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Dick Cohen
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Minnesota State Senate, District 64
Incumbent
In office
1987 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 27
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 1986
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
1977 - 1979, 1983 - 1987
Education
Bachelor'sNorthwestern University
J.D.William Mitchell College of Law
Personal
BirthdayDecember 10, 1949
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Richard "Dick" Cohen is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 64. He was first elected to the chamber in 1986.

Cohen served in Minnesota House of Representatives from 1977 to 1979, and from 1983 to 1987.

Biography

Cohen earned his bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, and his J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law. His professional experience includes working as a public defender for Hennipen County.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment
Finance, Chair
Judiciary
Rules and Administration

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cohen served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Cohen won re-election in District 64 for State Senate. He defeated Alexander H. Jeffries in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Sharon Anderson (R) and Scott Larson (I) in the general election on November 6.[1][2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 64, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDick Cohen Incumbent 69.8% 33,008
     Republican Sharon Anderson 19.2% 9,068
     Independent Scott Larson 11% 5,196
Total Votes 47,272
Minnesota State Senate, District 64 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDick Cohen Incumbent 89.4% 5,797
Alexander H. Jeffries 10.6% 685
Total Votes 6,482

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Cohen won re-election to the 64th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Tony Hernandez ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 64 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dick Cohen (DFL) 23854 70.74%
Tony Hernandez (R) 9817 29.11%
Write-In 51 0.15%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Cohen won re-election to the 64th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Christine Van Tassel (R).[3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 64 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dick Cohen (DFL) 27,427 76.48%
Christine Van Tassel (R) 8,369 23.34%
Write-In 66 0.18%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cohen is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Cohen raised a total of $497,405 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[4]

Dick Cohen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State Senate, District 64 Won $79,794
2010 Minnesota State Senate, District 64 Won $78,775
2008 Minnesota State Senate, District 64 Not up for election $21,377
2006 Minnesota State Senate, District 64 Won $69,730
2004 Minnesota State Senate, District 64 Not up for election $48,452
2002 Minnesota State Senate, District 64 Won $64,948
2000 Minnesota State Senate, District 64 Won $72,535
1996 Minnesota State Senate, District 64 Won $61,794
Grand Total Raised $497,405

2012

Cohen won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Cohen raised a total of $79,794.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dick Cohen's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$18,697
64th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$2,439
Mah Mah Wi No Min$500
Saint Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association$500
Lockridge Grindal Nauen$500
Total Raised in 2012$79,794
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Cohen won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Cohen raised a total of $78,775.

2008

Cohen was not up for election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Cohen raised a total of $21,377.

2006

Cohen won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Cohen raised a total of $69,730.

2004

Cohen was not up for election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Cohen raised a total of $48,452.

2002

Cohen won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Cohen raised a total of $64,948.

2000

Cohen won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Cohen raised a total of $72,535.

1996

Cohen won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Cohen raised a total of $61,794.

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

Cohen received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 64th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[6]

2012

Cohen received a score of 0% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 66th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[7]

2011

Cohen received a score of 15% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 46th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[8]

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Preceded by
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Minnesota State Senate District 64
1987–present
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