total Votes 13,249

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Erickson won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 15A. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Joe Walsh (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 15A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSondra Erickson Incumbent 52.4% 10,027
     Democratic Joe Walsh 47.6% 9,106
Total Votes 19,133

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Erickson won election to the District 16A seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Gail Jackson (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 16A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Gaul Jackson (DFL) 7,470 44.39%
Green check mark transparent.png Sondra Erickson (R) 9.321 55.38%
Write-In 18 0.10%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Erickson is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Erickson raised a total of $252,721 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[7]

Sondra Erickson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 15A Won $29,588
2010 Minnesota State House, District 16A Won $30,922
2008 Minnesota State House, District 16A Defeated $40,664
2006 Minnesota State House, District 16A Won $30,966
2004 Minnesota State House, District 16A Won $32,492
2002 Minnesota State House, District 16A Won $32,908
2000 Minnesota State House, District 17A Won $28,755
1998 Minnesota State House, District 17A Won $26,426
Grand Total Raised $252,721

2012

Erickson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Erickson raised a total of $29,588.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sondra Erickson's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$2,916
15B House District RPM$602
Michele PAC Minnesota$500
Faegre & Benson$500
15A House District RPM$500
Total Raised in 2012$29,588
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Erickson won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Erickson raised a total of $30,922.

2008

Erickson lost the election for the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Erickson raised a total of $40,664.

2006

Erickson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Erickson raised a total of $30,966.

2004

Erickson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Erickson raised a total of $32,492.

2002

Erickson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Erickson raised a total of $32,908.

2000

Erickson won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Erickson raised a total of $28,755.

1998

Erickson won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Erickson raised a total of $26,426.

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."[8]
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."[9]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[10]
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."[11]
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."[12]

2013

Erickson received a score of 92% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 30th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[13]

2012

Erickson received a score of 100% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 14th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[14]

2011

Erickson received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 56th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [15]

Personal

Erickson is widowed with one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Steve Gottwalt (R)
Minnesota State House District 15A
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Gail Jackson (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 16A
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Chris Swedzinski (R)