Warren Limmer

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Warren Limmer
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Minnesota State Senate, District 34
Incumbent
In office
1995 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 19
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader, Minnesota State Senate
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedFebruary 2, 1995
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
1989 - 1996
Education
Bachelor'sSaint Cloud State University
Associate'sNorth Hennepin Community College
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 24, 1955
Place of birthSioux Falls, South Dakota
ProfessionReal Estate Broker
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Warren Limmer (b. January 24, 1955) is a Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 34. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election in February 1995. Limmer began serving as an Assistant Minority Leader in the 2013 legislative session.

Limmer served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1989 to 1996. He was a College Campus coordinator for former Republican Governor Al Quie in his 1978 campaign.

Biography

Limmer earned his associate's degree from North Hennipen Community College and his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from St. Cloud State University. His professional experience includes working as a corrections officer.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance
Judiciary
Rules and Administration

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Limmer won election in District 34 in 2012 due to redistricting. He was unopposed in the August 14 Republican primary and defeated Sharon Bahensky (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWarren Limmer Incumbent 57.1% 25,847
     Democratic Sharon Bahensky 42.9% 19,406
Total Votes 45,253

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Limmer won re-election to the 32nd District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. No Democrats are running. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 32 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Warren Limmer (R) 28902 97.25%
Write-In 818 2.75%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Limmer won re-election to the 32nd District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating John Olson (DFL).[3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 32 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Warren Limmer (R) 21,737 58.06%
John Olson (DFL) 15,666 41.85%
Write-In 35 0.09%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Limmer is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Limmer raised a total of $224,490 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 20, 2013.[4]

Warren Limmer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota Senate, District 34 Won $37,620
2010 Minnesota Senate, District 32 Won $11,775
2008 Minnesota Senate, District 32 Not up for election $2,900
2006 Minnesota Senate, District 32 Won $48,338
2004 Minnesota Senate, District 32 Not up for election $5,615
2002 Minnesota Senate, District 32 Won $33,256
2000 Minnesota Senate, District 33 Won $43,974
1996 Minnesota Senate, District 33 Won $41,012
Grand Total Raised $224,490

2012

Limmer won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Limmer raised a total of $37,620.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Warren Limmer's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$9,078
34th Senate District Republican Party of Minnesota$1,100
Goff Public PAC$500
Winthrop & Weinstine$500
Dorsey & Whitney$500
Total Raised in 2012$37,620
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Limmer received $11,775 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Minnesota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Warren Limmer's campaign in 2010
Cuvol Cmte$500
Prairie Island PAC$500
Minnesota Association Of Realtors$500
Fond Du Lac Cmte On Education$500
C A R PAC$500
Total Raised in 2010 $11,775

2006

In 2006, Limmer collected $48,338 in donations.[6]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $18,310
Senate District 32 Republicans $1,000
Michael and Barbara Wigley $1,000
Lockridge Grindal Nauen & Holstein $500
Aaron Hall Senate Team $500

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."[7]

2013

Limmer received a score of 100% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 3rd out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[8]

2012

Limmer received a score of 100% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 2nd out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[9]

2011

Limmer received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 25th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[10]

Personal

Warren and his wife, Lori, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Julianne Ortman (R)
Minnesota State Senate District 34
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State Senate District 32
February 1995–2013
Succeeded by
Sean Nienow (R)