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Susan Allen
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 62B
Incumbent
In office
2012 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedJanuary 10, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Susan Allen is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 62B. She was first elected to the chamber in the January 10, 2012 special election. The special election was called to the fill the vacancy created when Jeff Hayden (D) was elected to the Minnesota State Senate in a 2011 special election.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Civil Law, Vice-chair
Energy Policy
Health and Human Services Finance
Health and Human Services Policy

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Susan Allen was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Julie Hanson was unopposed in the Republican primary. Allen faces Hanson in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Allen won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 62B. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Tom F. Johnson, III (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 62B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Allen Incumbent 89% 16,318
     Republican Tom F. Johnson, III 11% 2,025
Total Votes 18,343

2012 special election

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Allen defeated Nathan Blumenshine (I) in the January 10, 2012 special election.[5][6][7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 61B, Special Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Allen 56% 1,155
     Independent Nathan Blumenshine 43.4% 896
     Write-in Various 0.6% 13
Total Votes 2,064

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Allen is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Allen raised a total of $15,071 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 18, 2013.[8]

Susan Allen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 62B Won $15,071
Grand Total Raised $15,071

2012

Allen won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Allen raised a total of $15,017.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Susan Allen's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$8,174
Shakopee Mdewakanta Sioux Committee$500
Friends of Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Women$500
Committee of Thirteen Legislative Fund$500
Jerry A. Burg$500
Total Raised in 2012$15,017
Source:Follow the Money

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

Allen received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 134th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[14]

2012

Allen received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 84th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[15]


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Political offices
Preceded by
Jean Wagenius (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 62B
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Jeff Hayden (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 61B
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Paul Thissen (DFL)