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Dan Hall

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Dan Hall
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Minnesota State Senate, District 56
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$96/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sAugsburg College
Personal
ProfessionMinister/Founder, Midwest Chaplains
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Dan D. Hall (b. April 16, 1952) is a Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 56. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Hall attended Minneapolis Augsburg College. His professional experience includes founding and serving as CEO of Midwest Chaplains.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hall served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
State and Local Government

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hall served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Hall's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Fiscal Policy

  • Excerpt: "A market driven system fosters competition, which ensures the availability of many goods and services at the best possible price."

Taxes

  • Excerpt: "Everyone is asked to live within their means, government must do the same. We must ease the tax burden on all taxpaying citizens."

Government

  • Excerpt: "Private industry is far more efficient and effective in use of money than the government. Money is best spent by the citizens who earned it. I believe that if government has less money, it becomes more efficient and cost-effective."

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "We need a comprehensive restructuring of taxes, and required forms. Government agencies need to have a much friendlier attitude towards businesses with the goal of helping those businesses succeed, rather than driving them out of the state."

A Business Friendly Minnesota

  • Excerpt: "Small business is an integral part of Minnesota’s economic foundation. Small business is vital to our economic vitality. We must encourage entrepreneurship by allowing smaller businesses to thrive and compete."

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Dan Hall endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Hall won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota State Senate District 55. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Leon Thurman (D) in the general election on November 6.[3][4]

Minnesota State Senate, District 56, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Hall Incumbent 54% 22,226
     Democratic Leon Thurman 46% 18,922
Total Votes 41,148

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Hall had no opponent in the primary. He defeated incumbent John Doll (DFL) in the general election.[5]

Minnesota State Senate, District 40 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Dan Hall (R) 14852 50.98%
John Doll (DFL) 14242 48.89%
Write-In 38 0.13%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hall is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hall raised a total of $90,136 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[6]

Dan Hall's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State Senate, District 56 Won $37,516
2010 Minnesota State Senate, District 40 Won $52,620
Grand Total Raised $90,136

2012

Hall won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Hall raised a total of $37,516.

2010

Hall won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Hall raised a total of $52,620.

Scorecards

Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[7]

2013

Hall received a score of 85% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 20th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[8]

2012

Hall received a score of 86% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 10th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[9]

2011

Hall received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 30th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[10]

Personal

Hall and his wife, Valerie, have eight children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ted Lillie (R)
Minnesota State Senate District 56
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
John Doll (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 40
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Chris Eaton (DFL)