Scott Dibble

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Scott Dibble
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Minnesota State Senate, District 61
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
2001 - 2003
Education
OtherUniversity of Minnesota
Personal
BirthdayAugust 27, 1965
Place of birthNew York, New York
ProfessionCommunity organizer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
D. Scott Dibble (b. August 27, 1965) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 61. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Dibble served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2001 to 2003.

Biography

Dibble attended college at the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas. His professional experience includes working as a community organizer and as a staffer to Minneapolis Councilperson Dore Mead.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment and Energy
Finance
Transportation and Public Safety, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Same-sex marriage

On February 17, 2013, Dibble announced on a talk show that he would introduce a bill in the Minnesota State Senate to legalize same-sex marriage. Representative Karen Clark introduced a similar bill in the Minnesota House of Representatives, and Governor Mark Dayton stated his support for same-sex marriage. Dibble and other same-sex marriage supporters defeated the proposed Minnesota Same-Sex Marriage Amendment in the November 6, 2012 election.[1]

The legislation passed 75-59 in the House and 37-30 in the Senate; Dayton signed it into law on May 14, 2013.[2][3]

Debt negotiations

Dibble was a member of a bipartisan group organized by the National Conference of Legislatures called the Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction (TFFDR). Consisting of 23 state lawmakers from 17 states,[4] the group went to Capitol Hill on September 21, 2011 to urge the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to cut the nation's debt but not impose severe budget cuts on the states.

TFFDR urged the Committee to consider new revenue as a possibility, instead of just focusing on budget cuts as House Speaker John Boehner proposed. The group specifically proposed passage of the "Main Street Fairness Act," which would haved allowed states to tax online retailers.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Dibble won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota State Senate District 61. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and was unopposed in the general election on November 6.[6]

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Dibble won re-election to the 60th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Scot Pekarek ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 60 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Dibble (DFL) 27088 79.81%
Scot Pekarek (R) 6782 19.98%
Write-In 70 0.21%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Dibble won re-election to the 60th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Sam Adriaens (R).[7]

Minnesota State Senate, District 60 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Dibble (DFL) 29,770 82.58%
Sam Adriaens (R) 6,200 17.20%
Write-In 82 0.23%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dibble is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Dibble raised a total of $296,408 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[8]

Scott Dibble's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State Senate, District 61 Won $43,126
2010 Minnesota State Senate, District 60 Won $55,917
2008 Minnesota State Senate, District 60 Not up for election $11,520
2006 Minnesota State Senate, District 60 Won $68,682
2004 Minnesota State Senate, District 60 Not up for election $14,277
2002 Minnesota State Senate, District 60 Won $59,439
2000 Minnesota State House, District 60B Won $43,447
Grand Total Raised $296,408

2012

Dibble won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Dibble raised a total of $43,126.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Dibble's campaign in 2012
Minneapolis Firefighters Fraternal Association (f/k/a Relief Assn Pol Fund)$500
Teamsters Local 120$500
Mah Mah Wi No Min$500
Prairie Island Indian Community$500
Pohlad, James$500
Total Raised in 2012$43,126
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Dibble won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Dibble raised a total of $55,917.

2008

Dibble was not up for election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Dibble raised a total of $11,520.

2006

Dibble won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Dibble raised a total of $68,682.

2004

Dibble won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Dibble raised a total of $14,277.

2002

Dibble won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Dibble raised a total of $59,439.

2000

Dibble won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Dibble raised a total of $43,447.

Scorecards

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

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2014

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."[9]
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.

2013

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."[10]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[11]
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."[12]
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."[13]

2013

Bakk received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 62nd out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[14]

2012

Bakk received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 38th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[15]

2011

Dibble received a score of 8% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 48th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[16]

Personal

Dibble is married to Richard Leyva.[17]

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References

  1. CBS Minnesota, "Sen. Dibble Plans To Introduce Gay Marriage Bill This Week," February 18, 2013
  2. [The Huffington Post, "Minnesota Legalizes Gay Marriage: Gov. Mark Dayton Signs Bill Into Law," May 14, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2013]
  3. The Huffington Post, "Minnesota Senate Passes Gay Marriage, Governor To Sign," May 13, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2013
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures, "Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction," accessed May 15, 2014
  5. Stateline, "State legislators want revenue on table in debt talks," September 22, 2011
  6. Minnesota Secretary of State, "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014
  7. Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Results General Election - Nov. 7, 2006," accessed May 15, 2014
  8. Follow the Money, "Dibble, Scott." Retrieved June 28, 2013
  9. Liberty Minnesota, "About Us," accessed July 25, 2014
  10. Americans for Prosperity, "2013 Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  11. Minnesota Family Council, "2013 Minnesota Family Council Legislative Scorecard," accessed July 26, 2014
  12. Minnesota Majority, "Scorecards," accessed July 26, 2014
  13. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
  14. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
  15. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2012," accessed May 15, 2014
  16. Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2011," accessed May 15, 2014
  17. Minnesota Legislative Reference Library, "Dibble, D. Scott 'Scott.' Retrieved July 4, 2013
Political offices
Preceded by
Jeff Hayden (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 61
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State Senate District 60
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Kari Dziedzic (DFL)