|Minnesota House of Representatives District 22A|
|2011 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Southwest Minnesota State University|
|Master's||George Washington University|
|Profession||Owner, Nexus Political Consulting|
Schomacker is an independent public relations consultant, working with political and non-profit organizations and small town businesses.
Shomacker graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall with degrees in Public Administration, Speech Communication and Political Science. Joe also earned a Masters degree in Professional Studies from George Washington University online.
Schomacker's website highlights the following campaign themes:
Jobs and Economic Development
- Excerpt:"Continue the discussion between business and educators about the mismatch between skilled workers and the jobs available."
Government Spending And Reform
- Excerpt:"Minnesotans can’t afford state’s spending growth. We need to reduce spending and cut back during lean times like this. A slash and burn approach to reducing spending isn’t practical, either. We need to have a thoughtful approach and honest debate about wants versus needs, and what taxpayers are willing to pay."
- Excerpt:"A focus on reforming how healthcare is provided in this state will not only provide better access to affordable care, but also drive the cost to the state down."
- Excerpt:"A student is a student regardless of where they live or the size of their school. The cost to educate students in small rural schools is similar to the Twin Cities, but these schools often lack the money to cover basic funding issues due to their small student population."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Schomacker served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health and Human Services Finance|
|• Health and Human Services Policy|
|• Housing Finance and Policy|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schomacker served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Rural Development|
|• Health and Human Services Finance|
|• Judiciary Policy and Finance|
Schomacker won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 22A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Eugene Short (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 22A, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Joe Schomacker Incumbent||59.1%||11,555|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 22A (2010)|
|Ted Winter (DFL)||5,807||43.27%|
|Joe Schomacker (R)||7,595||56.59%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Schomacker raised $25,223 in contributions.
His five largest contributors were:
|Murray County RPM||$1,800|
|Rock County RPM||$1,500|
|Pipestone County RPM||$1,000|
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- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Nursing homes rally for more funding - Worthington Daily Globe
- Seniors, caregivers rally for 'five and five' increase - In-Forum
- Letter: Legislative survey results announced - Worthington Daily Globe
- Letter: We need to to get tougher yet on tobacco - Worthington Daily Globe
- Governor tours storm damage - Worthington Daily Globe
- Murray County News - Murray County News
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Schomacker is single.
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Facebook profile
- Twitter account
Doug Magnus (R)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 22A
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