|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 43B|
|2005 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||10|
|Assistant Majority Leader, Minnesota House of Representatives|
|2013 - 2014|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2004|
|Profession||Baggage Handler, Northwest Airlines|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Recent news
- 7 External links
- 8 References
Lillie served on the North St. Paul City Council from 1995 to 2004.
Lillie earned his B.A. in Political Science from Luther College and attended Nottingham University in the United Kingdom. His professional experience includes working as a baggage handler for Northwest Airlines.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lillie served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Capital Investment|
|• Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy|
|• Legacy, Vice-chair|
|• Rules and Legislative Administration|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lillie served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Regulatory Reform|
|• Rules and Legislative Administration|
|• State Government Finance|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lillie served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Commerce and Labor|
|• Rules and Legislative Administration|
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 Leon Lillie was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Justice Whitethorn was unopposed in the Republican primary. Lillie defeated Whitethorn in the general election.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 43B General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Leon Lillie Incumbent||58.1%||7,891|
Lillie won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 43B. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Kevin Klein (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 43B, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Leon Lillie Incumbent||60.5%||12,445|
Lillie won re-election to the District 55A seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Nathan Hansen (R) and Joseph Polencheck (Independence Party of Minnesota) in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 55A (2010)|
|Leon Lillie (DFL)||7,810||56.24%|
|Nathan Hansen (R)||5,136||36.98%|
|Joseph Polencheck (Independence)||930||6.7%|
Lillie raised $35,409 for his campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 55A (2008)|
|Leon Lillie (DFL)||11,749||59.96%|
|Christine Jacobson (R)||5,961||30.42%|
|Bob Zick (I)||1,862||9.50%|
Comprehensive donor information for Lillie is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Lillie raised a total of $148,096 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.
|Leon Lillie's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota House, District 43B||$19,242|
|2010||Minnesota House, District 55A||$32,134|
|2008||Minnesota House, District 55A||$35,409|
|2006||Minnesota House, District 55A||$27,830|
|2004||Minnesota House, District 55A||$33,481|
|Grand Total Raised||$148,096|
2012Lillie won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lillie raised a total of $19,242.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Leon Lillie's campaign in 2012|
|Senate District 43 Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$2,000|
|55th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$1,000|
|Minnesota Association of Realtors||$500|
|Mah Mah Wi No Min||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$19,242|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Lillie received $32,134 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Leon Lillie's campaign in 2010|
|55th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$3,500|
|Senate District 55 Dr||$1,000|
|Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance||$500|
|Minnesota Assoc Of Unreadable||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$32,134|
Listed below are the two largest contributors to Leon Lillie's 2008 campaign.
|55th Senate District Democrat-Farmer-Labor||$5,000|
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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
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- Office website
- Lillie's blog
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2004
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Lillie
- 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, "2014 Election Results," accessed November 4, 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
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "All Races by Legislative District," accessed April 23, 2014
- Follow the Money's report on Lillie's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Lillie, Leon M," accessed December 13, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Contributions," accessed January 1, 2015
- 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
John Benson (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 43B
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 55A
| Succeeded by|
Michael Beard (R)
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