|Minnesota House of Representatives District 5A|
|1987 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||University of Minnesota|
|Associate's||Mesabi Range Community and Technical College|
|Birthday||August 23, 1950|
Rukavina has worked as a legal assistant. He previously served on the Pike Township Town Board and was Chair of the city of Virginia School Board.
He is a member of the Minnesota Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board.
Rukavina is single and has 2 children.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rukavina served on these committees:
- Capital Investment
- Higher Education Policy and Finance, Ranking Minority Member
- Ways and Means
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rukavina served on these committees:
- Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division (Chair)
- Capital Investment Finance Division
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 5A (2010)|
|Tom Rukavina (DFL)||11,799||70.81%|
|Greg Knutson (R)||4,842||29.06%|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 5A (2008)|
|Tom Rukavina (DFL)||16,230||78.33%|
|Greg Knutson (R)||4,461||21.53%|
In 2010, Rukavina received $30,904 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Tom Rukavina's campaign in 2010|
|5th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$1,200|
|Minneapolis Firefighters Relief Association East Side Station||$500|
|Great River Energy Action Team State||$500|
|Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 589||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$30,904|
Rukavina raised $51,206 for his campaign.
Listed below are the two largest contributors to Tom Rukavina's 2008 campaign.
|5th Senate District Democrat-Farmer-Labor||$2,000|
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."
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- Tom Rukavina's campaign website
- Representative Rukavina's Webpage at the Minnesota House of Representatives
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- Tom Rukavina on Facebook
- Tom Rukavina on Twitter
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Rukavina
- The Political Animal, "Medical Marijuana Vetoed", May 22, 2009
- Minnesota Secretary of State – 2010 General Election Results
- Minnesota Secretary of State - 2008 General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- 2008 Follow the Money's report on Tom's 2008 campaign contributions
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed September 27, 2013
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed September 27, 2013
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed September 27, 2013
|Minnesota State House District 5A
| Succeeded by|
John Persell (DFL)
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