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Andrew Falk
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 17A
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota
Personal
Birthday1983
Place of birthMurdock, Minnesota
ProfessionFarmer/Co-Founder, Knight Energy
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
For the 2012 New York State Assembly candidate, see Andrew I. Falk.
Andrew Falk (b. 1983) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 17A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Falk earned his B.B.S. in Entrepreneurial Management/Finance from the University of Minnesota. His professional experience includes working as a farmer and renewable energy developer.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture Policy
Energy Policy
Environment and Natural Resources Policy
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance, Vice-chair
Government Operations

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Election history

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Falk won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 17A. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Tim Miller (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 17A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndrew Falk Incumbent 53.9% 10,489
     Republican Tim Miller 46.1% 8,956
Total Votes 19,445

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Falk won re-election to the District 20A Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Jay Backer (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 20A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Andrew Falk (DFL) 7,418 52.08%
Jay Backer (R) 6,818 47.87%
Write-In 8 0.06%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Andrew Falk won election to the District 20A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Mike Bredeck. [5]

Andrew Falk raised $38,087 for his campaign.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 20A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Andrew Falk (DFL) 9,032 51.45%
Mike Bredeck (R) 8,506 48.45%
Write-In 17 0.10%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Falk is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Falk raised a total of $109,104 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[7]

Andrew Falk's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 17A Won $34,051
2010 Minnesota State House, District 20A Won $36,966
2008 Minnesota State House, District 20A Won $38,087
Grand Total Raised $109,104

2012

Falk won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Falk raised a total of $34,051.

2010

Falk won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Falk raised a total of $36,966.

2008

Falk won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Falk raised a total of $38,087.

Scorecards

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."[8]

2013

Falk received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 120th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [9]

2012

Falk received a score of 29% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 92nd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [10]

2011

Falk received a score of 0% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 130th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kurt Daudt (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 17A
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 20A
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Kelby Woodard (R)