|Minnesota State Senate District 43|
|1997 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||16|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 5, 2011|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Birthday||September 14, 1951|
Wiger graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in 1974 and his Juris Doctor degree in 1977 from Hamline. Wiger is a practicing Attorney in addition to being a Senator.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wiger served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Transportation and Public Safety|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wiger served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• State Government Innovation and Veterans|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wiger served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Higher Education|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012
Wiger won election in District 43 in 2012 due to redistricting. He was unopposed in the August 14 Democratic primary and defeated Duane E. (Swede) Johnson (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota State Senate, District 43, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Charles Wiger Incumbent||62.4%||26,767|
|Republican||Duane "Swede" Johnson||37.6%||16,137|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010
Wiger won re-election to the 55th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Tami Ekstrand ran for the seat on the Republican ticket and Mark Jenkins ran for the Independence Party. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Minnesota State Senate, District 55 (2010)|
|Charles Wiger (DFL)||15082||52.87%|
|Tami Ekstrand (R)||11373||39.86%|
|Mark Jenkins (I)||2053||7.20%|
|Minnesota State Senate, District 55 (2006)|
|Charles Wiger (DFL)||20,972||66.93%|
|Pete Fehlen (R)||10,319||32.93%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Wiger received $49,165 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Minnesota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Charles Wiger's campaign in 2010|
|District 55 DFL C/O Dave Galchutt Treasurer||$3,000|
|District 55 OFL Lyn Crosby Treasurer||$1,000|
|Electrical Workers Local 110||$500|
|Sheetmetal Workers Local 10||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$49,165|
In 2006, Wiger collected $55,467 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Senate District 55 DFL||$2,000|
|Committee of Automobile Retailers||$500|
|Minnesota Chiropractic Association||$500|
|St. Paul Pipefitters Local 455||$500|
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- Legislature puts $485 million more into Minnesota public schools - WDAZ
- Minnesota State Senate passes gay marriage bill by a close vote of 37-30 - Gay Star News
- Sen. Wiger Says '12 Marriage Amendment Initiative Created 'Sea of Change' - Patch.com
- Minnesota weekly legislative update: 04/26/2013 - Lexology (registration)
- Debate over GRAD tests for a diploma heats up in St. Paul - Princeton Union Eagle
- Walk-n-Roll Benefit, A Moral Dilemma, Home Selling Tips: Best of the Blogs - Patch.com
- Humphrey School Students Gather Gateway Corridor Information - Patch.com
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Wiger represents Minnesota Senate District 55. District 55 includes the Minneapolis/St. Paul suburbs of Maplewood, North St. Paul, and Oakdale.
Charles is married to Chris Wiger. They have five children and reside in North St. Paul, Minnesota.
- Charles Wiger'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, 1996
- Minnesota Public Radio votetracker profile
- ↑ 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 Charles Wiger
- ↑ "Minnesota Secretary of State" Map of Senate District 55
Terri Bonoff (DFL)
|Minnesota State Senate District 43
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota State Senate District 55
| Succeeded by|
Eric Pratt (R)