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|Minnesota House of Representatives District 15A|
|2007 - January 7, 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 7, 2006|
|Bachelor's||College of Saint Thomas|
|Date of birth||October 16, 1961|
|Place of birth||Minneapolis, MN|
|Profession||Director of Communications and Consumer Affairs|
Prior to his election to the House, Gottwalt served on the Saint Cloud City Council from 1997-2006. He has worked as Director of Communications and Consumer Affairs for Coborn's, Incorporated, Director of Communications for the Diocese of Saint Cloud, Director of Contracting for EverCare, and a Contract Manager for Medica Health Plans.
Gottwalt is Chair of the Saint Cloud Area Economic Development Partnership, and a member of the Church of Saint Peter, Saint Cloud Regional Airport Board, Central Minnesota Transportation Alliance, and the Saint Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce.
He is married and has 5 children.
Gottwalt's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"We live in a land of freedom and opportunity; not entitlement. I believe government has an important, but limited, role in meeting our needs and wants. Government cannot and should not do it all!"
- Excerpt:"I believe the best welfare program is a good paying job. Minnesota is among the highest cost welfare states in the nation, but we score low in terms of a business-friendly tax and regulatory climate."
- Excerpt:"I believe the best social program is a healthy family. In recent years, we have seen a strong push for government programs to replace healthy families and responsible parenting, injecting themselves into the formation of children and families from cradle to grave."
- Excerpt:"I believe we must set good priorities and live within our means instead of raising taxes on struggling Minnesotans. Minnesotans are tired of government spending that for decades has grown at twice the rate of our economy, taking more and more of our hard-earned wages."
- Excerpt:"The best health care system is a patient-centered system that empowers you and your health care providers -- not government bureaucrats and politicians!"
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gottwalt served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Gottwalt served on these committees:
- Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division (Lead GOP)
- Healthcare and Human Services Finance Division
- Healthcare and Human Services Policy and Oversight
- State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections
Gottwalt won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 14A. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Anne Nolan (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 14A, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Steve Gottwalt Incumbent||54.1%||10,269|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 15A (2010)|
|Anne Nolan (DFL)||5,880||38.39%|
|Steve Gottwalt (R)||9,409||61.42%|
Steve Gottwalt raised $49,983 for his campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 15A (2008)|
|Steve Gottwalt (R)||11,446||53.60%|
|Joanne Dorsher (DFL)||9,873||46.23%|
In 2010, Gottwalt received $27,721 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Steve Gottwalt's campaign in 2010|
|Anderson, Rollie H||$500|
|Landwehr, Daniel J||$500|
|Bernick, Jason L||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$27,721|
Listed below is the largest contributor to Steve Gottwalt's 2008 campaign.
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."
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- Steve Gottwalt's House site
- Minnesota House of Representatives - Rep. Gottwalt
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Steve Gottwalt on Facebook
- Steve Gottwalt on Twitter
- SCTimes, "3 Republicans declare run for House 14A seat," January 7, 2013
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Gottwalt
- "stevegottwalt," Official Campaign Website
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
- 2008 General Election Results
- Follow the Money's report on Gottwalt's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "2010 Contributions," accessed January 1, 2015
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
|Minnesota State House District 15A
| Succeeded by|
Sondra Erickson (R)
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