Melissa Hortman

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Melissa Hortman
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 36B
Incumbent
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBoston University
J.D.University of Minnesota Law School
Personal
BirthdayMay 27, 1970
Place of birthFridley, Minnesota
ProfessionVice President, John's Auto Parts
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Melissa Hortman (b. May 27, 1970) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 36B. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004, and served as Speaker Pro Tempore in the 2013 session. Hortman is a former Minority Whip.

Biography

Hortman's professional experience includes working as an attorney, law clerk, and Vice President of John's Auto Parts.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Civil Law
Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Energy Policy, Chair
Health and Human Services Finance
Judiciary Finance and Policy
Rules and Legislative Administration

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Jerry Newton is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mandy Benz is unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hortman won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 36B. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Andrew Reinhardt (R) and Andrew Kratoska (Independence) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 36B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMelissa Hortman Incumbent 55.3% 11,679
     Republican Andrew Reinhardt 40.5% 8,555
     Independence Andrew Kratoska 4.2% 891
Total Votes 21,125

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hortman won re-election to the District 47B seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Linda Etim (R) and Don Hallblade (Independence Party of Minnesota) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 47B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Melissa Hortman (DFL) 8,278 51.3%
Linda Etim (R) 7,030 42.56%
Don Hallblade (Independence) 822 5.09%
Write-In 7 0.04%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Hortman won election to the District 47B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Andrew Reinhardt. [6]

Hortman raised $44,008 for her campaign.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 47B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Melissa Hortman (DFL) 12,382 54.74%
Andrew Reinhardt (R) 10,187 45.04%
Write-In 50 0.22%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hortman is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Hortman raised a total of $244,767 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 16, 2013.[8]

Melissa Hortman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 36B Won $29,153
2010 Minnesota State House, District 47B Won $28,607
2008 Minnesota State House, District 47B Won $44,008
2006 Minnesota State House, District 47B Won $58,452
2004 Minnesota State House, District 47B Won $34,830
2002 Minnesota State House, District 47B Defeated $30,848
1998 Minnesota State House, District 48A Defeated $18,869
Grand Total Raised $244,767

2012

Hortman won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hortman raised a total of $29,153.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Melissa Hortman's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$5,385
36th Senate District DFL New$750
Womenwinning$500
SEIU Minnesota State Council$500
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 539$500
Total Raised in 2012$29,153
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hortman won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hortman raised a total of $28,607.

2008

Hortman won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Hortman raised a total of $44,008.

2006

Hortman won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Hortman raised a total of $58,542.

2004

Hortman won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Hortman raised a total of $34,830.

2002

Hortman lost the election for the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Hortman raised a total of $30,848.

1998

Hortman lost the election for the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Hortman raised a total of $18,869.

Personal

Hortman is married with two children. She has been a Girl Scout leader, and a member of the Anoka-Hennepin School District 11 Parent Legislative Team, Free2B! Board, Business Democrats Board, Brooklyn Park Citizens Long Range Improvement Committee.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pat Garofalo (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 36B
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 47B
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Joe Hoppe (R)