|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 18B|
|2011 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Date of birth||February 1, 1952|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Gruenhagen graduated from American College, and holds degrees as a Chartered Financial Consultant and Chartered Life Underwriter. His professional experience includes owning Gruenhagen Insurance and Financial Services.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Gruenhagen served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Education Finance|
|• Health and Human Services Finance|
|• Health and Human Services Policy|
|• Higher Education Finance and Policy|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gruenhagen served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Civil Law|
|• Health and Human Services Reform|
|• Judiciary Policy and Finance|
Gruenhagen's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Right to Life
- Excerpt: "The most basic and fundamental right which comes from God is the right to life. I am pro life from conception to natural death. When a nation aborts 50 million of its own children it is not only morally reprehensible, but also leads to severe economic consequences."
Jobs & Taxes
- Excerpt: "High taxes and government regulations make it difficult for MN businesses to prosper, create jobs and compete globally."
- Excerpt: "I oppose Obama-care, which increases premiums and will lead to rationed healthcare. It must be repealed and replaced with true healthcare reform."
- Excerpt: "We need to protect the environment, however I would oppose any form of a Cap and Trade scheme, which if implemented will only drive up energy costs for our families and businesses and will do nothing to protect the environment."
- Excerpt: "We must build new nuclear power plants and utilize clean coal technology, along with expanded use of natural gas. Our country has the resources to become energy independent."
Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Mary Sawatzky was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Dave Baker was unopposed in the Republican primary. Baker defeated Sawatzky in the general election.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 17B General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Mary Sawatzky Incumbent||49.3%||7,593|
Gruenhagen won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 17B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Logan Campa (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 18B, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Glenn Gruenhager Incumbent||58.1%||11,053|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 25A (2010)|
|Mick McGuire (DFL)||7,963||48.91%|
|Glenn Gruenhagen (R)||8,299||50.97%|
Comprehensive donor information for Gruenhagen is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Gruenhagen raised a total of $53,898 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.
|Glenn Gruenhagen's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota State House, District 18B||$27,241|
|2010||Minnesota State House, District 25A||$26,657|
|Grand Total Raised||$53,898|
2012Gruenhagen won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gruenhagen raised a total of $27,241.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Glenn Gruenhagen's campaign in 2012|
|Minnesota Oncology Hematology||$500|
|Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance||$500|
|Haselow, Robert E.||$350|
|Minnesota Dental Association||$350|
|Total Raised in 2012||$27,241|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Gruenhagen won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Gruenhagen raised a total of $26,657.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Glenn Gruenhagen's campaign in 2010|
|Gruenhagen, Glenn H.||$3,669|
|Rice County RPM||$2,000|
|Lesueur County RPM||$1,000|
|2nd Congressional District RPM||$580|
|Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$26,657|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.
- Liberty Minnesota: 2014
- Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.
- Americans for Prosperity Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."
- Minnesota Family Council: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.
- Minnesota Majority: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on "a wide range of issues including taxes, government spending, elections, childcare unionization, property rights and energy policy" per "the traditional values position."
- Taxpayers League of Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.
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."
Gruenhagen and his wife, Emily, have three children.
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- "glennforstaterep," Official Campaign Website
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 general election results," accessed November 5, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Greunhagen, Glenn." Retrieved July 11, 2013
- Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
- Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Dean Urdahl (R)
|Minnesota State House District 18B
| Succeeded by|
Laura Brod (R)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 25A
| Succeeded by|
Duane Quam (R)
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