|Minnesota House of Representatives District 41B|
|2007 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 7, 2006|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Minnesota|
|Master's||Saint Mary's University|
Laine earned her MA in Psychology from Saint Mary's University and BS in Education from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
She has worked as a teacher in Minneapolis Public Schools and as Financial Director of the Novalis Institute.
Laine is a member of the Interfaith Alliance, Saint Marks Episcopal Church, and the City of Columbia Heights City Charter Commission. She is married and has 5 children.
Laine's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"Jobs were priority #1 this session. I supported a jobs-focused capital investment bill to create over 10,000 jobs throughout the state. In addition, I supported common sense tax reforms designed to support small businesses and spark investment in high-tech start-ups."
- Excerpt:"I will continue to work for a balanced approach to our budget shortfall. We need to make cuts, raise revenue, and stimulate jobs."
- Excerpt:"I am a strong advocate for improving Minnesota’s schools. I have worked hard to improve early childhood programs and increase accountability."
- Excerpt:"I continue to fight for affordable, universal and quality health care for all Minnesotans."
- Excerpt:"I have authored and supported legislation that helps Minnesota families. I helped expand childbirth options with the licensing of birth centers and by providing women the choice of having the support of a certified doula."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Laine served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy, Vice-chair|
|• Health and Human Services Finance|
|• Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Laine served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health and Human Services Finance|
|• Judiciary Policy and Finance|
|• Rules and Legislative Administration|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Laine served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight|
Laine won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 41B. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Laura Palmer (R) and Timothy Utz (Constitution) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 41B, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Carolyn Laine Incumbent||58.6%||11,943|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 50A (2010)|
|Carolyn Laine (DFL)||7,674||59.68%|
|Timothy Utz (R)||5,164||40.16%|
Carolyn Laine raised $28,635 for her campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 50A (2008)|
|Carolyn Laine (DFL)||11,318||62.78%|
|Timothy Utz (R)||6,652||36.90%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Laine received $23,819 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Carolyn Laine's campaign in 2010|
|50th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$2,192|
|Friends Of Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Women||$500|
|Minnesota Dental Association||$300|
|Total Raised in 2010||$23,819|
Listed below are the two largest contributors to Carolyn Laine's 2008 campaign.
|50th Senate District Democrat-Farmer-Labor||$5,000|
- Carolyn Laine's personal website
- Minnesota House of Representatives - Rep. Carolyn Laine
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Laine
- ↑ "carolynlaine," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," Accessed June 18, 2012
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State – 2010 General Election Results
- ↑ 2008 General Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Laine's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
Pat Mazorol (R)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 41B
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 50A
| Succeeded by|
Linda Slocum (DFL)
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