Tony Cornish

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Tony Cornish
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 23B
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayMay 3, 1951
ProfessionLaw enforcement
ReligionLutheran, Missouri Synod
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tony Cornish (b. May 3, 1951) is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 23B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Cornish's professional experience includes serving as Deputy Sheriff of Blue Earth County from 1977 to 1980, and working as a police officer for the City of Amboy from 1975-1977, as well as a conservation officer and Chief of Police of the Lake Crystal Police Department.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment and Natural Resources Policy
Judiciary Finance and Policy
Public Safety Finance and Policy

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Tony Cornish was unopposed in the Republican primary.[2][3]

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cornish won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 23B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and was unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cornish won re-election to the District 24B seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Joan Muth-Milks (DFL) and Mark Meyer (Independence Party of Minnesota) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 24B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Joan Muth-Milks (DFL) 3,417 22.35%
Green check mark transparent.png Tony Cornish (R) 9,621 62.93%
Mark Meyer 2,242 14.66%
Write-In 9 0.06%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Cornish won election to the District 24B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating John Branstad. [7]

Cornish raised $62,653 for his campaign.[8]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 24B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tony Cornish (R) 10,275 51.18%
John Branstad (DFL) 9,781 48.72%
Write-In 21 0.10%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cornish is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Cornish raised a total of $279,406 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[9]

Tony Cornish's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 23B Won $30,659
2010 Minnesota State House, District 24B Won $51,360
2008 Minnesota State House, District 24B Won $62,653
2006 Minnesota State House, District 24B Won $49,970
2004 Minnesota State House, District 24B Won $54,568
2002 Minnesota State House, District 24B Won $30,196
Grand Total Raised $279,406

2012

Cornish won re-election to the Minnesota House of Rperesentatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cornish raised a total of $30,659.
Minnesota House of Rperesentatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tony Cornish's campaign in 2012
Bruels, Rick & Janice$500
Jose Crespo LCM Pathologists$400
Krueger, Doug & Dianne$300
Ozment Volunteer Committee$250
Jones, Eldon & Helen$250
Total Raised in 2012$30,659
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Cornish won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Cornish raised a total of $51,360.

2008

Cornish won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Cornish raised a total of $62,653.

2006

Cornish won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Cornish raised a total of $49,970.

2004

Cornish won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representative in 2004. During that election cycle, Cornish raised a total of $54,568.

2002

Cornish won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Cornish raised a total of $30,196.

Scorecards

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."[10]

2013

Cornish received a score of 85% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 54th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[11]

2012

Cornish received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 80th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[12]

2011

Cornish received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 60th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [13]

Personal

Cornish has three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kathy Brynaert (DFL)
Minnesota State House District 23B
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 24B
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Patti Fritz (DFL)