Carrie Ruud

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Carrie Ruud
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Minnesota State Senate, District 10
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$96/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota State Senate, District 4
2003 - 2007
Office website
Campaign website
Carrie Ruud is a Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 10. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Ruud served in the Senate previously, representing District 4 from 2003 to 2007.

Committee assignments


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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development


Campaign themes


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

  • Excerpt: "Incentivise new economic opportunity by lowering taxes on hardworking small businesses that create new jobs for Minnesota workers."
  • Excerpt: "Repeal the 30% Statewide Business Tax enabling local businesses to allocate more money to new job creation in Minnesota."
  • Excerpt: "Build a business friendly environment to make Minnesota more attractive to companies and industries to relocate to our communities."
  • Excerpt: "By creating a strong business climate, we will allow existing business to grow and expand here in Minnesota."
  • Excerpt: "As a small business owner I have learned to live within my means, to make difficult decisions, to be creative and innovative. We should ask nothing less from our government."

Election history


See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Ruud won election for the 10th District Senate seat in 2012. She was unopposed in the August 14 primary and defeated Taylor Stevenson (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCarrie Ruud 54% 22,848
     Democratic Taylor Stevenson 46% 19,490
Total Votes 42,338

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ruud is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Ruud raised a total of $133,767 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 27, 2013.[4]

Carrie Ruud's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State Senate, District 10 Won $34,270
2006 Minnesota State Senate, District 4 Defeated $45,696
2004 Minnesota State Senate, District 4 Not up for election $9,463
2002 Minnesota State Senate, District 4 Won $44,338
Grand Total Raised $133,767


Ruud won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ruud raised a total of $34,270.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Carrie Ruud's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$6,315
Erickson, James C.$1,000
Aitkin County RPM$840
Hubbard, Stanley$500
Reger, Michael L.$500
Total Raised in 2012$34,270
Source: Follow the Money


Ruud lost the election for the Minnesota State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Ruud raised a total of $45,696.


Ruud was not up for election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Ruud raised a total of $9,463.


Ruud won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Ruud raised a total of $44,338.

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Preceded by
Gretchen Hoffman (R)
Minnesota State Senate District 10
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