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Jerry McCarter

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Jerry McCarter
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Candidate for
Minnesota State Senate District 14
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Jerry McCarter was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 14 of the Minnesota State Senate.


Campaign themes

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

Invest in Children

  • Excerpt:"Investing in educating our community’s children is more than a moral obligation, it’s an economic obligation. The dollars we spend now will yield significant dividends later."

Jobs & Economic Development

  • Excerpt:"He is committed to helping develop strategies that promote workforce development today and into the future. Partnerships between the state, business, labor, and educational institutions will be critical to developing products and job opportunities for the 21st century."

Balanced Budget

  • Excerpt:"The legislature needs to address the long-term structural deficit with a sustainable long-term solution. The health and vitality of our state depend on it."

Fair & Equitable Taxation

  • Excerpt:"The entire tax code needs to be restructured to make it fairer and more equitable. Low-income and middle-class taxpayers should not pay a higher percentage of their incomes in state and local taxes than those with higher incomes."

Build Mutual Trust

  • Excerpt:"Building trust is essential to achieving results in the legislature. Jerry has a track record of bringing people together and helping to solve challenging problems."



See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

McCarter ran in the 2012 election for Minnesota State Senate District 14. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and was defeated by incumbent John Pederson (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Pederson Incumbent 52.6% 19,351
     Democratic Jerry McCarter 47.4% 17,434
Total Votes 36,785

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