Susan Kent

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Susan Kent
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Minnesota State Senate, District 53
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 1
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Susan Kent is a Democratic member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 53. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Higher Education and Workforce Development
Transportation and Public Safety, Vice-chair



See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Kent won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota State Senate District 53. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated incumbent Ted Lillie (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 53, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Kent 52.2% 22,781
     Republican Ted Lillie Incumbent 47.8% 20,857
Total Votes 43,638

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kent is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kent raised a total of $46,381 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 21, 2013.[3]

Susan Kent's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota Senate, District 53 Won $46,381
Grand Total Raised $46,381


Kent won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Kent raised a total of $46,381.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Susan Kent's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$10,355
3rd Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party New$2,000
Kent, Susan$2,000
AFSCME Local 1842 City of St. Paul Technicians$500
Minnesota Nurses Association$500
Total Raised in 2012$46,381
Source:Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Minnesota

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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."[4]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.


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."[5]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[6]
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."[7]
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."[8]


Kent received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 59th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Roger Chamberlain (R)
Minnesota State Senate District 53
Succeeded by