|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 57A|
|2009 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Assistant Minority Leader, Minnesota House of Representatives|
|2013 - present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Minnesota, Twin Cities|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Recent news
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Mack earned her B.S. in Political Science and Global Studies from the University of Minnesota. Her professional experience includes working as a legislative assistant.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Mack served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health and Human Services Finance|
|• Health and Human Services Policy|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mack served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health and Human Services Finance|
|• Health and Human Services Reform, Vice-chair|
|• Rules and Legislative Administration|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Mack served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight|
Mack's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "It is important to preserve Minnesotans’ freedom to make the best decisions for their lives. We should work for sustainable reform in the health care industry that balances cost, access and quality of care."
- Excerpt: "As America continues to struggle to find a sustainable solution to the recent economic fallout, we must work for real job growth in Minnesota. I believe the key to creating jobs is to promote a climate that supports businesses. In Order to do this we must eliminate overbearing taxes."
- Excerpt: "Keeping our tradition of excellent education strong requires a combination of approaches. These include innovating,raising standards, prioritizing funding and supporting the roles of parents and teachers."
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. Bruce Folken was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Tara Mack was unopposed in the Republican primary. Mack faces Folken in the general election.
Mack won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 57A. She was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Roberta Gibbons (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 57A, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Tara Mack Incumbent||53.5%||11,420|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 37A (2010)|
|Derrick Lindstrom (DFL)||6,301||39.41%|
|Tara Mack (R)||9,675||60.51%|
Mack raised $47,364 for her campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 37A (2008)|
|Tara Mack (R)||11,666||52.23%|
|Shelly Madore (DFL)||10,633||47.61%|
Comprehensive donor information for Mack is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Mack raised a total of $107,064 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.
|Tara Mack's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota House, District 57A||$23,289|
|2010||Minnesota House, District 37A||$36,411|
|2008||Minnesota House, District 37A||$47,364|
|Grand Total Raised||$107,064|
2012Mack won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mack raised a total of $23,289.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Tara Mack's campaign in 2012|
|Ray Cox for Senate Terminating Committee||$500|
|Minnesota Bankers Association||$250|
|Leonard Street & Deinard||$250|
|Total Raised in 2012||$23,289|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Mack received $36,411 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Tara Mack's campaign in 2010|
|Cummins, Robert & Joan||$500|
|Haselow, Robert E & Justine||$500|
|37th Senate District Republican Party||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$36,411|
Listed below are the three largest contributors to Tara Mack's 2008 campaign.
|Michael & Barbara Wigley||$1,000|
|Robert & Joan Cummins||$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."
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Tara Mack on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Mack
- "taramack," Official Campaign Website
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Canvassing Board Report," August 19, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed July 25, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "2010 Election Results," accessed March 9, 2014
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "All Races by Legislative District," accessed April 23, 2014
- Follow the Money's report on Mack's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Mack, Tara," accessed December 13, 2013
- Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
- 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
John Kriesel (R)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 57A
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota State House District 37A
| Succeeded by|
Jerry Newton (DFL)
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