Kim Norton

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Kim Norton
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 25B
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Majority Leader, Minnesota House of Representatives
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Nebraska,
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 22, 1957
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionLutheran/Unitarian Universalist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kim Norton (b. September 22, 1957) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 25B. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006. In the 2013 legislative session, Norton served as an Assistant Majority Leader.

Norton served on the Rochester School Board.

Biography

Norton's professional experience includes working as a substitute teacher for ISD 535-Rochester Public Schools, and District Manager of the Upper Midwest Region for Junior Achievement.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Norton served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment
Health and Human Services Finance, Vice-chair
Higher Education Finance and Policy
Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy
Rules and Legislative Administration

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Norton served on the following committees:

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. Incumbent Kim Norton was unopposed in both the Democratic primary and the general election.[2][3][4]

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Norton won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 25B. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Melissa Valeriano (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 25B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKim Norton Incumbent 57.6% 11,869
     Republican Melissa Valeriano 42.4% 8,725
Total Votes 20,594

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Norton won re-election to the District 29B seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Mike Rolih (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 29B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kim Norton (DFL) 7,820 53.34%
Mike Rolih (R) 6,829 46.58%
Write-In 11 0.08%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Kim Norton won election to the District 29B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Jason Johnson. [8]

Kim Norton raised $34,753 for her campaign.[9]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 29B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kim Norton (DFL) 12142 61.50%
Jason Johnson (R) 7553 38.26%
Write-In 48 0.24%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Norton is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Norton raised a total of $180,170 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[10]

Kim Norton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 25B Won $29,010
2010 Minnesota State House, District 29B Won $38,729
2008 Minnesota State House, District 29B Won $34,753
2006 Minnesota State House, District 29B Won $40,588
2004 Minnesota State House, District 29B Defeated $37,090
Grand Total Raised $180,170

2012

Norton won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Norton raised a total of $29,010.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kim Norton's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$4,656
25B House District DFL (Olmsted-25)$535
Olmsted County DFL$513
Carns, Bridget$250
Kang, Kim$250
Total Raised in 2012$29,010
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Norton won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Norton raised a total of $38,729.

2008

Norton won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Norton raised a total of $34,753.

2006

Norton won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Norton raised a total of $40,588.

2004

Norton lost the election for the Democratic in 2004. During that election cycle, Norton raised a total of $37,090.

Scorecards

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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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."[11]
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."[12]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[13]
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."[14]
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."[15]

2013

Norton received a score of 8% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 68th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[16]

2012

Norton received a score of 0% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 116th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[17]

2011

Norton received a score of 23% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 73rd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [18]

Personal

Norton is married with four children. She has been Co-Chair of Statewide Steps to a Healthier Minnesota Committee and the Darn Fine Ladies/Democrat Farmer Labor Women's Group; and a member of the Greater Rochester Area University Committee, Rotary Club, Community Curriculum Advisory Committee - Independent School District 535, and the Community Education Advisory Committee.[1]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Norton
  2. Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
  3. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
  4. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Results," accessed November 4, 2014
  5. Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
  6. Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
  7. Minnesota Secretary of State – 2010 General Election Results
  8. Minnesota Secretary of State, "All Races by Legislative District," accessed April 23, 2014
  9. Follow the Money's report on Norton's 2008 campaign contributions
  10. Follow the Money, "Norton, Kim." Retrieved July 11, 2013
  11. Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
  12. Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  13. Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  14. Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
  15. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
  16. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
  17. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
  18. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Kelby Woodard (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 25B
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 29B
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Marion O'Neill (R)