|Minnesota State Senate, District 38|
|2011 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||4|
|Assistant Minority Leader, Minnesota State Senate|
|2013 - 2014|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Associate's||Normandale Community College|
|Bachelor's||Metropolitan State University|
|Service/branch||Army National Guard|
|Date of birth||January 14, 1963|
|Profession||Senior Corporate Tax Accountant|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Chamberlain earned his B.S. in Accounting from Metropolitan State University, and his A.A.S. in Law Enforcement at Normandale Community College. His professional experience includes working as a corporate tax accountant.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Chamberlain served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Chamberlain served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Consumer Protection|
|• Local Government and Elections, Vice-chair|
Chamberlain's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Economy - Jobs
- Excerpt: "Most people understand that the government taking money away from hardworking Minnesotans means less money in their pockets to spend on other things. When the government takes money from hardworking taxpayers, this money cannot then be used for businesses to expand and hire more people."
State Government – Regulation, Spending, Taxes
- Excerpt: "There is a place for government in our lives but over the years it has become a burden on hardworking taxpayers."
- Excerpt: "We all want the best teachers and education system for our kids. But the facts below show that money isn't the only solution."
Amendment, Voter ID
- Excerpt: "This is a common sense solution to help ensure the integrity of our election system. Minnesotans will have the opportunity to debate the issue and vote on it on November 6, 2012."
Amendment, Definition Of Marriage
- Excerpt: "This does change current law (see MN Statute 517.01 & 517.03). It is about who will decide this important cultural issue, seven judges or the citizens. People will be given the opportunity to debate the issue in the “public square” and the vote on whether the definition of marriage should remain the same."
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012
Chamberlain won re-election in District 38 in 2012 due to redistricting. He was unopposed in the August 14 Republican primary and defeated Timothy Henderson (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota State Senate, District 38, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Roger Chamberlain Incumbent||53.3%||23,817|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010
|Minnesota State Senate, District 53 (2010)|
|Roger Chamberlain (R)||18394||52.69%|
|Sandy Rummel (DFL)||16483||47.22%|
Comprehensive donor information for Chamberlain is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Chamberlain raised a total of $80,110 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.
|Roger Chamberlain's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota State Senate, District 38||$40,358|
|2010||Minnesota State Senate, District 53||$39,752|
|Grand Total Raised||$80,110|
2012Chamberlain won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Chamberlain raised a total of $40,358.
|Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Roger Chamberlain's campaign in 2012|
|Chamberlain, Roger C.||$1,381|
|Hill, Louis F.||$500|
|Hamilton, Eleanor E.||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$40,358|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Chamberlain won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Chamberlain raised a total of $39,752.
|Minnesota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Roger Chamberlain's campaign in 2010|
|Chamberlain, Roger C.||$2,221|
|53B House District RPM||$1,100|
|Kappler John House Dist 53A Committee||$756|
|Mady Reiter For House||$590|
|Total Raised in 2010||$39,752|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.
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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.
- Liberty Minnesota: 2014
- Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.
- Americans for Prosperity Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."
- Minnesota Family Council: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.
- Minnesota Majority: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on "a wide range of issues including taxes, government spending, elections, childcare unionization, property rights and energy policy" per "the traditional values position."
- Taxpayers League of Minnesota: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
- NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.
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."
Chamberlain and his wife, Anette, have two children.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- "rogerchamberlain," Official Campaign Website
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Minnesota Leaders," February 3, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "State of Minnesota Canvassing Report," accessed May 25, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
- Secretary of State Official general election results
- Follow the Money, "Chamberlain, Roger C." Retrieved June 28, 2013
- Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
- Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
- Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
Ted Daley (R)
|Minnesota State Senate District 38
| Succeeded by|
Sandy Rummel (DFL)
|Minnesota State Senate District 53
| Succeeded by|
Susan Kent (DFL)