Derrick Lehrke

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Derrick Lehrke
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 54A
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Derrick Lehrke was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 54A of the Minnesota House of Representatives.


Campaign themes

Lehrke's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Job Creation

  • Excerpt:"It is important to reduce excessive government regulations so we can attract businesses to invest in Minnesota and grow jobs for Minnesotans."

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt:"While balancing the state budget is far more complex than balancing your own check book, I plan on bringing that same philosophy to St. Paul. I will not govern with the mindset that I have a blank checkbook. These are hard earned tax dollars and should be treated accordingly."


  • Excerpt:"I will work to fight through the crippling gridlock on reform that special interest has placed on education policy in Minnesota. I will support creative solutions that will make our schools better, while at the same time saving tax payers money."



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lehrke ran in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 54A. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and was defeated by Dan Schoen (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 54A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Schoen 54.9% 11,069
     Republican Derrick Lehrke 38% 7,664
     Independence Ron Lischeid 7.1% 1,428
Total Votes 20,161

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