Patricia Torres Ray
|Patricia Torres Ray|
|Minnesota State Senate District 63|
|2007 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 7, 2006|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||University of Minnesota|
|Master's||University of Minnesota|
|Birthday||March 25, 1964|
|Profession||Social Services Consultant|
Ray graduated from Minnesota with her Bachelor's and Master's in Public Affairs Degrees. Ray also serves as a Social Services Consultant/Policy Analyst/Program Administrator for the Minnesota Department of Human Services when the Senate is not in session.
Ray's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"Investing in our youngest citizens is the most important thing we do to guarantee the economic and social wellbeing of our community. "
- Excerpt:"My goal is to make health care more available to all Minnesotans: including low-income families, those who are self-employed, and those who cannot afford the health care offered through their employers."
- Excerpt:"I will support policies that seek to protect Minnesota's water, sky and vital ecosystems."
- Excerpt:"I support the expansion of public transportation that will be accessible to all residents of the Twin Cities."
- Excerpt:"I'll support investments in affordable housing to ensure that low and middle income working class residents are able to access stable and safe places to live."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ray served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Education, Chair|
|• Higher Education and Workforce Development|
|• State and Local Government|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ray served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Jobs and Economic Growth|
|• State Government Innovation and Veterans|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ray served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Health, Housing and Family Security|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012
Ray won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota State Senate District 63. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Patrick Marron (R) in the general election on November 6.
|Minnesota State Senate, District 63, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Patricia Torres Ray Incumbent||81%||36,866|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010
|Minnesota State Senate, District 62 (2010)|
|Patricia Torres Ray (DFL)||26671||79.64%|
|Patrick Elgin (R)||6751||20.16%|
|Minnesota State Senate, District 62 (2006)|
|Patricia Torres Ray (DFL)||28,787||81.25%|
|Dan Mathias (R)||6,569||18.54%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Ray received $43,960 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Minnesota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Patricia Torres Ray's campaign in 2010|
|Mah Mah Wi No Min||$500|
|Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association||$500|
|Minnesota Medical Association||$500|
|Minneapolis Federation Of Teachers Local 59||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$43,960|
In 2006, Ray collected $58,889 in donations.
Her five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Jane Ranum Senate District 63 Committee||$750|
|Mah Mah Wi No Min||$500|
|Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association||$500|
|Friends of DFL Women||$500|
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- (UPDATED): Torres-Ray: Proposed Exemptions to MN Gay Marriage Bill 'Against ... - Patch.com
- Minnesota Senate boosts undocumented students' college dreams - Minneapolis Star Tribune
- Minnesota House Passes the Homeowners' Bill of Rights on Bipartisan Vote of ... - Coon Rapids ECM Publishers
- Minnesota Legislature: As spending bills clear, time to talk taxes - Pioneer Press
- Hungering for a driver's license: Effort by undocumented immigrants comes ... - Twin Cities Daily Planet
- Minn. Senate Rejects, Then Backs Tax Hike Bill - CBS Local
- Deal on foreclosure bill comes together - Politics in Minnesota
- Hotdish Politics: Are community gardens good for the public health or a waste ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Ray represents Minnesota Senate District 62. District 62 includes Western Minneapolis.
Patricia is married to Jackson Ray. They have two children and reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- Patricia Torres Ray's official campaign website
- Patricia Torres Ray's official Minnesota State Senate website
- Biography from Project Vote Smartgraphical profile
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- Minnesota Public Radio votetracker profile
- ↑ "patriciaforsenate," Official Campaign Website
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," Accessed June 25, 2012
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State - 2006 General Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2010 contributions
- ↑ 2006 contributions to Patricia Torres Ray
- ↑ "Minnesota Secretary of State" Map of Senate District 62
Ken Kelash (DFL)
|Minnesota State Senate District 63
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota State Senate District 62
| Succeeded by|
Jeff Hayden (DFL)