Brita Sailer

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Brita Sailer
Candidate for
Minnesota House of Representatives District 2B
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives District 2B
Personal website
Campaign website
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Brita Sailer (b. 1953) was a Democratic-Farmer Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. She represented District 2B from 2005 until 2011. She was defeated in the 2010 general election. She is hoping to reclaim her former seat in the 2012 election.

Sailer works as a teacher and artist. She received her B.A. in Art from Minnesota State University - Moorhead.

Sailer is a member of the 4-H Club and Director of Area 1, Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. She is married and has 2 children.[1]


Campaign themes

Sailer's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Economic Development/Jobs

  • Excerpt:"Sailer supports financial incentives that encourage community development and investments that create jobs for people in this region."

Working Together

  • Excerpt:"Sailer believes that ongoing discord serves no one well as it makes ordinary citizens throw up their hands and tune out and creates a climate in which special interests are more able to make their voices heard."


  • Excerpt:"Due in large part to the elimination of the Homestead Credit, property taxes on agricultural land soared by 10.8% on average for taxes payable in 2012."


  • Excerpt:"Sailer strongly supports expansion of internet access and technology to improve business markets, add jobs and assure that our educational and health care systems truly serve rural Minnesota."

Health & Wellness for Our Families

  • Excerpt:"Minnesotans from every walk of life are struggling with the heavy burden of health care while funding for hospitals and clinics has eroded over the last several years, forcing many to reduce services, increase costs to recoup uncompensated care, and even close their doors."

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the house, Sailer served on the following committees:

  • Game, Fish and Forestry Division (Vice Chair)
  • Energy Finance and Policy Division
  • Environment Policy and Oversight
  • Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division
  • Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sailer ran in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 2B. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 7 and was defeated by Steve Green (R) in the general election on November 6.[3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 2B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Green 51% 9,759
     Democratic Brita Sailer 49% 9,376
Total Votes 19,135


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Sailer ran for re-election to the District 2B seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She was defeated by David Hancock (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]


On November 4, 2008, Sailer won re-election to the District 2B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Doug Lindgren (R).[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 2B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Brita Sailer (DFL) 10,773 54.12%
Doug Lindgren (R) 9,117 45.80%
Write-In 14 0.07%

Campaign donors

Sailer raised $41,530 for her campaign.[6]

Listed below are the three largest contributors to Brita Sailer's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $5,291
Hubbard County Democrat-Farmer-Labor $2,900
Beltrami County Democrat-Farmer-Labor $1,150

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Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State House District 2B
Succeeded by
David Hancock (R)