Eric Pratt

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Eric Pratt
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Minnesota State Senate District 55
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 1
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
Office website
Eric Pratt is a Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 55 since 2013.


Campaign themes

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

Business Climate

  • Excerpt:"We need to realize that we compete in a global economy and with neighboring states. Reducing the cost of doing business and investing in infrastructure will attract business investment and create good-paying, stable jobs."

Role of Government

  • Excerpt:"Local government is the best able to meet the unique needs of its community. Cities, counties and school boards have been unfairly burdened by mandates with a “one size fits all” mentality coming from St. Paul."

Personal Taxes

  • Excerpt:"I believe Minnesota should flatten the tax code and expand the tax base. Our current system, especially sales taxes, are regressive and hitting the lowest income families the hardest."


  • Excerpt:" I am pro-life."

Voter ID

  • Excerpt:"The credibility of our election system relies on assuring we have credible votes and voters. As the only candidate with real world identity theft protection experience, I stand ready to defend the integrity of elections"

Committee assignments


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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Higher Education and Workforce Development
Transportation and Public Safety



See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Pratt won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota State Senate District 55. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Kathy Busch (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 55, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Pratt 55.2% 22,254
     Democratic Kathy Busch 44.8% 18,070
Total Votes 40,324

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Wiger (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 55
Succeeded by