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Denny McNamara
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 54B
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 29, 1952
ProfessionLandscape Contractor
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Denny McNamara (b. September 29, 1952) is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 54B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

McNamara earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota. His professional experience includes working as a landscape contractor with Hoffman and McNamara Nursery and Landscape.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment and Natural Resources Policy
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, McNamara served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Denny also realizes that any tax increase would likely cause more businesses to close or lay off more employees, which is why he's opposed more than $4 billion in proposed tax hikes at the State Capitol over the past two years."

Economy And Government Spending

  • Excerpt: "For the past ten years, Denny has fought to prioritize state government spending and opposed outlandish tax increase proposals. With a state budget deficit looming, you can bet there will be an outcry from many lawmakers next year to raise taxes in order to increase government spending. And when that happens, you can count on Denny to shoot them down."

Environment

  • Excerpt: "Conserving our natural resources is about providing long-term protection of our environment. Denny will continue to promote conservation efforts and find new ways to keep our water, air, and land clean."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Denny believes every child deserves a quality education focused on the basics of reading, writing, science and math. He also understands that a student is a student no matter where they live, which is why he has also worked toward providing our schools with equal funding with those in the inner cities."

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

McNamara won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 54B. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Joanna Bayers (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 54B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDenny McNamara Incumbent 57.5% 12,493
     Democratic Joanna Bayers 42.5% 9,228
Total Votes 21,721

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

McNamara won re-election to the District 57B seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated David Page (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 57B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
David Page (DFL) 5,726 34.44%
Green check mark transparent.png Denny McNamara (R) 10,885 65,47%
Write-In 14 0.08%

2008

On November 4, 2008, McNamara won election to the District 57B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Rod Van Vleet. [6]

McNamara raised $57,069 for his campaign.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 57B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Denny McNamara (R) 13,102 57.19%
Rod Van Vleet (DFL) 9,770 42.65%
Write-In 36 0.16%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McNamara is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, McNamara raised a total of $277,753 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.[8]

Denny McNamara's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 54B Won $35,177
2010 Minnesota House, District 57B Won $43,431
2008 Minnesota House, District 57B Won $57,069
2006 Minnesota House, District 57B Won $53,264
2004 Minnesota House, District 57B Won $52,795
2002 Minnesota House, District 57B Won $36,017
Grand Total Raised $277,753

2012

McNamara won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McNamara raised a total of $39,271.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Denny McNamara's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$3,713
Avent, Terry$500
Langlais, Janet$500
Saggau, David J.$500
Avent, Sharon$500
Total Raised in 2012$39,271
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, McNamara received $43,431 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[9]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Denny McNamara's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$5,441
Avent, Terry$500
Avent, Sharon Lee$500
Patton, Gina$250
Poepl, Marp P$250
Total Raised in 2010 $43,431

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Denny McNamara's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $7,093

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."[10]

2013

McNamara received a score of 85% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 49th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[11]

2012

McNamara received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 59th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[12]

2011

McNamara received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 34th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [13]

Personal

McNamara is married with two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bev Scalze (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 54B
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 57B
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Anna Wills (R)