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|Minnesota State Senate, District 34|
|1995 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||20|
|Assistant Minority Leader, Minnesota State Senate|
|2013 - present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||February 2, 1995|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Minnesota House of Representatives|
|1989 - 1996|
|Associate's||North Hennepin Community College|
|Bachelor's||Saint Cloud State University|
|Date of birth||January 24, 1955|
|Place of birth||Sioux Falls, South Dakota|
|Profession||Real Estate Broker|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Personal
- 7 Recent news
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Limmer served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1989 to 1996. He was a College Campus coordinator for former Republican Governor Al Quie in his 1978 campaign.
Limmer earned his associate's degree from North Hennipen Community College and his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from St. Cloud State University. His professional experience includes working as a corrections officer.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Limmer served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Rules and Administration|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Limmer served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Judiciary and Public Safety, Chair|
|• Local Government and Elections|
|• Rules and Administration|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Limmer served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012
Limmer won election in District 34 in 2012 due to redistricting. He was unopposed in the August 14 Republican primary and defeated Sharon Bahensky (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota State Senate, District 34, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Warren Limmer Incumbent||57.1%||25,847|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010
Limmer won re-election to the 32nd District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. No Democrats are running. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Minnesota State Senate, District 32 (2010)|
|Warren Limmer (R)||28902||97.25%|
|Minnesota State Senate, District 32 (2006)|
|Warren Limmer (R)||21,737||58.06%|
|John Olson (DFL)||15,666||41.85%|
Comprehensive donor information for Limmer is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Limmer raised a total of $224,490 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 20, 2013.
|Warren Limmer's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota Senate, District 34||$37,620|
|2010||Minnesota Senate, District 32||$11,775|
|2008||Minnesota Senate, District 32||$2,900|
|2006||Minnesota Senate, District 32||$48,338|
|2004||Minnesota Senate, District 32||$5,615|
|2002||Minnesota Senate, District 32||$33,256|
|2000||Minnesota Senate, District 33||$43,974|
|1996||Minnesota Senate, District 33||$41,012|
|Grand Total Raised||$224,490|
2012Limmer won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Limmer raised a total of $37,620.
|Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Warren Limmer's campaign in 2012|
|34th Senate District Republican Party of Minnesota||$1,100|
|Goff Public PAC||$500|
|Winthrop & Weinstine||$500|
|Dorsey & Whitney||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$37,620|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Limmer received $11,775 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Minnesota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Warren Limmer's campaign in 2010|
|Prairie Island PAC||$500|
|Minnesota Association Of Realtors||$500|
|Fond Du Lac Cmte On Education||$500|
|C A R PAC||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$11,775|
In 2006, Limmer collected $48,338 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Senate District 32 Republicans||$1,000|
|Michael and Barbara Wigley||$1,000|
|Lockridge Grindal Nauen & Holstein||$500|
|Aaron Hall Senate Team||$500|
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."
Warren and his wife, Lori, have three children.
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- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1996
- Minnesota Public Radio Votetracker profile
- 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
- Minnesota Secretary of State, "Official Results General Election - Nov. 7, 2006," accessed May 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Limmer, Warren," accessed December 20, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- 2006 contributions to Warren Limmer
- 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
Julianne Ortman (R)
|Minnesota State Senate District 34
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota State Senate District 32
| Succeeded by|
Sean Nienow (R)