Jim Davnie

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Jim Davnie
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 63A
Incumbent
In office
2001 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota
Master'sUniversity of Minnesota
Personal
BirthdayApril 13, 1959
Place of birthMinneapolis, MN
ProfessionTeacher
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jim Davnie (b. April 13, 1959) is a Democratic-Farmer Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 63A since 2013. He previously represented District 62A from 2001 to 2013.

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.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

Davnie's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

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."

Budget

  • 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."

Quality schools

  • 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."

Transportation

  • 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."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Education Finance
Education Policy
Ethics, Chair
Taxes
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Davnie served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Davnie served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 63A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Davnie Incumbent 85.7% 19,680
     Republican Kirk Brink 14.3% 3,289
Total Votes 22,969

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Davnie won re-election to the District 62A Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Wes Whitby (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 62A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Davnie (DFL) 13,524 83.95%
Wes Whitby (R) 2,544 15.79%
Write-In 41 0.25%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Jim Davnie won election to the District 62A Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Dave Shegstad. [6]

Jim Davnie raised $36,768 for his campaign.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 62A (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Davnie (DFL) 17,190 83.38%
Dave Shegstad (R) 3,368 16.34%
Write-In 58 0.28%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Davnie received $30,757 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[8]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Davnie's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$9,723
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

2008

Listed below are the two largest contributors to Jim Davnie's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $10,840
62nd Senate District Democrat-Farmer-Labor $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Thissen (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 63A
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 62A
2001–2013
Succeeded by
Karen Clark (DFL)