Gene Pelowski, Jr.

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Gene Pelowski, Jr.
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 28A
Incumbent
In office
1987 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 27
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 1986
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sWinona State University
Master'sWinona State University
Personal
ProfessionTeacher/Golf Pro
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Gene Pelowski, Jr. (b. 1952) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 58. He was first elected to the chamber in 1986.

Biography

Pelowski earned his B.S. in Social Studies and M.S. in Education from Winona State University. His professional experience includes working as a teacher at Winona Senior High School, and a golf professional at Walnut Grove Country Club.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Higher Education Finance and Policy, Chair
Rules and Legislative Administration
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Election history

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Pelowski won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 28A. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Adam Pace (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 28A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGene Pelowski, Jr. Incumbent 66.8% 12,969
     Republican Adam Pace 33.2% 6,435
Total Votes 19,404

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Pelowski won re-election to the District 31A Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Rhett Zenke (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 31A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gene Pelowski, Jr. (DFL) 7,527 57.68%
Rhett Zenke (R) 5,499 42.14%
Write-In 17 0.09%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Gene Pelowski, Jr. won election to the District 31A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Rhett Zenke. [5]

Gene Pelowski, Jr. raised $31,113 for his campaign.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 31A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Gene Pelowski, Jr. (DFL) 12941 67.73%
Rhett Zenke (R) 6138 32.12%
Write-In 29 0.15%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pelowski is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Pelowski raised a total of $273,621 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[7]

Gene Pelowski's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 28A Won $16,069
2010 Minnesota State House, District 31A Won $25,203
2008 Minnesota State House, District 31A Won $31,113
2006 Minnesota State House, District 31A Won $26,834
2004 Minnesota State House, District 31A Won $32,315
2002 Minnesota State House, District 31A Won $19,989
2000 Minnesota State House, District 31A Won $79,106
1998 Minnesota State House, District 32A Won $19,071
1996 Minnesota State House, District 32A Won $23,921
Grand Total Raised $273,621

2012

Pelowski won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Pelowski raised a total of $16,069.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gene Pelowski, Jr.'s campaign in 2012
Public Fund$3,954
Car Committee of Automative Retailers$500
Sharon Ropes Senate District 31 Committee$500
Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance$500
Minnesota Association of Farm Mutual Insurance Companies$500
Total Raised in 2012$16,069
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Pelowski won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Pelowski raised a total of $25,203.

2008

Pelowski won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Pelowski raised a total of $31,113.

2006

Pelowski won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Pelowski raised a total of $26,834.

2004

Pelowski won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Pelowski raised a total of $32,315.

2002

Pelowski won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Pelowski raised a total of $19,989.

2000

Pelowski won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Pelowski raised a total of $79,106.

1998

Pelowski won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Pelowski raised a total of $19,071.

1996

Pelowski won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Pelowski raised a total of $23,921.

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."[8]

2013

Pelowski received a score of 8% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 67th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[9]

2012

Pelowski received a score of 0% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 115th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[10]

2011

Pelowski received a score of 0% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 117th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [11]

Personal

Pelowski is married with two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tim Kelly (R)
Minnesota State House District 28A
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 31A
1987–2013
Succeeded by
Kurt Daudt (R)