Steve Green

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Steve Green
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 2B
Incumbent
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolFosston High School
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Steve Green is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 2B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment
Environment and Natural Resources Policy
Housing Finance and Policy
Legacy

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

Government of the people, for the people, by the people.

  • Excerpt:"If we do not limit the government, we will lose the very thing that our country created for: Freedom. It is our right and we cannot let 'big government' take that away from us."

Pro-Life

  • Excerpt: "Even though State Representatives cannot make abortions illegal, we can fight for laws that would prevent taxpayers' money to fund these immoral acts."

Marriage

  • "Marriage is and should always be defined as between a man and a woman."

Repeal MN 25-25 Rule

  • Excerpt: "This rule is the reason our heat, electric, and other energy bills have been increasing."

Taxes

  • Excerpt: "In rural Minnesota if you are not a small business owner, you probably work for one. If taxes are raised on these small business owners, it will mean more job losses in Minnesota. Let's not get pushed into a discussion on the best way to raise taxes, let's lower them across the board."

Socially responsible, yet competitive health care.

  • Excerpt: "We need a review system and a less restrictive pay system in many cases (Tort reform.) This would end the large share of [malpractice] lawsuits and help bring down the costs a great deal. Illegal immigrants also add to the high costs of medical care. Providers also have to deal with a great amount of over regulation and mandatory paper work. We are also prohibited from buying health insurance across state lines. If Minnesotans were allowed this option the competition would also drive down costs."

Immigration and a controlled border

  • Excerpt: "We need to strengthen our borders in order to protect ourselves. This does not mean building a great wall and locking it; but rather enforcing security to better guard our country. Another part of this is to enhance protection for those being effected (sic) by border jumpers, whether that means people within affected communities or those sent to guard the borders for us."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Education is not only teaching history, science, reading, math and writing. It is should also be the teaching of American ethics and values. Those values are reflected in the Constitution, The Federalists’ Papers and many of our countries’ founding documents."

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. David Sobieski was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Steve Green was unopposed in the Republican primary. Green defeated Sobieski in the general election.[2][3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 2B General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Green Incumbent 57.2% 8,335
     Democratic David Sobieski 42.8% 6,236
     Write-in Write-in 0.1% 10
Total Votes 14,581

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Green won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 2B. He defeated David Collins in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Brita Sailer (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 2B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Green 51% 9,759
     Democratic Brita Sailer 49% 9,376
Total Votes 19,135
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 2B Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Green 53.5% 790
David Collins 46.5% 688
Total Votes 1,478

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Green ran for election to the District 2A seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated by Kent Eken (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Green is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Green raised a total of $38,620 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 29, 2013.[8]

Steve Green's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 2B Won $13,615
2010 Minnesota State House, District 2A Defeated $10,185
2008 Minnesota State House, District 2A Defeated $14,820
Grand Total Raised $38,620

2012

Green won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Green raised a total of $13,615.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Green's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$2,950
6th Congressional District RPM$2,000
Hubbard County RPM$900
Becker County RPM$700
7th Congressional District RPM$500
Total Raised in 2012$13,615
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Green lost the election for the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Green raised a total of $10,185.

2008

Green lost the election for the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Green raised a total of $14,820.

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."[9]
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."[10]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[11]
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."[12]
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."[13]

2013

Green received a score of 85% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 52nd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[14]

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Hancock (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 2B
2013–present
Succeeded by
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