Carol McFarlane

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Carol McFarlane
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 53B
Former Member
In office
2007 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sLakewood State Junior College
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 27, 1950
Place of birthManhattan, KS
ProfessionOwner/Board Member, Venburg Tire Company
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Carol McFarlane (b. September 27, 1950) is a former Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 53B from 2007 to 2013 and serving as an Assistant Minority Leader.

McFarlane is Owner and Board Member of the Venburg Tire Company.

She also serves on the City of White Bear Lake School Board, is Co-Chair of the Northeast Chapter of MICAH, Founding President of the White Bear Lake Area Alumni Association, and a member of the White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation Board.

She is married and has 3 children.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, McFarlane served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, McFarlane served on these committees:

  • K-12 Education Policy and Oversight (Lead GOP)
  • Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division
  • Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division
  • K-12 Education Finance Division
  • Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division

Elections

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

McFarlane won re-election to the District 53B Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition. She defeated Chris Knopf (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 53B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Chris Knopf (DFL) 7,636 45.06%
Green check mark transparent.png Carol McFarlane (R) 9,288 54.81%
Write-In 21 0.12%


2008

On November 4, 2008, Carol McFarlane won election to the District 53B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Chris Knopf. [3]

Carol McFarlane raised $40,326 for her campaign.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 53B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Carol McFarlane (R) 12,041 54.20%
Chris Knopf (DFL) 10,147 45.67%
Write-In 28 0.13%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, McFarlane received $39,221 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Carol McFarlane's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$5,819
53B House District RPM$1,100
Minnesota Auto Dealers Association$500
Hanson, Joann$500
Jakway, Charles H$500
Total Raised in 2010 $39,221

2008

Listed below are the two largest contributors to Carol McFarlane's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $7,551
Meslow Volunteer Comm $1,000

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]

2012

McFarlane received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 60th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[7]

2011

McFarlane received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 35th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 53B
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Andrea Kieffer (R)