|Minnesota State Senate District 51|
|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|
|Minnesota State Senate District 38|
Carlson graduated from Dunwoody Institute with a Technical Certificate in 1967 and also later graduated from Minnesota with a Bachelor's in Engineering in 1973. He was defeated in the November 2, 2010 general election.
Carlson is a retired Manufacturing Manager.
Carlson's website highlights the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"If our children are to compete in the global marketplace, we need to continue our state’s legacy of having the best education system in the nation. Jim will make it a top priority to relieve skyrocketing college tuition costs."
Honest, Active Leadership
- Excerpt:"Jim stands for honest, active leadership. He understands that doing the people’s business requires a full-time commitment. Minnesotans deserve a strong voice in the State Senate. "
Jobs and Economic Growth
- Excerpt:"He believes that a rising tide must lift all boats, and a growing economy must create family-supporting jobs to expand the middle class."
Transportation and Infrastructure
- Excerpt:"Citizens and businesses are demanding a real commitment to our district’s infrastructure. Jim will be a strong voice for innovative solutions to reduce congestion and adequately fund roads."
- Excerpt:"Honest government means honest accounting of real needs and resources. Jim supports pay as you go government, not gimmicks, not smoke-and-mirrors accounting. Our children cannot succeed carrying a mountain of debt."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Carlson served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Transportation and Public Safety|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012
|Minnesota State Senate, District 51, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Ted Daley Incumbent||46.8%||21,096|
- See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010
|Minnesota State Senate, District 38 (2006)|
|Jim Carlson (DFL)||16,916||53.59%|
|Mike McGinn (R)||14,622||46.32%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2006, Carlson collected $61,357 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Minnesota DFL Party||$2,000|
|38th Senate District DFL||$1,124|
|Lakes and Plains Regional Council of Carpenters and Joiners||$500|
|Midwest Values PAC||$500|
Carlson represented Minnesota Senate District 38. District 38 the Minneapolis/St. Paul suburbs of Burnsville and Eagan.
Jim is married to Gayle Carlson. They have two children and reside in Eagan, Minnesota.
- Jim Carlson's official campaign website
- Jim Carlson's official Minnesota State Senate website
- Biography from Project Vote Smartgraphical profile
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Jim Carlson on Facebook
- Jim Carlson on Twitter
- "carlsonforsenate," Official Campaign Website
- Minnesota Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Secretary of State Official general election results
- Minnesota Secretary of State - 2006 General Election Results
- 2006 contributions to Jim Carlson
- "Minnesota Secretary of State" Map of Senate District 38
Pam Wolf (R)
|Minnesota State Senate District 51
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota State Senate District 38
| Succeeded by|
Ted Daley (R)