|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 39B|
|2011 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Birthday||January 15, 1954|
|Profession||Small Business Owner|
- 1 Committee assignments
- 2 Issues
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Personal
- 7 Recent news
- 8 External links
- 9 References
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lohmer served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health and Human Services Policy|
|• Higher Education Finance and Policy|
|• Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy|
|• Public Safety Finance and Policy|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lohmer served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health and Human Services Finance|
|• Health and Human Services Reform|
|• State Government Finance|
Lohmer's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "I believe that local units of government are more responsive to people within their community. Revenue generated at local levels should stay at local levels to promote prosperity and investment in our communities."
- Excerpt: "State government needs to find more innovative ways of operating, rather than increasing their budgets."
- Excerpt: "Health care mandates in Minnesota drive up the cost of coverage and require coverage for health benefits many enrollees never use. The state should allow individuals to purchase a policy with fewer mandates that are more tailored to their needs and financial situation."
- Excerpt: "I will defend life from conception until natural death. I support banning the use of public funds for abortions and prohibiting any medical procedure or therapy that would deliberately cause or hasten death."
Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Tom Degree was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Kathy Lohmer was unopposed in the Republican primary. Lohmer defeated Degree in the general election.
Lohmer won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 39B. She was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Tom DeGree (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 39B, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Kathy Lohmer Incumbent||53.1%||12,100|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 56A (2010)|
|Kathy Lohmer (DFL)||9,166||49.67%|
|Julie Bunn (R)||8,259||44.76%|
|Jim Martin (I)||1,018||5.52%|
Comprehensive donor information for Lohmer is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Lohmer raised a total of $139,278 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.
|Kathy Lohmer's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota House, District 39B||$48,385|
|2010||Minnesota House, District 56A||$44,662|
|2008||Minnesota House, District 56A||$46,231|
|Grand Total Raised||$139,278|
2012Lohmer won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lohmer raised a total of $48,385.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kathy Lohmer's campaign in 2012|
|39th Senate District Republican Party of Minnesota||$750|
|Lohmer, Kathleen M.||$500|
|Haire, Lucretta A.||$500|
|Minnesota Oncology Hematology||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$48,385|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Lohmer raised $44,662 in contributions.
Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $5,430 to her campaign.
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.
- Liberty Minnesota: 2014
- Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.
- Americans for Prosperity Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."
- Minnesota Family Council: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.
- Minnesota Majority: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on "a wide range of issues including taxes, government spending, elections, childcare unionization, property rights and energy policy" per "the traditional values position."
- Taxpayers League of Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.
Taxpayers League of Minnesota
The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."
Lohmer and her husband, Greg, have four children.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- "kathylohmer," Official Campaign Website
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Lohmer, Kathy," accessed December 13, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
- Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Joe Atkins (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 39B
| Succeeded by|
Julie Bunn (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 56A
| Succeeded by|
Pam Myhra (R)
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