|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 11A|
|January 8, 2013 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sundin served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy|
|• Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries, Vice-chair|
|• Transportation Finance|
|• Transportation Policy|
Sundin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
The Road Less Traveled (for good reason).
- Excerpt: "The Highway 73 rebuild is the number one highway project needed in House District 11A. Everyday that road is left in poor shape, a minor tragedy occurs in Western Carlton County. That tragedy is the loss of productive time and economic opportunity for residents in that area. Hopefully, a life-ending disaster will never unfold along Highway 73. Nothing should be more important than the economic health and physical safety of our residents! We need invest in poor rural areas too, we need to do better now, for all of 11A , and for all of Minnesota."
Proposed Voter ID Constitutional Amendment and Why it’s a Bad Idea for Minnesota.
- Excerpt: "We have an imaginary problem, and a proposed solution that doesn’t even address the imaginary problem. That “solution” will cost the Taxpayers millions of dollars that we don’t have, and the only thing we know for sure is that it will be a burden to well more than 300,000 Minnesota voters. Do you think all of those people will go through all this added trouble to vote?"
Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Mike Sundin was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Tim Hafvenstein was unopposed in the Republican primary. Sundin defeated Hafvenstein in the general election.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 11A General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Mike Sundin Incumbent||62.3%||9,493|
Sundin won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 11A. He defeated Bruce Ahlgren in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Jim Putnam (R) and Cory Pylkka (Independence) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 11A, General Election, 2012|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 11A Democratic Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Sundin is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Sundin raised a total of $26,706 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 1, 2013.
|Mike Sundin's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota State House, District 11A||$26,706|
|Grand Total Raised||$26,706|
2012Sundin won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sundin raised a total of $26,706.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mike Sundin's campaign in 2012|
|11th Senate District Dfl New||$575|
|Carpenters Local 361 Pol Fund||$500|
|Carlton County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$500|
|Painters Local 61 Political Action||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$26,706|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.
- Liberty Minnesota: 2014
- Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.
- Americans for Prosperity Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."
- Minnesota Family Council: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.
- Minnesota Majority: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on "a wide range of issues including taxes, government spending, elections, childcare unionization, property rights and energy policy" per "the traditional values position."
- Taxpayers League of Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.
Taxpayers League of Minnesota
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Mikesundin.com, "Issues." Retrieved July 4, 2013 (timed out)
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 general election results," accessed November 5, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Sundin, Mike." Retrieved July 1, 2013
- Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
- Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
Torrey Westrom (R)
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