Pam Myhra

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Pam Myhra
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 56A
Incumbent
In office
January 4, 2011 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Saint Thomas
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Pam Myhra is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 56A. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Myhra is running for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota in the 2014 elections.[1]

Biography

Myhra graduated from the University of St. Thomas. Her professional experience includes working as a Certified Public Accountant, and a manager at KPMG, specializing in banking, insurance, and government.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy
Education Finance
Taxes

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Myhra served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Myhra's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Excerpt: "The practice of responsible government"
  • Excerpt: "A free market system, where people and their businesses are not crushed under a heavy burden of taxation and regulation"
  • Excerpt: "Personal responsibility"
  • Excerpt: "The protection of innocent human life, including the unborn child, the sick, and the elderly"
  • Excerpt: "Quality education achieved through informed parental involvement and meaningful performance evaluation of both teachers and programs"

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota Lieutenant Gubernatorial election, 2014

On February 27, 2014, gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert announced that Pam Myhra would be his running mate for the 2014 elections.[1] The are seeking the Republican nomination in the open primary election in hope of ousting current incumbent Mark Dayton (D) in the general election. Dayton was first elected governor in 2010 and will run for a second term in 2014.[3]

The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Myhra won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 56A. She was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated David John Jensen (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 56A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPam Myhra Incumbent 54% 10,905
     Democratic David John Jensen 46% 9,278
Total Votes 20,183

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Myhra won election to the District 40A seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated William Morgan (DFL) and Bruce Johnson (C) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 40A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Will Morgan (DFL) 6,203 46.48%
Green check mark transparent.png Pam Myhra (R) 6,675 50.02%
Bruce Johnson 458 3.43%
Write-In 10 0.07%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Myhra is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Myhra raised a total of $72,407 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.[7]

Pam Myhra's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 56A Won $36,250
2010 Minnesota House, District 40A Won $36,157
Grand Total Raised $72,407

2012

Myhra won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Myhra raised a total of $36,250.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Pam Myhra's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$3,448
Myhra, Pam$2,427
40th Senate District Republican Party of Minnesota$1,000
56th Senate District Republican Party of Minnesota New$750
Minnesota Society of CPAs$500
Total Raised in 2012$36,250
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Myhra raised $36,157 in contributions.[8]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $4,864
Powell, Duke House Dist 40A Cmte $2,200
40th Senate District RPM $1,500
Johnson, Todd House Dist 40A Cmte $1,000

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."[9]

2013

Myhra received a score of 85% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 48th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[10]

2012

Myhra received a score of 86% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 24th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[11]

2011

Myhra received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 32nd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [12]

Personal

Myhra and her husband, Chuck, have three adult children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kathy Lohmer (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 56A
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
William Morgan (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 40A
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Michael Nelson (DFL)