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}}{{tnr}}'''Carla Nelson''' (b. May 22, 1957) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Minnesota State Senate]], representing District 26. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.  In the 2013 session, Nelson served as an [[State Senate Assistant Minority Leader|Assistant Minority Leader]].
  
 
Nelson served in the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]] from 2003 to 2005.
 
Nelson served in the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]] from 2003 to 2005.

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Carla Nelson
Carla Nelson.jpg
Minnesota State Senate, District 26
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader, 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 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
2003 - 2005
Education
Bachelor'sDrake University
Master'sUniversity of Minnesota
Personal
BirthdayMay 22, 1957
ProfessionTeacher/Owner Insurance and Investment Firm
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Carla Nelson (b. May 22, 1957) is a Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 26. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010. In the 2013 session, Nelson served as an Assistant Minority Leader.

Nelson served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2003 to 2005.

Biography

Nelson earned her B.S. in Education with an emphasis in Special Education from Drake University, and her M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership from the University of Minnesota. She also is certified as a reading specialist, earning her certification from the University of Minnesota. Nelson's professional experience includes working as an educator and small business owner.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "As a small business owner, Carla knows we must improve Minnesota’s private sector job climate through lower taxation and smarter regulation. Minnesota is one of the least job friendly states in the nation. We must change this to keep and expand Minnesota jobs!"

Budget

  • Excerpt: "Carla will solve the massive looming budget deficit using a balanced approach. Increase revenues through increased economic activity. Hold a lid on and reduce job-killing tax burdens in an already highly taxed state. Reduce the size of government focus on priorities and increase results."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Lawmakers must correct our school funding formulas to remove large funding disparities between school districts. Student achievement must be the focus of education reform and funding."

Health Care

  • Excerpt: "Carla is an advocate for patient-centered health care. She will fight to preserve patient choice and will work to reform the payment system to reward outcomes. Carla authored legislation that formed the cutting edge Minnesota Partnership between Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment
Education
Health, Human Services and Housing
Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development
Taxes

2011-2012

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

Election history

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Nelson won election in District 26 in 2012 due to redistricting. She was unopposed in the August 14 Republican primary and defeated Kenneth Moen (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCarla Nelson Incumbent 55.7% 22,263
     Democratic Kenneth Moen 44.3% 17,692
Total Votes 39,955

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Nelson won election to the District 30 Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated incumbent Ann Lynch (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Minnesota State Senate, District 30 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Carla Nelson (R) 16,757 54.30%
Ann Lynch (DFL) 14,056 45.55%
Write-In 47 0.15%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Nelson raised $70,504 in contributions. [5]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Nelson Carla Jean House Dist 30A Cmte $14,014
Public Fund $11,567
1st Congressional District RPM $2,700
Nelson, Carla J $1,143

Personal

Nelson and her husband, Terry, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Parry (R)
Minnesota State Senate District 26
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Ann Lynch (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 30
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Mary Kiffmeyer (R)