|Minnesota State Senate, District 57|
|January 8, 2013 - present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Master's||University of St. Thomas|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Clausen served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Higher Education and Workforce Development, Vice-chair|
Clausen's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Public Service, Leadership
- Excerpt: "Greg has spent his entire life as an educator working to build a better tomorrow for future generations of Minnesotans. He will bring this same vision, public service, work ethic and leadership to the State Senate."
- Excerpt: "Greg understands the need to support a strong economic infrastructure. Business incentives are needed that will keep jobs in Minnesota, provide training programs and hire veterans. Encouraging scientific innovation, research and development will evolve into new business opportunities that will create jobs for Minnesotans."
- Excerpt: "We need to identify and set priorities on what are the values and initiatives which will move Minnesota forward. Equitable and fair solutions need to be found to reduce the tax burden on home and property owners."
- Excerpt: "Education is a needed investment in Minnesota’s infrastructure if we are to compete in the global marketplace. Investing in Early Childhood Parenting Education, all-day/every-day kindergarten, lower class sizes and incentives to increase parent and community involvement are steps toward close the achievement gap."
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012
Clausen won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota State Senate District 57. He defeated Mike Germain in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Pat Hall (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota State Senate, District 57, General Election, 2012|
|Minnesota State Senate, District 57 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Clausen is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Clausen raised a total of $47,023 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.
|Greg Clausen's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Minnesota State Senate, District 57||$47,023|
|Grand Total Raised||$47,023|
2012Clausen won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Clausen raised a total of $47,023.
|Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Greg Clausen's campaign in 2012|
|DFL Senate Caucus||$2,200|
|Clausen, Gregory David||$2,000|
|3rd Senate District DFL New||$2,000|
|United Food & Commercial Workers Council 6||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$47,023|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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."
Clausen and his wife, Bobbie, have three children.
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- Office website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Follow the Money career profile
- "clausenforsenate," Official Campaign Website
- Minnesota Secretary of State "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," Accessed June 25, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Follow the Money, "Clausen, Greg." Retrieved June 28, 2013
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecards," accessed May 15, 2014
- Taypayers League of Minnesota, "Legislative Scorecard, 2013," accessed May 15, 2014
- Clausenforsenate.com "About Greg," Accessed August 9, 2012
Katie Sieben (DFL)
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