Ted Daley

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Ted Daley
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Minnesota State Senate District 38
Former Member
In office
2011 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWest Point
Master'sUniversity of Saint Thomas
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service2001-2009
Service branchUnited States Army
Years of service1990-1991
Date of birthMarch 15, 1966
Place of birthEagan, MN
Office website
Campaign website
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Ted Daley (b. March 15, 1966) is a former Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 38 from 2011 to 2013.

Ted is a Certified Public Accountant. He has also served in the military. Ted volunteered for an overseas assignment in Korea, followed by a deployment with his artillery unit to serve in Operation DESERT SHILED/DESERT STORM in 1990-1991. When not deployed, Ted worked at Fort Snelling as the Chief of Joint Operations. After his time in the military, Ted assumed the position as General Manager for a small privately-held manufacturing company.

Ted graduated in from West Point 1988 with a double major in Russian and German, and a minor in Engineering. Ted received his MBA in 1996 with an emphasis in accounting from the University of St Thomas.


Campaign themes

Daley's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs and The Economy

  • Excerpt:"Senator Ted Daley and legislative leadership passed new laws that cut government red tape, streamline the bureaucratic process and get Minnesotans back to work faster."

Government Budgeting and Reforms

  • Excerpt:"Using budgeting discipline, cutting fat and fraud and making tough choices, Senator Ted Daley and fellow conservatives reduced state spending increases and balanced the budget and to the point in May 2012 we have a surplus of over$1.3 billion."


  • Excerpt:"Minnesota has one of the finest health care systems in the country. With a focus on maintaining the quality and at the same time continuing to seek out efficiencies in our health care system."


  • Excerpt:"Senator Ted Daley used his position on the Senate Education Committee to lead many reforms in education."

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Daley served on these committees:



See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Daley ran in District 51 for the Minnesota State Senate. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and was defeated by Jim Carlson (D) in the general election on November 6.[2][3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 51, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Carlson 53.2% 23,969
     Republican Ted Daley Incumbent 46.8% 21,096
Total Votes 45,065


See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Daley ran in the 2010 election for Minnesota State Senate District 38. Daley had no opponent in the primary election on August 10, 2010, and defeated incumbent Jim Carlson (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4][5]

Minnesota State Senate, District 38 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ted Daley (R) 15801 51.74%
Jim Carlson (DFL) 14718 48.19%
Write-In 21 0.07%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Daley raised $46,006 in contributions.[6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $12,288
38th Senate District RPM $2,000
Daley, Theodore (Ted) J $1,900
Balcom David P House Dist 51B Cmte $1,000


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."[7]


Daley received a score of 86% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 12th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[8]


Daley received a score of 85% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 9th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[9]

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Daley and his spouse Dawn have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Carlson (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 38
Succeeded by
Roger Chamberlain (R)