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Tony Lourey
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Minnesota State Senate, District 11
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota
J.D.Hamline University School of Law
Personal
BirthdayAugust 15, 1967
Place of birthPine County, Minnesota
ProfessionFarmer/Owner, Askov American Newspaper
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Tony Lourey (b. August 15, 1967) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Lourey served as a Township Supervisor for the Town of Kerrick.

Biography

Lourey earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota, and his J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law after attending the Hamline University School of Law. His professional experience includes working as a business owner, newspaper owner, public policy consultant and farmer.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance
Health, Human Services and Housing
Higher Education and Workforce Development

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Lourey won election for the 11th District Senate seat in 2012 due to redistricting. He ran unopposed in the August 14 primary and defeated Bill Saumer (R) in the general election was November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTony Lourey Incumbent 64.3% 24,342
     Republican Bill Saumer 35.7% 13,505
Total Votes 37,847

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Lourey won re-election to the 8th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Michael Cummins ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 8 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tony Lourey (DFL) 16715 54.91%
Michael Cummins (R) 13681 44.94%
Write-In 45 0.15%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Lourey won election to the 8th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Dan Stevens (R).[4]

Minnesota State Senate, District 8 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Tony Lourey (DFL) 18,087 57.49%
Dan Stevens (R) 13,307 42.30%
Write-In 66 0.21%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lourey is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Lourey raised a total of $165,354 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 20, 2013.[5]

Tony Lourey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota Senate, District 11 Won $32,810
2010 Minnesota Senate, District 8 Won $46,150
2008 Minnesota Senate, District 8 Not up for election $23,567
2006 Minnesota Senate, District 8 Won $62,827
Grand Total Raised $165,354

2012

Lourey won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Lourey raised a total of $32,810.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tony Lourey's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$8,125
Kanabec County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$1,500
Lourey, Anthony L.$1,000
Pine County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (HD 11B)$700
11th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party New$575
Total Raised in 2012$32,810
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Lourey received $46,150 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Minnesota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tony Lourey's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$10,337
Lourey, Anthony L$5,000
Kanabec County Democratic-Farmer-Labor$1,150
8th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$1,000
Carlton County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$800
Total Raised in 2010 $46,150

2006

In 2006, Lourey collected $62,827 in donations.[7]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $13,474
Anthony Lourey $5,000
Pine County DFL $1,500
John Westmoreland Senate District 8 Committee $1,031
8th Congressional District DFL $800

Scorecards

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

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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."[8]
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."[9]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[10]
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."[11]
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."[12]

2013

Lourey received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 51st out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[13]

2012

Lourey received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 32nd out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[14]

2011

Lourey received a score of 8% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 53rd out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[15]

Personal

Lourey and his wife, Marlana, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bill Ingebrigtsen (R)
Minnesota State Senate District 11
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State Senate District 8
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Bill Ingebrigtsen (R)