|Minnesota State Senate District 18|
|2011 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||August 12, 2014|
|Minnesota House of Representatives|
|2003 - 2007|
|Bachelor's||Minnesota State University-Mankato|
|J.D.||William Mitchell College of Law|
|Birthday||January 14, 1947|
- 1 Committee assignments
- 2 Elections
- 3 Campaign donors
- 4 Scorecards
- 5 Personal
- 6 Recent news
- 7 External links
- 8 References
Newman served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from his win in a special election in 2003 to 2007.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Newman served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Capital Investment|
|• Rules and Administration|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Newman served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health and Human Services|
|• Judiciary and Public Safety, Vice-chair|
Newman is running for election to the office of attorney general in 2014. He won the Republican nomination in the August 12 primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.
|Minnesota Attorney General, Republican Primary, 2014|
|Election Results Via:Minnesota Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012
|Minnesota State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Scott Newman Incumbent||58.2%||22,556|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010
|Minnesota State Senate, District 18 (2010)|
|Scott Newman (R)||16587||56.19%|
|Hal Kimball (DFL)||10821||36.66%|
|Richard Hoff (I)||2083||7.06%|
Comprehensive donor information for Newman is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Newman raised a total of $90,824 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 20, 2013.
|Scott Newman's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota Senate, District 18||$32,488|
|2010||Minnesota Senate, District 18||$38,922|
|2004||Minnesota House, District 18A||$19,414|
|Grand Total Raised||$90,824|
2012Newman won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Newman raised a total of $32,488.
|Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Scott Newman's campaign in 2012|
|McLeod County Republican Party of Minnesota||$700|
|Minnesota Association for Justice||$500|
|Minnesota Petroleum Marketers Association||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$32,488|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Newman raised $38,922 in contributions.
His three largest contributors were:
|Wright County RPM||$1,000|
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."
Newman and his wife, Ginny, have three children.
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- Office website
- Official campaign website (Archived)
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Campaign Facebook page
- 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, "Newman, Scott," accessed December 20, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 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
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