Kathy Lohmer

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Kathy Lohmer
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 39B
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 15, 1954
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kathy Lohmer (b. January 15, 1954) is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 39B. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lohmer served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Lohmer's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Taxes

  • 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."

State Government

  • Excerpt: "State government needs to find more innovative ways of operating, rather than increasing their budgets."

Healthcare

  • 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."

Family Issues

  • 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

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

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.[2][3]

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[4][5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 39B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKathy Lohmer Incumbent 53.1% 12,100
     Democratic Tom DeGree 46.9% 10,707
Total Votes 22,807

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lohmer won election to the District 56A seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Julie Bunn (DFL) and Jim Martin, Minnesota (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 56A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Kathy Lohmer (DFL) 9,166 49.67%
Green check mark transparent.png Julie Bunn (R) 8,259 44.76%
Jim Martin (I) 1,018 5.52%
Write-In 10 0.05%

Campaign donors

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.[7]

Kathy Lohmer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 39B Won $48,385
2010 Minnesota House, District 56A Won $44,662
2008 Minnesota House, District 56A Defeated $46,231
Grand Total Raised $139,278

2012

Lohmer 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
Public Fund$3,843
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

2010

In 2010, Lohmer raised $44,662 in contributions.[8]

Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $5,430 to her campaign.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.

Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."[9]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.

2013

In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.

Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."[10]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[11]
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."[12]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
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."[13]

2013

Lohmer received a score of 85% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 50th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[14]

2012

Lohmer received a score of 86% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 27th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[15]

2011

Lohmer received a score of 92% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 4th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [16]

Personal

Lohmer and her husband, Greg, have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joe Atkins (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 39B
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Julie Bunn (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 56A
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Pam Myhra (R)