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|Name = Carly Melin
 
|Name = Carly Melin
 
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|Position = Minnesota House of Representatives District 6A
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|Position = Minnesota House of Representatives, District 6A
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = 2011 - present
 
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|Campaign website = http://www.carlymelin.com/
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Carly Melin''' is a [[Democratic|Democratic-Farmer-Labor]] member of the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]], representing District 6A since 2013. She previously represented District 5B from 2011 to 2013. She was elected in the February 15, 2011 special election to fill the seat vacated by [[Anthony Sertich]] (D) who resigned to serve as head of the Iron Range Resource Board.<ref>[http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/local/Sertich-New-IRRRB-Commissioner-113254089.html ''Northlands News Center,'' "Sertich New IRRRB Commissioner," January 11, 2011]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Carly Melin''' is a [[Democratic|Democratic-Farmer-Labor]] member of the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]], representing District 6A. She was first elected to the chamber in the February 15, 2011 special election.  The election was held to fill the seat vacated by [[Anthony Sertich]] (D), who resigned to serve as head of the Iron Range Resource Board.<ref>[http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/local/Sertich-New-IRRRB-Commissioner-113254089.html ''Northlands News Center,'' "Sertich New IRRRB Commissioner," January 11, 2011]</ref>
  
A Hibbing native, Melin studied political science at Bemidji State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. While at BSU, she served as president of the College Democrats. She went on to graduate from Hamline University School of Law and is now licensed to practice in the state of Minnesota. She currently works with the Minnesota State Judiciary on the Iron Range.  
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==Biography==
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Melin earned her bachelor's degree in Political Science ''magna cum laude'' from Bemidji State University, and her J.D. from the Hamline University School of Law. Her professional experience includes working with the Minnesota State Judiciary on the Iron Range.  
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
Melin's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.carlymelin.com/ "carlymelin," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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====2012====
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Melin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.carlymelin.com/ "carlymelin," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
  
 
'''Jobs and the Economy'''
 
'''Jobs and the Economy'''
*Excerpt:"Investing in our infrastructure keeps us competitive nationally and globally, while putting Minnesotans in the construction trades back to work."
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*Excerpt: "Investing in our infrastructure keeps us competitive nationally and globally, while putting Minnesotans in the construction trades back to work."
 
'''Senior Citizens'''
 
'''Senior Citizens'''
*Excerpt:"Our leading generation deserves the best in health care, good housing options, and access to services. It is their time to enjoy retirement, not to endure painful budget cuts to services they deserve."
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*Excerpt: "Our leading generation deserves the best in health care, good housing options, and access to services. It is their time to enjoy retirement, not to endure painful budget cuts to services they deserve."
 
'''Education'''
 
'''Education'''
*Excerpt:"I will continue my advocacy for fair funding for our schools and targeted aid for new technology.  Minnesotans deserve a world-class education no matter what corner of the state their school is located."
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*Excerpt: "I will continue my advocacy for fair funding for our schools and targeted aid for new technology.  Minnesotans deserve a world-class education no matter what corner of the state their school is located."
 
'''Mining and Natural Resources'''
 
'''Mining and Natural Resources'''
*Excerpt:"I support mining in Northeastern Minnesota.  Our taconite mines are essential to our local and state economy, and are currently employing thousands of workers across the Iron Range."
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*Excerpt: "I support mining in Northeastern Minnesota.  Our taconite mines are essential to our local and state economy, and are currently employing thousands of workers across the Iron Range."
 
'''Budget and Taxes'''
 
'''Budget and Taxes'''
*Excerpt:"Property taxes are one of the most regressive forms of taxation, and I will continue to fight to keep them low.
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*Excerpt: "Property taxes are one of the most regressive forms of taxation, and I will continue to fight to keep them low. Minnesotans deserve taxation that is fair and balanced."
Minnesotans deserve taxation that is fair and balanced."
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Melin served on these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Melin served on the following committees:
  
 
{{Committee Assignments
 
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==Elections==
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==Election history==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
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Melin won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012|Minnesota House of Representatives]] District 6A. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 7 and defeated [[Roger Weber]] (R) in the general election on November 6.<ref>[http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us/CandidateFilingResults.aspx?county=0&municipality=0&schooldistrict=0&hospitaldistrict=0&level=1&party=0&federal=False&judicial=False&executive=False&senate=False&representative=True&title=&office=0&candidateid=0 ''Minnesota Secretary of State'' "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," Accessed June 18, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.sos.state.mn.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=11802 ''Minnesota Secretary of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref>
 
