Tina Liebling

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Tina Liebling
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 26A
Incumbent
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 10
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota
Master'sUniversity of Massachusetts at Amherst
J.D.Boston University School of Law
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tina Liebling is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 26A. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Liebling's professional experience includes working as an attorney in private practice, and a Legal Writing Instructor at the University of Minnesota Law School, as well as for the Cook County Public Defender's Office, and Southeast Minnesota Regional Legal Services.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Liebling served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2015
Health and Human Services Finance, DFL Lead Health Care
Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
Health and Human Services Reform
Ways and Means

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Civil Law
Health and Human Services Finance
Health and Human Services Policy, Chair
Taxes

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "We can create better economic opportunity by investing in worker training and keeping higher education affordable so that our workforce remains highly skilled and competitive."

Taxes and Economy

  • Excerpt: "We need tax policies that are fair and transparent. We must bring tax fairness and fiscal responsibility back to Minnesota."

Health Care

  • Excerpt: "Our health care system—if it is a system at all—is enormously complex, so we must address the problems on many fronts."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Our state must take much bolder steps to protect this precious resource. We must insure that our schools and teachers get the resources they need to give all Minnesota students equal opportunities to succeed."

Vikings Proposals

  • Excerpt: "Public money should go to private enterprise only where the investment is truly for public, not private, benefit. In my view, the Vikings stadium proposals are great for the team owners but unfair to the taxpayer."

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. Incumbent Tina Liebling was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Breanna Bly was unopposed in the Republican primary. Liebling defeated Bly in the general election.[3][4][5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 26A General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTina Liebling Incumbent 55.2% 6,244
     Republican Breanna Bly 44.7% 5,050
     Write-in Write-in 0.1% 12
Total Votes 11,306

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Liebling won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 26A. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Breanna Bly (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 26A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTina Liebling Incumbent 58.9% 10,484
     Republican Breanna Bly 41.1% 7,306
Total Votes 17,790

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Liebling won re-election to the District 29B seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Charlie O'Connell (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[8]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 30A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tina Liebling (DFL) 6,814 55.15%
Charlie O'Connell (R) 5,527 44.73%
Write-In 14 0.11%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Tina Liebling won election to the District 30A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Jake Dettinger. [9]

Tina Liebling raised $45,712 for her campaign.[10]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 30A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tina Liebling (DFL) 10,768 61.81%
Jake Dettinger(R) 6,624 38.02%
Write-In 29 0.17%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Liebling is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Liebling raised a total of $237,223 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[11]

Tina Liebling's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 26A Won $39,915
2010 Minnesota House, District 30A Won $34,993
2008 Minnesota House, District 30A Won $45,712
2006 Minnesota House, District 30A Won $50,269
2004 Minnesota House, District 30A Won $38,762
2002 Minnesota House, District 30A Defeated $27,572
Grand Total Raised $237,223

2012

Liebling won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Liebling raised a total of $39,915.

2010

In 2010, Liebling received $34,993 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[12]

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Tina Liebling's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $5,994

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."[13]
  • Legislators are scored on pro-life issues; committee, procedural and floor votes are counted.
  • Legislators are scored on seven business-related bills.
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
  • Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.

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."[14]
  • Legislators are scored on pro-life issues; committee, procedural and floor votes are counted.
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[15]
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."[16]
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."[17]

2013

Liebling received a score of 15% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 62nd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[18]

2012

Liebling received a score of 29% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 89th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[19]

2011

Liebling received a score of 0% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 122nd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [20]

Personal

Liebling is married with three children. She has been a member of the American Bar Association, League of Women Voters, Minnesota Bar Association, NAACP, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Olmsted County Bar Association, Rochester Chamber of Commerce, Rochester League of Women Voters, Rochester Rotary Club, and the University of Minnesota Alumni Association.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Liebling
  2. "tinaliebling," Official Campaign Website
  3. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 general election results," accessed November 5, 2014
  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, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
  7. Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
  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 Liebling's 2008 campaign contributions
  11. Follow the Money, "Liebling, Tina," accessed December 12, 2013
  12. Follow the Money, "2010 Contributions," accessed January 1, 2015
  13. Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
  14. Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  15. Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  16. Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
  17. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
  18. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
  19. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
  20. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Kory Kath (DFL)
Minnesota State House District 26A
2013–present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 30A
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Nick Zerwas (R)