David Senjem

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David Senjem
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Minnesota State Senate District 25
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Senate Majority Leader, Minnesota State Senate
2011-Present
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$96/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLuther College
Personal
BirthdayDecember 20, 1942
Place of birthAustin, MN
ProfessionEnvironmental Affairs Officer, Mayo Clinic (retired)
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
David Senjem (b. December 20, 1942) is a Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 25 since 2013 and currently serving as [[Senate Majority Leader] since December 2011. He previously represented District 29 from 2003 to 2013. Before being a Senator, Senjem was a Councilman for the City of Rochester from 1992 to 2002.

Senjem graduated from Luther College with his Bachelor's degree and currently works as the Environmental Affairs Officer for Mayo Clinic when the Senate is not in session.

Issues

Campaign themes

Senjem's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Tax Reform

  • Excerpt:"Capital purchases, data center refurbishment and those who hire interns in Greater Minnesota will get tax breaks, and the statewide business property tax freeze will be limited to one year."

Health Care

  • Excerpt:"One of the major achievements of the 2012 Session was the Omnibus Health and Human Services bill which enhances funding to several HHS programs of importance to our citizens by $18 million."

Job Creation

  • Excerpt:"By getting government out of the way and streamlining the permitting process where we can, businesses can grow and more Minnesotans can get back to work."

Jobs For Veterans

  • Excerpt:"U.S. veterans are experiencing unemployment at rates more than twice the general population, and this rate is even higher in Minnesota where our Reserve Forces have very high rates of volunteerism and deployment."

Voter Id Constitutional Amendment

  • Excerpt:"Requiring photo ID to vote is an effort to modernize the election system, and inspire confidence in the integrity of our process."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment
Taxes
Transportation and Public Safety

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Senjem won election in District 25 in 2012 due to redistricting. He was unopposed in the August 14 Republican primary and defeated Judy Ohly (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Senjem Incumbent 53.8% 22,299
     Democratic Judy Ohly 46.2% 19,149
Total Votes 41,448

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Senjem won re-election to the 29th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Greg French ran for the seat on the DFL ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 29 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Senjem (R) 21858 65.72%
Greg French (DFL) 11360 34.16%
Write-In 42 0.13%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Senjem won re-election to the 29th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating opponents Rob Broberg (DFL) and Jim Daley (I).[4]

Minnesota State Senate, District 29 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Senjem (R) 18,377 55.43%
Rob Broberg (DFL) 11,057 33.35%
Jim Daley (I) 3,693 11.14%
Write-In 25 0.08%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Senjem is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Senjem raised a total of $278,604 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 27, 2013.[5]

Dave Senjem's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State Senate, District 25 Won $63,971
2010 Minnesota State Senate, District 29 Won $65,812
2008 Minnesota State Senate, District 29 Not up for election $6,703
2006 Minnesota State Senate, District 29 Won $58,862
2004 Minnesota State Senate, District 29 Not up for election $24,392
2002 Minnesota State Senate, District 29 Won $58,864
Grand Total Raised $278,604

2012

Senjem won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Senjem raised a total of $63,971.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Senjem's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$7,048
Keith, A.M.$500
Minn. TruckPAC (f/k/a Minn. Trucking Association State PAC)$500
Minn. CPAs Public Affairs Committee$500
IFO PAC Fund (Inter Faculty Organization)$500
Total Raised in 2012$63,971
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Senjem won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Senjem raised a total of $65,812.

2008

Senjem was not up for election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Senjem raised a total of $6,703.

2006

Senjem won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Senjem raised a total of $58,862.

2004

Senjem was not up for election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Senjem raised a total of $24,392.

2002

Senjem won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Senjem raised a total of $58,864.

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Personal

David is married to Marlys Senjem. They have two children and reside in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Al DeKruif (R)
Minnesota State Senate District 25
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State Senate District 29
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Bruce Anderson (R)