Melin won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012|Minnesota House of Representatives]] District 6A. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 7 and defeated [[Roger Weber]] (R) in the general election on November 6.<ref>[http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us/CandidateFilingResults.aspx?county=0&municipality=0&schooldistrict=0&hospitaldistrict=0&level=1&party=0&federal=False&judicial=False&executive=False&senate=False&representative=True&title=&office=0&candidateid=0 ''Minnesota Secretary of State'' "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," Accessed June 18, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.sos.state.mn.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=11802 ''Minnesota Secretary of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref>
  
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===2011===
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===2011 special election===
 
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Melin defeated [[Paul Jacobson]] (R) in the '''February 15''' special election.<ref>[http://www.startribune.com/politics/local/116284764.html ''Minneapolis Star Tribune,'' "Range DFLer wins special election to fill state House seat," February 15, 2011]</ref>
 
Melin defeated [[Paul Jacobson]] (R) in the '''February 15''' special election.<ref>[http://www.startribune.com/politics/local/116284764.html ''Minneapolis Star Tribune,'' "Range DFLer wins special election to fill state House seat," February 15, 2011]</ref>
  
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{{State leg donor}}
 
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==Residency Controversy==
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==Controversies==
 
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===Residency challenge===
The Minnesota GOP has since challenged Melin's residency, claiming she is ineligible to run.<ref>[http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/190449/ ''Duluth News Tribune,'' "Republicans question Melin’s residency in District 5B," February 3, 2011]</ref>
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Ahead of the February 15, 2011 special election, the Minnesota GOP challenged Melin's residency, claiming she was ineligible to run.<ref>[http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/190449/ ''Duluth News Tribune,'' "Republicans question Melin’s residency in District 5B," February 3, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=15373 Office website]
*[http://www.melinfor5b.org/?page_id=25 Campaign Site]
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*[http://www.melinfor5b.org/?page_id=25 Campaign website]
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carly-Melin-for-MN-House-5b/135737039822583 Campaign Facebook page]
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==References==
 
==References==
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Carly Melin
Carly Melin.JPG
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 6A
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedFebruary 15, 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBemidji State University
J.D.Hamline University
Personal
BirthdayAugust 13, 1985
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Carly Melin is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 6A. She was first elected to the chamber in the February 15, 2011 special election. The election was held to fill the seat vacated by Anthony Sertich (D), who resigned to serve as head of the Iron Range Resource Board.[1]

Biography

Melin earned her bachelor's degree in Political Science magna cum laude from Bemidji State University, and her J.D. from the Hamline University School of Law. Her professional experience includes working with the Minnesota State Judiciary on the Iron Range.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Melin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "Investing in our infrastructure keeps us competitive nationally and globally, while putting Minnesotans in the construction trades back to work."

Senior Citizens

  • Excerpt: "Our leading generation deserves the best in health care, good housing options, and access to services. It is their time to enjoy retirement, not to endure painful budget cuts to services they deserve."

Education

  • Excerpt: "I will continue my advocacy for fair funding for our schools and targeted aid for new technology. Minnesotans deserve a world-class education no matter what corner of the state their school is located."

Mining and Natural Resources

  • Excerpt: "I support mining in Northeastern Minnesota. Our taconite mines are essential to our local and state economy, and are currently employing thousands of workers across the Iron Range."

Budget and Taxes

  • Excerpt: "Property taxes are one of the most regressive forms of taxation, and I will continue to fight to keep them low. Minnesotans deserve taxation that is fair and balanced."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment
Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy
Judiciary Finance and Policy, Vice-chair
Rules and Legislative Administration
Taxes

2011-2012

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

Election history

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Melin won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 6A. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 7 and defeated Roger Weber (R) in the general election on November 6.[3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 6A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarly Melin Incumbent 70.9% 14,589
     Republican Roger Weber 29.1% 5,989
Total Votes 20,578

2011 special election

Melin defeated Paul Jacobson (R) in the February 15 special election.[5]

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

Controversies

Residency challenge

Ahead of the February 15, 2011 special election, the Minnesota GOP challenged Melin's residency, claiming she was ineligible to run.[6]

Recent news

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Dill (DFL)
Minnesota State House District 6A
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Anthony Sertich (DFL)
Minnesota State House District 5B
2011-2013
Succeeded by
Tom Anzelc (DFL)