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}}{{tnr}}'''Chris Swedzinski''' (b. May 10, 1978) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]], representing District 16A since 2013. He previously represented District 21A from 2011 to 2013.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Chris Swedzinski''' (b. May 10, 1978) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]], representing District 16A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  
Swedzinski is a farmer.
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==Biography==
 
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Swedzinski earned his B.S. in History and Political Science from Minnesota State University, MankatoHis professional experience includes working as a farmer.
Swedzinski graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato, with a Bachelor of Science degree in History. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from MSU-Mankato.
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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Swedzinski's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.chrisswede.com/ "chrisswede," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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*Excerpt:" Minnesota is currently ranked the 4th worst state in terms of taxation.  Because of this, we are losing jobs.  Businesses, farms and families cannot survive, let alone thrive."
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*Excerpt:"Reducing the number of government jobs and government regulation will revive the private sector by creating job opportunities that do not depend on government fundingIt is estimated that for every dollar taken for taxes, three dollars is lost in economic growth in the private sector.  "
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*Excerpt:"I believe that you know best how to spend your hard-earned dollars.  Whether to save or spend should be your choice. You should have the opportunity to attend the school of your choice, select your own doctor, and run your farm or business without government interference."
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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|Committee2 = Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
 
|Committee2 = Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
 
|Committee3 = Higher Education Finance and Policy
 
|Committee3 = Higher Education Finance and Policy
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Swedzinski served on these committees:
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Swedzinski served on the following committees:
  
 
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|Committee2 = Capital Investment  
 
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|Committee3 = Jobs and Economic Development Finance  
 
|Committee3 = Jobs and Economic Development Finance  
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==Elections==
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==Issues==
===2012===
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Swedzinski's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.chrisswede.com/ "chrisswede," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
  
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*Excerpt: "Minnesota is currently ranked the 4th worst state in terms of taxation.  Because of this, we are losing jobs.  Businesses, farms and families cannot survive, let alone thrive."
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*Excerpt: "Reducing the number of government jobs and government regulation will revive the private sector by creating job opportunities that do not depend on government funding.  It is estimated that for every dollar taken for taxes, three dollars is lost in economic growth in the private sector."
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*Excerpt: "I believe that you know best how to spend your hard-earned dollars.  Whether to save or spend should be your choice. You should have the opportunity to attend the school of your choice, select your own doctor, and run your farm or business without government interference."
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==Election history==
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===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
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Swedzinski won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012|Minnesota House of Representatives]] District 15B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated [[Al Kruse]] (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<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>
 
Swedzinski won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012|Minnesota House of Representatives]] District 15B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated [[Al Kruse]] (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<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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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
In 2010, Swedzinski raised $31,010 in contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MN&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref>   
 
In 2010, Swedzinski raised $31,010 in contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MN&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref>   
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==Personal==
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Swedzinski and his wife, Jessica, have two children.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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==Personal==
 
Swedzinski and his wife Jessica have two children.
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
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*[http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=15369 House website]
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*[http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=15369 Office website]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=123175 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=123175 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=123175 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=123175 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=129959 2010]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=129959 2010]
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chris-Swedzinski-for-MN-House-District-21A-Rep/119010431480864 Facebook profile]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chris-Swedzinski-for-MN-House-District-21A-Rep/119010431480864 Campaign Facebook page]
  
 
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Revision as of 20:13, 4 July 2013

Chris Swedzinski
Chris Swedzinski.JPG
Minnesota House of Representatives District 16A
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMinnesota State University
Personal
BirthdayMay 10, 1978
ProfessionFarmer/Welder
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Chris Swedzinski (b. May 10, 1978) is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 16A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Swedzinski earned his B.S. in History and Political Science from Minnesota State University, Mankato. His professional experience includes working as a farmer.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment
Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Higher Education Finance and Policy

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • Excerpt: "Minnesota is currently ranked the 4th worst state in terms of taxation. Because of this, we are losing jobs. Businesses, farms and families cannot survive, let alone thrive."
  • Excerpt: "Reducing the number of government jobs and government regulation will revive the private sector by creating job opportunities that do not depend on government funding. It is estimated that for every dollar taken for taxes, three dollars is lost in economic growth in the private sector."
  • Excerpt: "I believe that you know best how to spend your hard-earned dollars. Whether to save or spend should be your choice. You should have the opportunity to attend the school of your choice, select your own doctor, and run your farm or business without government interference."

Election history

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Swedzinski won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 15B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Al Kruse (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 16A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Swedinski Incumbent 56.8% 10,991
     Democratic Al Kruse 43.2% 8,363
Total Votes 19,354

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Swedzinski won election to the District 21A Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Ramona Larson (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 21A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Ramona Larson (DFL) 4,721 36.39%
Green check mark transparent.png Chris Swedzinski (R) 8.245 63.55%
Write-In 9 0.07%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Swedzinski raised $31,010 in contributions.[5]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $3,661
Redwood County RPM $2,500
Lyon County RPM $1,406

Personal

Swedzinski and his wife, Jessica, have two children.

Recent news

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sondra Erickson (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 16A
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Marty Seifert (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 21A
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Tim Kelly (R)