Difference between revisions of "Ernie Leidiger"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Text replace - "==Election history==" to "==Elections==")
(External links)
Line 226: Line 226:
 
*[http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=15355 Office website]
 
*[http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=15355 Office website]
 
*[http://www.ernieleidiger.com/ Campaign website]
 
*[http://www.ernieleidiger.com/ Campaign website]
 +
*[http://openstates.org/mn/legislators/MNL000296/ernie-leidiger/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=125724 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=125724 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=125724 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=125724 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]

Revision as of 19:25, 2 April 2014

Ernie Leidiger
Ernie Leidiger.JPG
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 47A
Incumbent
In office
January 4, 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'sUnited States Naval Academy
Master'sUnited States Naval War College, Salve Regina College
Personal
BirthdayAugust 7, 1953
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ernie Leidiger (b. August 7, 1953) is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 47A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Leidiger earned his B.S. in General Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, M.S. from Salve Regina College, and M.A. in national security and strategic planning from the U.S. Naval War College. His professional experience includes working for Brothers Office Furniture.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Education Policy
Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy
State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Leidiger won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 47A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Keith Pickering (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 47A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngErnie Leidiger Incumbent 62.6% 12,938
     Democratic Keith Pickering 37.4% 7,718
Total Votes 20,656

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Leidiger won election to the District 34A Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Leanne Pouliot Kunze (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 34A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Leanne Pouliot Kunze (DFL) 7,288 34.86%
Green check mark transparent.png Ernie Leidiger (R) 13,602 65.06%
Write-In 16 0.08%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Leidiger is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Leidiger raised a total of $36,347 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 13, 2013.[4]

Ernie Leidiger's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 47A Won $14,700
2010 Minnesota House, District 34A Won $21,647
Grand Total Raised $36,347

2012

Leidiger won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Leidiger raised a total of $14,700.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ernie Leidiger's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$3,628
Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association$500
Minnesota Oncology Hematology$500
Haselow, Richard$250
Hamilton, Harold$250
Total Raised in 2012$14,700
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Leidiger raised $21,647 in contributions.[5]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $6,337
Leidiger, Ernie $2,803
Leidiger, Unreadable $2,000
Kohls Volunteer Cmte $1,000
Leidiger, Ernie $1,000

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."[6]

2013

Leidiger received a score of 92% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 19th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[7]

2012

Leidiger received a score of 100% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 8th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[8]

2011

Leidiger received a score of 85% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 12th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [9]

Personal

Leidiger and his wife, Jan, have three children. He co-founded a charity, Operation Homefront.

Recent news

BallotpediaAvatar bigger.png
Know more information about this profile?
Submit a bio

This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Ernie + Leidiger + Minnesota + House"

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

+ Leidiger + Minnesota + House&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss Ernie Leidiger News Feed

  • Loading...

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Denise Dittrich (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 47A
2013–present
Succeeded by
NA
Preceded by
Paul Kohls (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 34A
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Joyce Peppin (R)