|Minnesota State Senate District 4|
|January 8, 2013 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||0|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 2A|
|Master's||Saint Cloud State University|
|Birthday||December 12, 1963|
Eken is a teacher. He received his MA in History from Saint Cloud State University and BA in Political Science/Education from Concordia College-Moorhead.
Eken is married and has four children.
Eken's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"He is very concerned about the increasing property taxes that hit Greater Minnesota much harder than other areas of the state."
- Excerpt:"Kent Eken fought to save the Homestead Credit, and voted against the elimination of this program which is so important to our citizens."
- Excerpt:"I will work to restore the Homestead Credit if elected to the State Senate."
- Excerpt:"Eken is also working to reduce tuition rates, protect our communities from floods, and to maintain and improve the quality of our education, health care, and transportation systems."
- Excerpt:"Eken is especially concerned about long-term care for our seniors who have given us so much."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Eken served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Capital Investment|
|• Higher Education and Workforce Development|
|• Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Eken served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Agriculture and Rural Development|
|• Transportation Policy and Finance|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Eken served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Environment Policy and Oversight, Chair|
|• Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs|
|• Ways and Means|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012
|Minnesota State Senate, District 4, General Election, 2012|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 2A (2010)|
|Kent Eken (DFL)||7,502||55.86%|
|Steve Green (R)||5,915||44.04%|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 2A (2008)|
|Kent Eken (DFL)||11,411||63.54%|
|Steve Green (R)||6,535||36.39%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Eken received $43,577 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kent Eken's campaign in 2010|
|Great River Energy||$500|
|Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance||$500|
|Minnesota Association Of Realtors||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$43,577|
Eken raised $54,217 for his campaign.
Listed below is the largest contributor to Kent Eken's 2008 campaign.
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- Deciding pay for Minnesota legislators - Minneapolis Star Tribune
- Tough legislative session comes to a close in Minnesota - Grand Forks Herald
- Capitol, flooding, veterans, disaster end Minn. legislative session - Prairie Business
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575 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155
- Representative Eken's Webpage at the Minnesota House of Representatives
- Campaign website
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2004, 2002
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Eken
- ↑ "votekenteken," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State – 2010 General Election Results
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State - District 2A 2008 General Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- ↑ 2008 Follow the Money's report on Kent's 2008 campaign contributions
John Carlson (R)
|Minnesota State Senate District 4
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota State House District 2A
| Succeeded by|
Roger A. Erickson (DFL)
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