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Mike Freiberg

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Mike Freiberg
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 45B
Incumbent
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mike Freiberg is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 45B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance
Government Operations, Vice-chair
Legacy
State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Freiberg's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Education

  • Excerpt: "If elected, my first priority will be not only paying back our schools, but increasing investment in education at every level."

Taxes

  • Excerpt: "I support a balanced and progressive approach to tax policy that will ease the burden on the middle class while making the upper class pay their fair share."

Marriage Equality

  • Excerpt: "I strongly support marriage equality, and I oppose the amendment that will be on the ballot that would define marriage as between one man and one woman."

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Freiberg won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 45B. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Reid Johnson (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 45B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Freiberg 66% 15,053
     Republican Reid Johnson 34% 7,740
Total Votes 22,793

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Freiberg is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Freiberg raised a total of $25,790 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[4]

Mike Freiberg's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 45B Won $25,790
Grand Total Raised $25,790

2012

Freiberg won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Freiberg raised a total of $25,790.

Scorecards

Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[5]

2013

Freiberg received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 118th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lyndon Carlson (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 45B
2013- present
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