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Sandra Masin
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 51A
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 38A
2007 - 2011
ProfessionFinancial Services/Real Estate Sales
Office website
Campaign website
Sandra Masin (b. November 8, 1942) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 51A. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Masin served in the House previously, representing District 38A from 2007 to 2011. She also served on the Eagan City Council from 1993 to 2000.


Masin's professional experience includes working at Masin Financial Services, in real estate sales, and as an insurance representative, moderator of "Legislative Update" on Burnsville/Eagan Cable Access Television from 1988 to 1996, and a volunteer coordinator of the Shakopee Women's Facility, Minnesota Department of Corrections from 1991 to 1995.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy Policy
Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries
Transportation Finance
Transportation Policy, Vice-chair


Campaign themes


Masin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]


  • Excerpt: "We not only need mass transit, we need to make sure our roads are properly maintained and that bus routes are set up to run more effectively between our communities."


  • Excerpt: "Our current challenge is to ensure access and enhance quality so that our Families will have the benefits and services they need so they aren't making the hard choice between paying for food, housing or medicine."


  • Excerpt: "Ultimately, an excellent education system provides our Communities with citizens willing and able to support the betterment of our neighborhoods and communities."


  • Excerpt: "I will help lead the state back in the right direction to assure that Minnesota is creating jobs and opportunities that move individuals and families forward."


  • Excerpt: "I want my grandchildren to inherit a world better than the one I came into, and that means fighting for a better environment with measures that also make sense economically."



See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Sandra Masin was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Andrea Todd-Harlin defeated Victor Lake in the Republican primary. Masin faces Todd-Harlin in the general election.[3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 51A Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAndrea Todd-Harlin 55.9% 891
Victor Lake 44.1% 703
Total Votes 1,594


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Masin won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 51A. She defeated Milton Walden in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated incumbent Diane Anderson (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 51A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSandra Masin 55.6% 11,724
     Republican Diane Anderson Incumbent 44.4% 9,354
Total Votes 21,078
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 51A Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSandra Masin 88.1% 828
Milton Walden 11.9% 112
Total Votes 940


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Masin ran for re-election to the District 38A seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She was defeated by Diane Anderson (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]


On November 4, 2008, Masin won election to the District 38A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Diane Anderson. [7]

Masin raised $38,829 for her campaign.[8]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 38A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sandra Masin (DFL) 10,667 52.40%
Diane Anderson (R) 9,641 47.36%
Write-In 48 0.24%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Masin is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Masin raised a total of $27,514 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.[9]

Sandra Masin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 51A Won $27,514
Grand Total Raised $27,514


Masin won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Masin raised a total of $27,514.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sandra Masin's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$5,198
52nd Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party New$1,309
51nd Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party New$1,000
Emily's List - MNN$500
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005$500
Total Raised in 2012$27,514
Source:Follow the Money


Listed below are the two largest contributors to Sandra Masin's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $6,498
38th Senate District Democrat-Farmer-Labor $3,069


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Minnesota

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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.

Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."[10]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.


In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.

Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."[11]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[12]
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."[13]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
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."[14]


Masin received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 98th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[15]


Masin is divorced with three children. She has been a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Board, Dakota County League of Governments, League of Minnesota Cities Legislative Advisory Committee, League of Women Voters, and the Minnesota Women's Political Caucus.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tim Sanders (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 51A
2013- present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Minnesota House of Representatives District 38A
Succeeded by
Diane Anderson (R)