|Minnesota State Senate District 45|
|2001 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||12|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 7, 2010|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Minnesota House of Representatives|
|1984 to 2001|
|Master's||MBT, University of Minnesota|
MA, University of Chicago
MAT, Harvard University
|Birthday||April 24, 1942|
|Profession||Certified Public Accountant|
Rest earned her Bachelor's degree from Northwestern and earned Master's degrees at Chicago, Harvard, and Minnesota. Rest is a retired Certified Public Accountant.
Rest's website highlights the following campaign themes:
Capitol Repair, Preservation And Restoration
- Excerpt:"I am a strong supporter of efforts to repair, preserve and restore the Capitol building which is in grave disrepair, not only on the outside, as witnessed by marble chunks falling off the building, but also on the inside where water damage in the dome has been extensive."
Photo Id For Voters Constitutional Amendment
- Excerpt:"In addition, there is no evidence whatsoever of wide spread voter impersonation fraud in Minnesota. Irregularities have occurred when felons, whose voting rights have not been restored, attempt to vote, often not recognizing that they must wait to vote until they are released from probation."
Constitutional Amendment Defining Marriage
- Excerpt:"I voted against the proposal to place on the 2012 general election ballot a question to define marriage. I am convinced that it is wrong to even consider allowing some Minnesotans the opportunity to vote to deny civil rights to other law-abiding Minnesotans."
Vikings Stadium Proposals
- Excerpt:"I voted for the bill in the Senate on May 8. The bill has some user fees, an increased contribution from the Vikings, but still contains the electronic gambling."
Nuclear Energy And The Minnesota Moratorium
- Excerpt:"I have reconsidered my position in response to new safety concerns about nuclear plants and in light of the devastating earthquake in Japan. It is unlikely that the bill will be returned from the conference, but if it is, I will be voting against it."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Rest served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Taxes, Vice-chair|
|• Transportation and Public Safety|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rest served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Consumer Protection|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rest served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• State and Local Government Operations and Oversight, Chair|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012
|Minnesota State Senate, District 45, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Ann Rest Incumbent||66.2%||28,755|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010
Rest won re-election to the 45th District Seat in 2010. She faced Patrick Wiles in the primary. Nick Petersen ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Minnesota State Senate, District 45 (2010)|
|Ann Rest (DFL)||17263||58.61%|
|Nick Petersen (R)||58.61||41.28%|
|Minnesota State Senate, District 45 (2006)|
|Ann Rest (DFL)||20,522||64.27%|
|Derek Brigham (R)||11,365||35.59%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Rest received $48,149 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Minnesota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ann Rest's campaign in 2010|
|45th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$1,600|
|45th Senate District DFL C/O Pam Scaia||$1,200|
|Robbinsdale Federation Of Teachers||$500|
|Prairie Island Indian Community||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$48,149|
In 2006, Rest collected $63,560 in donations.
Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|45th Senate District DFL||$3,000|
|Mah Mah Wi No Min||$500|
|Lakes & Plains Regional Council of Carpenters and Joiners||$500|
|Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community||$500|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Ann + Rest + Minnesota + Senate
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Senate's move on Capitol renovation complicates bonding outlook - Politics in Minnesota
- Investigation uncovers formaldehyde in baby clothing - WZZM
- Sen. Wiger on Education Bill: 'A Great Day for Minnesota's Students' - Patch.com
- Minnesota Senate needs two tries to pass DFL tax bill - MinnPost.com
- Minnesota Legislature Passes Education Bill With All-Day Kindergarten Funding - Patch.com
- Senate plan would delay Capitol makeover - Politics in Minnesota
- The end of ethics reform in Minnesota - Twin Cities Daily Planet (blog)
- Bonding bill's prospects take a hit in Minn. Senate - Minnesota Public Radio
- Senate DFL's tax package would hit Minnesota's top 7% of taxpayers - MinnPost.com
- Minnesota Democratic leaders announce final tax plan - In-Forum
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Rest represents Minnesota Senate District 45. District 45 includes the Minneapolis/St. Paul suburbs of Golden Valley, New Hope, and Robinsdale.
Ann is divorced with one child and resides in New Hope, Minnesota.
- Ann Rest's official campaign website
- Ann Rest's official Minnesota State Senate website
- Biography from Project Vote Smartgraphical profile
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- Minnesota Public Radio votetracker profile
- Ann Rest on Facebook
- Ann Rest on Twitter
- ↑ "annrest," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," retrieved June 12, 2012.
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State - 2006 General Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- ↑ 2006 contributions to Ann Rest
- ↑ "Minnesota Secretary of State" Map of Senate District 45
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