Doug Magnus

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Doug Magnus
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Minnesota State Senate District 22
Former Member
In office
2011 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
2003 - 2011
Bachelor'sSouth Dakota State University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1970-1972
Office website
Doug Magnus (b. 1950) is a former Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 22 from 2011 to 2013 and serving as State Senate Assistant Majority Leader. Previously, he was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 22A from 2003-2011.

Magnus is a farmer. He served in the United States Army from 1970-1972.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Magnus served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Magnus served on these committees: Prior to leaving the house, he served on the following committees:

  • Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division (Lead GOP)
  • Energy Finance and Policy Division
  • Rules and Legislative Administration
  • Transportation Finance and Policy Division
  • Veterans Affairs Division



Magnus is not running for re-election to the Minnesota State Senate.


In 2010, Magnus ran for the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Kevin Vickerman (DFL) in the general election.[1]

Minnesota State Senate, District 22 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Doug Magnus (R) 15310 59.36%
Kevin Vickerman (DFL) 10444 40.49%
Write-In 39 0.15%


On November 4, 2008, Doug Magnus won election to the District 22A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Mike McCarvel. [2]

Doug Magnus raised $27,217 for his campaign.[3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 22A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Doug Magnus (R) 9,831 55.44%
Mike McCarvel (DFL) 7,887 44.48%
Write-In 14 0.08%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Magnus raised $42,637 in contributions.[4]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $7,988
Doug Magnus Campaign Fund $6,579
Hamilton, Harrold E & Eleanor E $1,000


Listed below are the four largest contributors to Doug Magnus' 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $4,185
Murray County Republican Party $2,300
Rock County Republican Party $1,900
Independent Republican Finance Comm $1,500


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."[5]


Magnus received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 31st out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[6]


Magnus received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 24th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[7]

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Magnus and his wife Brenda have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Vickerman (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 22
Succeeded by
Bill Weber (R)
Preceded by
Minnesota State House District 22A
Succeeded by
Joe Schomacker (R)