Ray Vandeveer

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Ray Vandeveer
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Minnesota State Senate District 52
Former Member
In office
2007 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
1999 - 2007
Education
Bachelor'sSaint Cloud State University
Personal
BirthdayJuly 8, 1953
ProfessionReal Estate Appraiser
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Ray Vandeveer (b. July 8, 1953) is a Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 52 from 2007 to 2013. Before becoming a Senator, Vandeveer was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007.

Vandeveer graduated with his Bachelor's degree from St. Cloud State and is a former Real Estate Appraiser.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Vandeveer served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Vandeveer served on these committees:

Elections

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Vandeveer won re-election to the 52nd District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Becky Siekmeier ran for the seat on the DFL ticket and John McCallum ran for the Independence Party. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 52 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ray Vandeveer (R) 23184 55.89%
Becky Siekmeier (DFL) 15343 36.98%
John McCallum (I) 2941 7.09%
Write-In 17 0.04%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Vandeveer won re-election to the 52nd District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating David Francis (DFL).[2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 52 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ray Vandeveer (R) 21,472 52.41%
David Francis (DFL) 19,455 47.48%
Write-In 46 0.11%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Vandeveer received $36,517 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Minnesota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ray Vandeveer's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$14,516
52nd Senate District RPM$2,500
Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance$500
Minnesota Association Of Realtors$500
Minnesota Credit Union Network$500
Total Raised in 2010 $36,517

2006

In 2006, Vandeveer collected $49,064 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $15,700
Michele Bachmann Senate District 52 Committee $5,000
National Federation of Independent Business $500
Marjorie Carpenter $500
Dorsey & Whitney $500

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]

2012

Vandeveer received a score of 86% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 6th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[6]

2011

Vandeveer received a score of 85% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 3rd out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[7]

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Personal

Don is married to Lessa Betzold. They have one child and reside in Fridley, Minnesota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Minnesota State Senate District 52
2007–present
Succeeded by
James Metzen (DFL)