Dick Cohen

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Dick Cohen
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Minnesota State Senate District 64
Incumbent
In office
1987 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 27
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$96/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 1986
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
1983 to 1987
Minnesota House of Representatives
1977 to 1979
Education
Bachelor'sNorthwestern University
J.D.William Mitchell College of Law
Personal
BirthdayDecember 10, 1949
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dick Cohen is a Democratic Farm-Labor member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 64 since 1987 Cohen is a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, serving from 1977 to 1979 and again from 1983 to 1987.

Cohen graduated from Northwestern with his Bachelor's degree and later graduated with his Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell Law. Cohen is a former Public Defender for Hennipen County.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment
Finance, Chair
Judiciary
Rules and Administration

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Cohen won re-election in District 64 for State Senate. He defeated Alexander H. Jeffries in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Sharon Anderson (R) and Scott Larson (I) in the general election on November 6.[1][2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 64, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDick Cohen Incumbent 69.8% 33,008
     Republican Sharon Anderson 19.2% 9,068
     Independent Scott Larson 11% 5,196
Total Votes 47,272


Minnesota State Senate, District 64 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDick Cohen Incumbent 89.4% 5,797
Alexander H. Jeffries 10.6% 685
Total Votes 6,482

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Cohen won re-election to the 64th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Tony Hernandez ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 64 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dick Cohen (DFL) 23854 70.74%
Tony Hernandez (R) 9817 29.11%
Write-In 51 0.15%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Cohen won re-election to the 64th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Christine Van Tassel (R).[3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 64 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dick Cohen (DFL) 27,427 76.48%
Christine Van Tassel (R) 8,369 23.34%
Write-In 66 0.18%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Cohen received $78,775 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Minnesota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dick Cohen's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$20,265
Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi$500
Minneapolis Municipal Retirement Association$500
Faegre & Benson$500
Hale, Roger L$500
Total Raised in 2010 $78,775

2006

In 2006, Cohen collected $69,730 in donations.[5]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $22,345
Minnesota Medical Association $500
St. Paul Pipefitters Local 455 $500
Faegre & Benson $500
Prairie Island Indian Community $500

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District 64

Cohen represents Minnesota Senate District 64. District 64 includes the South Side of St. Paul[6].

Personal

Dick is single and resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Minnesota State Senate District 64
1987–present
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