|Minnesota State Senate, District 44|
|2005 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||9|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 22, 2005|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Birthday||August 1, 1957|
|Profession||VP, Marketing (retired)|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Bonoff earned her bachelor's degree from Clark University in 1979 with her bachelor's degree. Now retired, her professional experience includes working as a marketing professional.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Bonoff served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Higher Education and Workforce Development, Chair|
|• Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bonoff served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Consumer Protection|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bonoff served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Business, Industry and Jobs|
Bonoff's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Jobs and the Economy
- Excerpt: "Senator Bonoff is taking aggressive steps to reform the tax code. Expanding the base of the sales tax and removing unfair tax loopholes can help improve the tax climate for businesses while protecting homeowners and ensuring a stable revenue stream moving forward."
- Excerpt: "Crafting a world-class education system requires a comprehensive approach, beginning with our youngest learners and continuing through high school and post-secondary education."
Reforming the Business of Government
- Excerpt: "In facing our ongoing budget challenges and changing demographics, one thing becomes clear. We must learn to do more, and better, with less. As more and more Minnesotans enter retirement age and leave the workforce, revenues are projected to decline just as demand increases for state services. This presents a challenge to our state that we can and must overcome."
Balancing the Budget
- Excerpt: "I believe we should be employing a zero based budgeting process to identify areas of excellence, redundance and waste."
Energy and the Environment
- Excerpt: "Our energy policy must reflect a balanced and thoughtful approach that protects our planet, makes energy affordable and accessible and allows us to have energy security and independence."
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012
Bonoff won election in District 44 in 2012 due to redistricting. She was unopposed in the August 14 Democratic primary and defeated David Gaither (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota State Senate, District 44, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Terri Bonoff Incumbent||55.9%||27,203|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010
|Minnesota State Senate, District 43 (2010)|
|Terri Bonoff (DFL)||18271||51.74%|
|Norann Dillon (R)||17018||48.19%|
|Minnesota State Senate, District 43 (2006)|
|Terri Bonoff (DFL)||19,159||51.93%|
|Judy Johnson (R)||17,697||47.96%|
Comprehensive donor information for Bonoff is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Bonoff raised a total of $253,808 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 20, 2013.
|Terri Bonoff's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota Senate, District 44||$95,972|
|2010||Minnesota Senate, District 43||$77,516|
|2008||Minnesota Senate, District 43||$7,235|
|2006||Minnesota Senate, District 43||$73,085|
|Grand Total Raised||$253,808|
2012Bonoff won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bonoff raised a total of $95,972.
|Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Terri Bonoff's campaign in 2012|
|44th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party New||$1,250|
|Minnesota Oncology Hematology||$500|
|Committee of Automotive Retailers||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$95,972|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Bonoff received $77,516 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Minnesota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Terri Bonoff's campaign in 2010|
|43rd Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$2,700|
|6th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$1,000|
|39th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$750|
|Keetley, Joan C||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$77,516|
In 2006, Bonoff collected $73,085 in donations.
Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|43rd Senate District DFL||$2,500|
|Minnesota DFL Party||$1,353|
|Lockridge Grindal Nauen & Holstein||$650|
|Minnesota Women's Campaign Fund||$500|
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.
- Liberty Minnesota: 2014
- Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.
- Americans for Prosperity Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."
- Minnesota Family Council: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.
- Minnesota Majority: 2013 Scorecard
- 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."
- Taxpayers League of Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- 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."
Bonoff and her husband, Matthew Knopf, have four children.
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- Minnesota Public Radio Votetracker profile
- Terri Bonoff on Facebook
- Terri Bonoff on Twitter
- Terri Bonoff on YouTube
- "terribonoff," Official Campaign Website
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "State of Minnesota Canvassing Report," accessed May 25, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Results General Election - Nov. 7, 2006," accessed May 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Bonoff, Terri," accessed December 20, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- 2006 contributions to Terri Bonoff
- Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
- Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," 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
Ron Latz (DFL)
|Minnesota State Senate District 44
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota State Senate District 43
| Succeeded by|
Charles Wiger (DFL)