Rod Hamilton

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Rod Hamilton
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 22B
Incumbent
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday1968
Place of birthHumboldt, Iowa
ProfessionPork Producer
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Rod Hamilton (b. 1968) is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 22B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004. Hamilton is a former Assistant Minority Leader.

Biography

Hamilton's professional experience includes working as a pork producer; he is a former president of the Minnesota Pork Producers.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture Policy
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance
Transportation Finance

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 12, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014.

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hamilton won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 22B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Cheryl Avenel-Navara (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 22B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRod Hamilton Incumbent 60.1% 10,165
     Democratic Chery Avenel-Navara 39.9% 6,745
Total Votes 16,910

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hamilton won re-election to the District 22B seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Bill Brandt (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 22B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Bill Brandt (DFL) 3,811 30.8%
Green check mark transparent.png Rod Hamilton (R) 8,558 69.16%
Write-In 6 0.05%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Rod Hamilton won election to the District 22B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Richard Peterson. [5]

Rod Hamilton raised $40,732 for his campaign.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 22B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Rod Hamilton (R) 10,180 60.37%
Richard Peterson (DFL) 6,669 39.55%
Write-In 14 0.08%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hamilton is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Hamilton raised a total of $150,409 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[7]

Rod Hamilton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 22B Won $27,012
2010 Minnesota State House, District 22B Won $22,904
2008 Minnesota State House, District 22B Won $40,732
2006 Minnesota State House, District 22B Won $28,086
2004 Minnesota State House, District 22B Won $31,675
Grand Total Raised $150,409

2012

Hamilton won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hamilton raised a total of $27,012.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Rod Hamilton's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$2,500
Jackson County RPM$600
Minnesota AgPAC$500
PharmPAC$500
Minnesota Corn State PAC (f/k/a Minnesota Corn)$500
Total Raised in 2012$27,012
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hamilton won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hamilton raised a total of $22,904.

2008

Hamilton won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Hamilton raised a total of $40,732.

2006

Hamilton won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Hamilton raised a total of $28,086.

2004

Hamilton won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Hamilton raised a total of $31,675.

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."[8]

2013

Hamilton received a score of 69% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 59th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[9]

2012

Hamilton received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 73rd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[10]

2011

Hamilton received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 51st out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [11]

Personal

Hamilton is married with two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 22B
2005–present
Succeeded by
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