|Minnesota House of Representatives District 63A|
|2001 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||14|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 7, 2000|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Minnesota|
|Master's||University of Minnesota|
|Date of birth||April 13, 1959|
|Place of birth||Minneapolis, MN|
Davnie earned his MEd from the University of Minnesota and BS in Psychology/Social Work from the University of Minnesota. He is a teacher at Independent School District 877 and a former chef.
Davnie served on the Seward Neighborhood Group from 1996-2000. He is married and has 2 children.
Davnie's website highlights the following campaign themes:
Preserving and enhancing our quality of urban life
- Excerpt:"Our urban quality of life is built on safe neighborhoods, strong, reliable transportation options, and affordable public services. For Minnesota a high quality of urban life is a strategic advantage to attracting and retaining the next generation of businesses and employees to the state."
Jobs Jobs Jobs
- Excerpt:"The state can play a key role in supporting the creation of jobs and should in this trying economy."
- Excerpt:"The legislature should make decisions in public and allow input from the people of Minnesota. Never again should a budget be set behind closed doors in a locked and dark Capitol."
- Excerpt:"A strong public education system is key to opportunity for all Minnesota students. The globalized 21st century economy demands a well-educated flexible workforce only possible through education. Every Minnesota child deserves an opportunity for a high quality, challenging educational experience."
- Excerpt:"We need to continue to build a multi-modal transit system that provides Minnesotans with transportation choices and allows the state to move in different ways. Light rail transit, buses, roads, and bike paths all play a part in developing a system that works."
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Davnie served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Education Finance|
|• Education Policy|
|• Ethics, Chair|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Davnie served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education Finance|
|• Education Reform|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Davnie served on these committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Commerce and Labor|
|• K-12 Education Policy and Oversight|
Davnie won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 63A. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 defeated Kirk Brink (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 63A, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Jim Davnie Incumbent||85.7%||19,680|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 62A (2010)|
|Jim Davnie (DFL)||13,524||83.95%|
|Wes Whitby (R)||2,544||15.79%|
Jim Davnie raised $36,768 for his campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 62A (2008)|
|Jim Davnie (DFL)||17,190||83.38%|
|Dave Shegstad (R)||3,368||16.34%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Davnie received $30,757 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jim Davnie's campaign in 2010|
|Minnesota Credit Union Network||$500|
|Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance||$500|
|Minneapolis Federation Of Teachers Local 59||$500|
|Minnesota Teachers Retirement Association||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$30,757|
Listed below are the two largest contributors to Jim Davnie's 2008 campaign.
|62nd Senate District Democrat-Farmer-Labor||$1,000|
- Minnesota House of Representatives - Rep. Jim Davnie
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Jim Davnie on LinkedIn
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Davnie
- "jimdavnie," Official Campaign Website
- Minnesota Secretary of State "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," Accessed June 18, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- Minnesota Secretary of State – 2010 General Election Results
- 2008 General Election Results
- Follow the Money's report on Davnie's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
Paul Thissen (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 63A
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 62A
| Succeeded by|
Karen Clark (DFL)
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