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|Name = Jason Metsa
 
|Name = Jason Metsa
 
|Profile picture = Jason Metsa.jpg
 
|Profile picture = Jason Metsa.jpg
|Position = Minnesota House of Representatives District 6B
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|Position = Minnesota House of Representatives, District 6B
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
|Tenure = [[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 8, 2013]] - Present
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|Tenure = [[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 8, 2013]] - present
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 6, 2015]]
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|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 4, 2014|January 2, 2017]]
 
|Assumed office = 2013
 
|Assumed office = 2013
 
|Political party = Democratic
 
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|Per diem = $66/day
 
|Per diem = $66/day
 
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|Last election = [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election = November 4, 2014
 
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|First elected = [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
|First elected = [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
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|Next election = November 4, 2014
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}}{{tnr}}'''Jason Metsa'''  is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]], representing District 6B since 2013.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Jason Metsa'''  is a [[Democratic|Democratic-Farmer-Labor]] member of the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]], representing [[Minnesota House of Representatives District 6B|District 6B]].  He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2015 legislative session===
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At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Metsa served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|year = 2015
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Agriculture Finance
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|Committee2 = Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance
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|Committee3 = Mining and Outdoor Recreation Policy
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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===2013-2014===
 
===2013-2014===
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Metsa served on the following committees:
 
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Metsa served on the following committees:
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|Committee3 = Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries
 
|Committee3 = Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries
 
|Committee4 = Transportation Finance
 
|Committee4 = Transportation Finance
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
===2012===
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===2014===
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===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Metsa won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012|Minnesota House of Representatives]] District 6B. He defeated [[Lorrie Janatopoulos]] and [[Dave Meyer]] in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated [[Jesse Colangelo]] (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. <ref>[http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us/CandidateFilingResults.aspx?county=0&municipality=0&schooldistrict=0&hospitaldistrict=0&level=1&party=0&federal=False&judicial=False&executive=False&senate=False&representative=True&title=&office=0&candidateid=0 ''Minnesota Secretary of State'' "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," Accessed June 18, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.sos.state.mn.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=11802 ''Minnesota Secretary of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref>
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Metsa won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012|Minnesota House of Representatives]] District 6B. He defeated [[Lorrie Janatopoulos]] and [[Dave Meyer]] in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated [[Jesse Colangelo]] (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us/CandidateFilingResults.aspx?county=0&municipality=0&schooldistrict=0&hospitaldistrict=0&level=1&party=0&federal=False&judicial=False&executive=False&senate=False&representative=True&title=&office=0&candidateid=0 ''Minnesota Secretary of State'', "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 18, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.sos.state.mn.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=11802 ''Minnesota Secretary of State'', "Minnesota State Canvassing Report - State Primary - Tuesday, August 14, 2012," accessed April 23, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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|Chamber= Minnesota House of Representatives, District 6B
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===2012===
 
===2012===
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|office= Minnesota House of Representatives
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 38028
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|org1 = Public Fund
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|org2 = 6th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
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|org3 = Steelworkers District 11
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|org4 = North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters & Joiners
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|org5 = Carver Richards
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|orgamount1 = 6236
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|orgamount2 = 5000
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|orgamount3 = 500
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|orgamount4 = 500
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|orgamount5 = 500
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|}}
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==Scorecards==
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{{Minnesota legislature scorecards|Begin=2013|End=2020}}
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===Taxpayers League of Minnesota===
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{{The Taxpayers League of Minnesota Writeup}}
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====2013====
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{{The Taxpayers League of Minnesota house scorecard 2013|name=Metsa|score=0|rank=96th}}
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "'''Jason + Metsa + Minnesota + House'''"
 
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*[http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=15407 Rep. Metsa's website]
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*[http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=15407 Office website]
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*[http://openstates.org/mn/legislators/MNL000446/jason-metsa/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=140948 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=140948 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=140948 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=140948 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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Jason Metsa
Jason Metsa.jpg
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 6B
Incumbent
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolKennedy Secondary
Associate'sMesabi Community College
Personal
ProfessionCoordinator, North East Area Labor Council
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jason Metsa is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 6B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Metsa served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture Finance
Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance
Mining and Outdoor Recreation Policy

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Housing Finance and Policy
Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy
Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries
Transportation Finance

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent Jason Metsa was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Matt Matasich was unopposed in the Republican primary. Metsa defeated Matasich in the general election.[1][2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 6B General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJason Metsa Incumbent 64.1% 11,363
     Republican Matt Matasich 35.7% 6,334
     Write-in Write-in 0.2% 28
Total Votes 17,725

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Metsa won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 6B. He defeated Lorrie Janatopoulos and Dave Meyer in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Jesse Colangelo (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 6B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJason Metsa 68.4% 15,146
     Republican Jesse Colangelo 31.6% 7,012
Total Votes 22,158
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 6B Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJason Metsa 54% 3,396
Lorrie Janatopoulos 41.2% 2,590
Dave Meyer 4.9% 307
Total Votes 6,293

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Metsa is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Metsa raised a total of $38,028 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[6]

Jason Metsa's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 6B Won $38,028
Grand Total Raised $38,028

2012

Metsa won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Metsa raised a total of $38,028.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Minnesota

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Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

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2014

In 2014, the Legislature was in session from February 25 through May 19.

Legislators are scored on bills of interest to an organization advocating "limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty."[7]
  • Legislators are scored on pro-life issues; committee, procedural and floor votes are counted.
  • Legislators are scored on seven business-related bills.
Legislators are scored on pro-choice issues.
  • Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.

2013

In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 8 to May 20.

Legislators are scored "on key votes on issues concerning economic freedom, which includes taxes, budgets and spending, health care and more."[8]
  • Legislators are scored on pro-life issues; committee, procedural and floor votes are counted.
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to a socially conservative "pro-family" organization.[9]
Legislators are scored on "a wide range of issues including taxes, government spending, elections, childcare unionization, property rights and energy policy" per "the traditional values position."[10]
Legislators are scored on votes of interest to an economically conservative organization.
Legislators are scored on votes regarding reproductive issues.

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."[11]

2013

Metsa received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 96th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Murphy (DFL)
Minnesota State House District 6B
2013–present
Succeeded by
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