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Joe Atkins
Joe Atkins.JPG
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 52B
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Inner Grove Heights
1996 – 2002
Director, Inner Grove Heights School Board
1987 – 1990
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities (1998)
J.D.William Mitchell College of Law (1991)
Personal
BirthdayOctober 6, 1965
Place of birthSouth St. Paul, Minnesota
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joe Atkins (b. October 6, 1965) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 52B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Prior to joining the House, Atkins served as Mayor of Inner Grove Heights from 1992 to 2002, and was Director of the Inner Grove Heights School Board from 1987 to 1990.

Biography

Atkins earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; and his J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney with Thuet, Pugh, Rogosheske, and Atkins.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment
Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy, Chair
Energy Policy
Ethics
Ways and Means

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Atkins served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Atkins served on the following committees:

Election history

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Atkins won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 52B. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Paul Tuschy (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 52B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Atkins Incumbent 66.1% 14,493
     Republican Paul Tuschy 33.9% 7,430
Total Votes 21,923

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Atkins won re-election to the District 39B Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Terry Pearson (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 39B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Joe Atkins (DFL) 10,049 63.23%
Terry Pearson (R) 5,837 36.72%
Write-In 15 0.09%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Joe Atkins won election to the District 39B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Christian Rieck. [5]

Joe Atkins raised $146,642 for his campaign.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 39B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Joe Atkins (DFL) 16291 73.37%
Christian Rieck (R) 5876 26.46%
Write-In 36 0.16%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Atkins is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Atkins raised a total of $594,767 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[7]

Joe Atkins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 52B Won $105,599
2010 Minnesota State House, District 39B Won $121,892
2008 Minnesota State House, District 39B Won $146,642
2006 Minnesota State House, District 39B Won $94,284
2004 Minnesota State House, District 39B Won $83,508
2002 Minnesota State House, District 39B Won $42,842
Grand Total Raised $594,767

2012

Atkins won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Atkins raised a total of $105,599.

2010

Atkins won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Atkins raised a total of $121,892.

2008

Atkins won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Atkins raised a total of $146,642.

2006

Atkins won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Atkins raised a total of $94,284.

2004

Atkins won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Atkins raised a total of $83,508.

2002

Atkins won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Atkins raised a total of $42,842.

Personal

Atkins is married with three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Matt Dean (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 52B
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 39B
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Kathy Lohmer (R)