|Minnesota House of Representatives District 63B|
|1987 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||26|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 4, 1986|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||George Washington University|
|J.D.||William Mitchell College of Law|
|Place of birth||Washington, DC|
Wagenius earned her JD from the William Mitchell College of Law and BA from George Washington University. She has worked as a Staff Attorney for the Minnesota Court of Appeals, Peace Corps Volunteer, and Manager of a telephone company.
She is married and has 2 children.
Wagenius's website highlights the following campaign themes:
Ethics and Campaign Finance
- Excerpt:"Jean started the "No Perks Pledge" in the Minnesota House that lead to the ban on gifts to legislators. "
- Excerpt:"Jean authored the law that provided the first state funds for class size reduction."
Clean air and water
- Excerpt:"Jean was chief author of the 2007 and 2009 Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy Omnibus Finance Bills which put Minnesota on track to complete testing the State’s waters every 10 years, develop cleanup plans and begin the cleanup process."
Affordable Housing and a Livable City
- Excerpt:"Over the strenuous objections of wealthy suburban interests, Jean designed and passed the "This Old House" law to encourage the renovation of older homes by giving a tax incentive for improvements. Many residents took advantage of the law during its ten-year duration and the resulting improvements have had a lasting positive effect on our neighborhoods."
- Excerpt:"Jean advocates for transportation funding that includes bus and rail transit as well as roads rather than a “roads-only” policy."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wagenius served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture Policy|
|• Environment and Natural Resources Policy|
|• Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance, Chair|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wagenius served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wagenius served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Environment Policy and Oversight|
Wagenius won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 63B. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Matt Ashley (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 63B, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Jean Wagenius Incumbent||76.6%||17,181|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 62B (2010)|
|Jean Wagenius (DFL)||13,243||77.19%|
|Deanna Boss (R)||3,868||22.55%|
Jean Wagenius raised $15,867 for her campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 62B (2008)|
|Jean Wagenius (DFL)||17,394||79.20%|
|Jeffrey Gunness (R)||4,517||20.57%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Wagenius received $16,062 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jean Wagenius's campaign in 2010|
|Total Raised in 2010||$16,062|
Listed below is the largest contributor to Jean Wagenius' 2008 campaign.
- Jean Wagenius' personal website
- Minnesota House of Representatives - Rep. Jean Wagenius
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2000, 1998, 1996
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Wagenius
- ↑ "jeanwagenius," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," Accessed June 18, 2012
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State – 2010 General Election Results
- ↑ 2008 General Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Wagenius's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
Linda Slocum (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 63B
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 62B
| Succeeded by|
Susan Allen (DFL)
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