Tim Sanders

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Tim Sanders
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 37B
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Minority Whip, Minnesota House of Representatives
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota
Personal
ProfessionCommercial Insurance Rep.
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Timothy "Tim" Sanders is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 37B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. In the 2013 legislative session, Sanders served as a Minority Whip.

Biography

Sanders earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota. His professional experience includes working as a Commercial Insurance Representative for Fireman's Fund Insurance, and serving on the staff of U.S. Representative Jim Ramstad.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Elections
Government Operations
Rules and Legislative Administration

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sanders served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sanders served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Sanders's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Responsibly Manage and Contain Government Spending

  • Excerpt: "Reduced projected spending by $2.5 billion while protecting classroom funding"

Decrease Tax Burdens on MN Businesses

  • Excerpt: "Phased out statewide business property tax"

Reduce Regulatory Burden

  • Excerpt: "Cut the red tape by streamlining permitting processes for prospective and expanding Minnesota businesses"

Increase Investments in Minnesota Job Creators

  • Excerpt: "Enhanced the successful Angel Investor Credit program to spur job creation and enhanced efforts to push more Angel Investment in Greater Minnesota"

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Tim Sanders endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

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. Susan Witt was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Tim Sanders was unopposed in the Republican primary. Sanders defeated Witt in the general election.[4][5][6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 37B General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Sanders Incumbent 55.4% 7,602
     Democratic Susan Witt 44.5% 6,111
     Write-in Write-in 0.1% 8
Total Votes 13,721

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sanders won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 37B. He defeated Torey Hall in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Jon Chlebeck (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 37B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Sanders Incumbent 54% 11,416
     Democratic Jon Chlebeck 46% 9,723
Total Votes 21,139

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sanders won re-election to the District 51A seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Zak Chlebeck (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[8]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 51A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Zak Chlebeck (DFL) 8,097 44.05%
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Sanders (R) 10,270 55.87%
Write-In 16 0.09%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Sanders won election to the District 51A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Shawn Hamilton and Daniel Sanders. [9]

Sanders raised $41,881 for his campaign.[10]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 51A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Sanders (R) 11,813 47.84%
Shawn Hamilton (DFL) 10,679 43.24%
Daniel Sanders (I) 2,166 8.77%
Write-In 37 0.15%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sanders is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Sanders raised a total of $123,613 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 16, 2013.[11]

Tim Sanders's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 37B Won $42,442
2010 Minnesota State House, District 51A Won $39,290
2008 Minnesota State House, District 51A Won $41,881
Grand Total Raised $123,613

2012

Sanders won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sanders raised a total of $42,442.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tim Sanders's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$3,542
Timothy Sanders$761
Mark A. Murdock House Dist. 10B Committee$750
37th Senate District RPM$600
Austin Bleess House Dist. 51A Committee$500
Total Raised in 2012$42,442
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Sanders won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Sanders raised a total of $39,290.

2008

Sanders won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Sanders raised a total of $41,881.

Scorecards

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

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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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."[12]
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."[13]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[14]
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."[15]
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."[16]

2013

Sanders received a score of 92% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 13th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[17]

2012

Sanders received a score of 57% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 44th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[18]

2011

Sanders received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 28th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [19]

Personal

Sanders is married with one child.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Sanders
  2. "timothysandersmn," Official Campaign Website
  3. Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Minnesota Leaders," February 3, 2012
  4. Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
  5. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
  6. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 Election Results," accessed November 4, 2014
  7. AP "Minnesota - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 15, 2012
  8. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
  9. Minnesota Secretary of State, "All Races by Legislative District," accessed April 23, 2014
  10. Follow the Money's report on Sanders' 2008 campaign contributions
  11. Follow the Money, "Sanders, Tim." Retrieved July 16, 2013
  12. Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
  13. Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  14. Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  15. Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
  16. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
  17. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
  18. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
  19. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Kurt Bills (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 37B
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 51A
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Sandra Masin (DFL)