|Minnesota House of Representatives District 64B|
|1997 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||16|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 5, 1996|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||College of Saint Scholastica|
|Birthday||December 27, 1953|
|Place of birth||Duluth, MN|
|Profession||Resource Specialist, Battered Women's Justice Project|
Paymar is a Resource Specialist at the Battered Women's Justice Project. He has previously been a Program Coordinator for the National Training Project, Consultant for the Open Society Institute, social worker, and teacher.
Paymar earned his MPA from Hamline University and BA in Education/History from the College of Saint Scholastica. He is a Board Member of ClearWay Minnesota, Eastern European Medical Society, Junior League of Saint Paul, and Scenic Minnesota. He is single and has 2 children.
Paymar's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"The bonding bill makes strategic, targeted investments in high-priority; shovel-ready infrastructure improvements to maximize job creation impact and strengthen Minnesota's economy."
- Excerpt:"We all should all be concerned with increasing tuition levels that our students pay because the State continues to reduce appropriations to higher education."
Health and Human Services
- Excerpt:"With the state facing another $3-$4 billion deficit next year, I fear that more draconian cuts will be made to the Health and Humans services budget hurting the most vulnerable, unless revenues are raised."
Public Safety and Guns
- Excerpt:"I was given the Courage Award by Protect Minnesota an organization that seeks reasonable gun laws for the work that I've done to end gun violence in Minnesota."
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
- Excerpt:"On energy and environment matters, I voted against a bill to weaken the moratorium on building nuclear power plants in Minnesota. I'm convinced that we should not lift the moratorium unless there is proven and safe way to store nuclear waste."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Paymar served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Civil Law|
|• Judiciary Finance and Policy|
|• Public Safety Finance and Policy, Chair|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Paymar served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Jobs and Economic Development Finance|
|• Rules and Legislative Administration|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Paymar served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Civil Justice|
|• Public Safety Policy and Oversight|
Paymarwon re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 64B. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Brandon Carmack (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 64B, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Michael Paymar Incumbent||72.3%||17,273|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 64B (2010)|
|Michael Paymar (DFL)||12,209||69.39%|
|Andrew Smith (R)||5,369||30.52%|
Michael Paymar raised $30,664 for his campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 64B (2008)|
|Michael Paymar (DFL)||16,143||71.85%|
|Emory Dively (R)||6,284||27.97%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Paymar received $22,941 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Michael Paymar's campaign in 2010|
|Kayser, Marlene B||$375|
|Afscme Minnesota Council 5||$300|
|Kayser, Thomas C||$250|
|Total Raised in 2010||$22,941|
Listed below is the largest contributor to Michael Paymar's 2008 campaign.
- Michael Paymar's campaign website
- Minnesota House of Representatives - Rep. Michael Paymar
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- Michael Paymar on Facebook
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Paymar
- ↑ "paymarcampaign," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ 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
- ↑ 2008 General Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money's report on Paymar's 2008 campaign contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
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