|Minnesota House of Representatives District 62A|
|1981 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||32|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 4, 1980|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||College of Saint Teresa|
|Birthday||July 23, 1945|
|Place of birth||Fort Sill, OK|
|Profession||Instructor, University of Minnesota|
Clark is an instructor at the University of Minnesota. She earned her MPA from Harvard University and BSN from the College of Saint Teresa. She previously worked as an adjunct faculty member at State University, Obstetrics/Gynecology Nurse Practitioner, and a public health nurse.
Clark is a member of the Neighborhood Revitalization Policy Board, Southside Services For Mentally Retarded Board, Child Care Task Force, Governors Workforce Development Council, Jobs Political Caucus, Minneapolis Lead Advisory Network, and the Park House Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Day Activity Center Community Advisory Council.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Clark served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Capital Investment|
|• Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance|
|• Housing Finance and Policy, Chair|
|• Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Clark served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Capital Investment|
|• Jobs and Economic Development Finance|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Clark served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
On February 17, 2013, Senator Scott Dibble announced on a talk show that he would introduce a bill in the Minnesota State Senate to legalize same-sex marriage. Clark is expected to do introduce a similar bill in the Minnesota House of Representatives, and Governor Mark Dayton has already stated his support for same-sex marriage. Clark, Dibble, and other same-sex marriage supporters defeated the proposed Minnesota Same-Sex Marriage Amendment in the November 6, 2012 election.
Clark won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 62A. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Kurtis Hanna (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 62A, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Karen Clark Incumbent||90%||12,672|
Clark won re-election to the District 61A Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Nicholas Skrivanek (R) and Sadik Warfa (Independence Party of Minnesota) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 61A (2010)|
|Karen Clark (DFL)||5,963||78.48%|
|Nicholas Skrivanek (R)||746||9.82%|
Karen Clark raised $25,213 for her campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 61A (2008)|
|Karen Clark (DFL)||11,005||88.84%|
|S. Andrew Sheppard (R)||1,325||10.70%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Clark received $25,399 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Karen Clark's campaign in 2010|
|Cmte Of Thirteen PAC||$500|
|Minneapolis Federation Of Teachers||$500|
|Minnesota Nurses Association||$400|
|Total Raised in 2010||$25,399|
Listed below is the largest contributor to Karen Clark's 2008 campaign.
- Minnesota House of Representatives - Rep. Karen Clark
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Clark
- ↑ CBS Minnesota, "Sen. Dibble Plans To Introduce Gay Marriage Bill This Week," February 18, 2013
- ↑ 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 Clark's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
Jim Davnie (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 62A
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 61A
| Succeeded by|
Frank Hornstein (DFL)
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