|Minnesota State Senate District 28|
|2011 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||St. Cloud State University|
|Profession||Store Owner, Sears|
John was elected Mayor of Red Wing, Minnesota in 2008. Howe has also owned a Sears store, and worked as a corrections officer.
Howe earned his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from St. Cloud State University.
Howe's website highlights the following campaign themes:
Reducing Government's Footprint
- Excerpt:"No matter what the issue, the principle of Reducing Government's Footprint guides John in his decision making. He understands that every government rule and regulation takes away a little bit of our personal freedom and liberty, and he studies every issue with that in mind. "
Taxes and Spending
- Excerpt:"A member of the Senate Taxes committee, John understands that the problem with Minnesota's taxes is not that they are too low."
Jobs and the Economy
- Excerpt:"As a small business owner and entrepreneur, John understands that economic growth and good private sector jobs are created when the private sector is allowed to flourish."
- Excerpt:"As a graduate of public schools and St. Cloud State University, John recognizes the importance of public education. He also understands that taxpayers are asking for more accountability and better outcomes from the education system."
- Excerpt:"Shortly after his election, John was made vice chair of the Senate Transportation committee, and immediately began partnering with MN/DOT to work on important safety issues in his district."
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Howe served on these committees:
- Energy, Utilities, Technology, and Communications
- Jobs and Economic Growth
- Transportation, Vice Chair
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012
|Minnesota State Senate, District 21, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mike Dudley Incumbent||47.5%||19,846|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010
|Minnesota State Senate, District 28 (2010)|
|John Howe (R)||16706||54.99%|
|Joe Fricke (DFL)||13649||44.93%|
In 2010, Howe raised $47,193 in contributions. 
His three largest contributors were:
|Howe, John S||$5,000|
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- GOP flyaround notes - Examiner.com
- He knew where the bodies were buried - Sydney Morning Herald
- Bill that freezes high ed tuition on way to Dayton; he says he'll sign - St. Cloud Times
- Finalists announced for Lady Byng Trophy - USA TODAY
- The NHLs Original Six Impeded the Growth of the Sport in the U.S. - newjerseynewsroom.com
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Howe and his spouse Lisa have three children.
- Campaign site
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
Steve Murphy (DFL)
|Minnesota State Senate District 28
| Succeeded by|
Jeremy Miller (R)