|Minnesota House of Representatives District 26B|
|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||November 9, 1955|
|Profession||Assistant Professor, Business Admin.|
Benson is an assistant professor at Crossroads College in the Business Administration department.
Benson graduated from Eastern University with his MBA.
Benson's website highlights the following campaign themes:
Budget, Economic Development, And Jobs
- Excerpt:"Mike believes in and will advocate supply-side economics, a major component of the Reagan revolution."
- Excerpt:"Mike believes that there must be more local control and greater parent involvement in policy formation and curriculum choice. He believes that teachers cannot be called to be substitute parents and parents must be involved in their children’s education."
Environment And Energy
- Excerpt:"We need to be vigilant to make sure our environmental research and legislation continues to lead the country but without being a drag on the economic prosperity of all Minnesotans."
- Excerpt:"We need to work with and give incentive to all medical providers to duplicate the efforts of our world-class medical institutions, like Mayo Clinic, that are leading the way to reduce costs by digitizing records, paying physicians by salary rather than by procedures, and always putting the patient’s best interest first."
- Excerpt:"Mike understands how managing the farm has changed. He will work to reduce the taxes, permits, and fees that eat away farm families’ earnings and their ability invest in their future."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Benson served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries|
|• State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs|
|• Transportation Finance|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Benson served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health and Human Services Reform|
|• Higher Education Policy and Finance|
|• State Government Finance, Vice-chair|
|• Transportation Policy and Finance|
Benson won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 26B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Pat Stallman (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 26B, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mike Benson Incumbent||57.2%||12,427|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 30B (2010)|
|Andy Welti (DFL)||8,802||47.55%|
|Mike Benson (R)||9,692||52.36%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Benson raised $24,110 in contributions.
His three largest contributors were:
|Minnesota Republican Party||$2,150|
Benson and his wife Susan have four children.
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
Patti Fritz (DFL)
|Minnesota State House District 26B
| Succeeded by|
Andy Welti (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 30B
| Succeeded by|
David Fitzsimmons (R)
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