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Gretchen Hoffman

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Gretchen Hoffman
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Minnesota State Senate District 10
Former Member
In office
2011 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthFargo, ND
ProfessionOwner, Yarn Renaissance LLC
Office website
Gretchen Hoffman (b. April 21, 1957) is a former Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 10 from 2011 to 2013.

Hoffman is a business owner and registered nurse.

Committee assignments


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


Presidential preference


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

Gretchen Hoffman endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Hoffman had no opponent in the primary. She defeated incumbent Dan Skogen (DFL) in the general election.[2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 10 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png Gretchen Hoffman (R) 17048 54.79%
Dan Skogen (DFL) 14040 45.12%
Write-In 29 0.09%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hoffman raised $45,683 in contributions.[3]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $9,889
Hoffman, Gretchen M $3,000
Otter Trail County RPM $2,000
Hoffman, Gretchen M $1,000


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."[4]


Hoffman received a score of 86% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 5th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[5]


Hoffman received a score of 92% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 2nd out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[6]

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Hoffman and her husband Virgil have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dan Skogen (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 10
Succeeded by
Carrie Ruud (R)