|Minnesota House of Representatives District 55A|
|2003 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||10|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 5, 2002|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Board Member, Minnesota Regional Transit Board|
|1993 – 1995|
|City Council, Shakopee City Council|
|1991 – 1995|
|Bachelor's||Bethany College of Missions (1975)|
|Birthday||July 22, 1953|
|Place of birth||Clearfield, Pennsylvania|
|Profession||Publisher, Minnesota Christian Chronicle Newspaper|
Beard is Publisher of the Minnesota Christian Chronicle Newspaper. He previously worked as Owner/Operator of the Macalester Park Public Company from 1987-1995.
Beard served on the Minnesota Regional Transit Board from 1993-1995, and the Shakopee City Council from 1991-1995.
He is married and has 4 children.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Beard served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Energy Policy|
|• Transportation Finance|
|• Transportation Policy|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Beard served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance|
|• Government Operations and Elections|
|• Transportation Policy and Finance, Chair|
|• Ways and Means|
Beard won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 55A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Chuck Berg (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 55A, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Michael Beard Incumbent||54.7%||10,008|
Michael Beard raised $34,535 for his campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 35A (2008)|
|Michael Beard (R)||15,431||55.04%|
|Sue Bruns (DFL)||12,553||44.77%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Beard received $19,733 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Michael Beard's campaign in 2010|
|35th Senate District Republican Party||$500|
|Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance||$500|
|Great River Energy||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$19,733|
Listed below are the two largest contributors to Michael Beard's 2008 campaign.
|35th Senate District Republican Party||$2,100|
- Mike Beard's personal website
- Minnesota House of Representatives - Rep. Michael Beard
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2002
- Michael Beard on LinkedIn
Leon Lillie (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 55A
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota State House District 35A
| Succeeded by|
Jim Abeler (R)
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