|Minnesota House of Representatives District 16A|
|2011 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Minnesota State University|
|Birthday||May 10, 1978|
Swedzinski is a farmer.
Swedzinski graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato, with a Bachelor of Science degree in History. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from MSU-Mankato.
Swedzinski's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:" Minnesota is currently ranked the 4th worst state in terms of taxation. Because of this, we are losing jobs. Businesses, farms and families cannot survive, let alone thrive."
- Excerpt:"Reducing the number of government jobs and government regulation will revive the private sector by creating job opportunities that do not depend on government funding. It is estimated that for every dollar taken for taxes, three dollars is lost in economic growth in the private sector. "
- Excerpt:"I believe that you know best how to spend your hard-earned dollars. Whether to save or spend should be your choice. You should have the opportunity to attend the school of your choice, select your own doctor, and run your farm or business without government interference."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Swedzinski served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Capital Investment|
|• Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy|
|• Higher Education Finance and Policy|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Swedzinski served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Rural Development|
|• Capital Investment|
|• Jobs and Economic Development Finance|
Swedzinski won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 15B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Al Kruse (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 16A, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Chris Swedinski Incumbent||56.8%||10,991|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 21A (2010)|
|Ramona Larson (DFL)||4,721||36.39%|
|Chris Swedzinski (R)||8.245||63.55%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Swedzinski raised $31,010 in contributions.
His three largest contributors were:
|Redwood County RPM||$2,500|
|Lyon County RPM||$1,406|
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- Capitol, flooding, veterans, disaster end Minnesota legislative session - Grand Forks Herald
- Bonding bill fails to get House approval - Twin Cities Daily Planet
- Minn. House defeats construction projects bill - Minnesota Public Radio
- Rep. says energy bill could hurt businesses, schools - Marshall Independent
- Senate passes day care unionization bill - Marshall Independent
- Rep: Same-sex marriage: part politics, part personal - Marshall Independent
- Sen.: Marijuana bill has 'long road' ahead - Marshall Independent
- Political speeches: Why all the lengthy rhetoric even when they know they'll lose? - MinnPost.com
- Soon crunch time at the Capitol - Marshall Independent
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Swedzinski and his wife Jessica have two children.
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Facebook profile
Sondra Erickson (R)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 16A
| Succeeded by|
Marty Seifert (R)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 21A
| Succeeded by|
Tim Kelly (R)
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