Ann Rest

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Ann Rest
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Minnesota State Senate, District 45
Incumbent
In office
2001 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
President Pro Tem, Minnesota State Senate
2013 - present
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$96/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
1984 - 2001
Education
Bachelor'sNorthwestern University
Master'sM.B.T., University of Minnesota
M.A., University of Chicago
M.A.T., Harvard University
Personal
BirthdayApril 24, 1942
ProfessionCertified Public Accountant
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ann H. Rest (b. April 24, 1942) is a Democratic member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 45. She was first elected to the chamber in 2000. Rest began serving as President Pro Tem in the 2013 legislative session.

Rest served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1987 to 2001.

Biography

Rest earned her bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, and master's degrees from the University of Chicago, Harvard University, and the University of Minnesota. Now retired, her professional experience includes working as a Certified Public Accountant.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Taxes, Vice-chair
Transportation and Public Safety

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Rest's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Capitol Repair, Preservation And Restoration

  • Excerpt: "I am a strong supporter of efforts to repair, preserve and restore the Capitol building which is in grave disrepair, not only on the outside, as witnessed by marble chunks falling off the building, but also on the inside where water damage in the dome has been extensive."

Photo Id For Voters Constitutional Amendment

  • Excerpt: "In addition, there is no evidence whatsoever of wide spread voter impersonation fraud in Minnesota. Irregularities have occurred when felons, whose voting rights have not been restored, attempt to vote, often not recognizing that they must wait to vote until they are released from probation."

Constitutional Amendment Defining Marriage

  • Excerpt: "I voted against the proposal to place on the 2012 general election ballot a question to define marriage. I am convinced that it is wrong to even consider allowing some Minnesotans the opportunity to vote to deny civil rights to other law-abiding Minnesotans."

Vikings Stadium Proposals

  • Excerpt: "I voted for the bill in the Senate on May 8. The bill has some user fees, an increased contribution from the Vikings, but still contains the electronic gambling."

Nuclear Energy And The Minnesota Moratorium

  • Excerpt: "I have reconsidered my position in response to new safety concerns about nuclear plants and in light of the devastating earthquake in Japan. It is unlikely that the bill will be returned from the conference, but if it is, I will be voting against it."

Election history

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Rest won re-election in 2012. She was unopposed in the August 14 primary and defeated Blair Tremere (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 45, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnn Rest Incumbent 66.2% 28,755
     Republican Blair Tremere 33.8% 14,680
Total Votes 43,435

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Rest won re-election to the 45th District Seat in 2010. She faced Patrick Wiles in the primary. Nick Petersen ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 45 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ann Rest (DFL) 17263 58.61%
Nick Petersen (R) 58.61 41.28%
Write-In 34 0.12%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Rest won re-election to the 45th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Derek Brigham (R).[4]

Minnesota State Senate, District 45 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ann Rest (DFL) 20,522 64.27%
Derek Brigham (R) 11,365 35.59%
Write-In 44 0.14%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rest is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Rest raised a total of $331,749 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[5]

Ann Rest's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State Senate, District 45 Won $44,643
2010 Minnesota State Senate, District 45 Won $48,149
2008 Minnesota State Senate, District 45 Won $20,220
2006 Minnesota State Senate, District 45 Won $63,560
2004 Minnesota State Senate, District 45 Not up for election $19,056
2002 Minnesota State Senate, District 45 Won $41,998
2000 Minnesota State Senate, District 46 Won $42,228
1998 Minnesota State House, District 46A Won $30,710
1996 Minnesota State House, District 46A Won $21,185
Grand Total Raised $331,749

2012

Rest won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Rest raised a total of $44,643.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ann Rest's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$13,968
45th Senate District DFL C/O Pam Scaia$2,450
Minnesota Association Of Realtors$500
American Council Of Engineering Companies Of Minnesota$500
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community$500
Total Raised in 2012$44,643
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Rest won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Rest raised a total of $48,149.

2008

Rest was not up for election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Rest raised a total of $20,220.

2006

Rest won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Rest raised a total of $63,560.

2004

Rest was not up for election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Rest raised a total of $19,056.

2002

Rest won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Rest raised a total of $41,998.

2000

Rest won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Rest raised a total of $42,228.

1998

Rest won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Rest raised a total of $30,710.

1996

Rest won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Rest raised a total of $21,185.

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."[6]

2013

Rest received a score of 8% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 33rd out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[7]

2012

Rest received a score of 29% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 42nd out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[8]

2011

Rest received a score of 31% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 38th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[9]

Personal

Rest is divorced with one child.

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