|Minnesota House of Representatives District 38A|
|2011 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Birthday||June 11, 1946|
|Profession||Small Business Owner|
Runbeck is a small business owner and corporate executive. Prior to her time in the legislature, Linda was president of the Taxpayers League of Minnesota.
Runbeck graduated from Bethel University.
Runbeck's website highlights the following campaign themes:
Jobs & The Economy
- Excerpt:"To improve the state's economic competitiveness, the focus must be to: overhaul our regulatory environment, reduce business taxes, ensure reliable low-cost energy, enact across-the-board policies rather than choosing favored industries, expedite the commercialization of technology developed at the U of M, refrain from increasing the cost of labor and taxing success."
- Excerpt:"We can't spend our way to prosperity. This maxim is as appropriate for government budgets as it is for family budgets."
- Excerpt:"Linda supports a "jobs-friendly" environment to move Minnesota?s economy forward. She believes tax increases should not be on the table."
- Excerpt:"Linda supported this legislation for referendum equalization aid and debt service equalization aid which was signed by Gov. Carlson."
- Excerpt:"Linda supports market-based health care solutions as the most effective way to stem the rising costs of health care."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Runbeck served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Transportation Policy|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Runbeck served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Civil Law|
Runbeck won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 38A. She was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Patrick Davern (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 38A, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Linda Runbeck Incumbent||58.1%||12,197|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 53A (2010)|
|Paul Gardner (DFL)||7,851||43.63%|
|Linda Runbeck (R)||10,131||56.31%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Runbeck received $1,957 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Linda Runbeck's campaign in 2010|
|House Dist 53A||$500|
|Anderson, George E||$500|
|Clark, James T||$100|
|Total Raised in 2010||$1,957|
Runbeck and her husband Richard have one child.
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- ↑ "lindarunbeck," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Minnesota Leaders," February 3, 2012
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," Accessed June 18, 2012
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State – 2010 General Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
Diane Anderson (R)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 38A
| Succeeded by|
Paul Gardner (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 53A
| Succeeded by|
Joann Ward (DFL)
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