|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 52B|
|2003 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||12|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 5, 2002|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Mayor, City of Inner Grove Heights|
|1996 – 2002|
|Director, Inner Grove Heights School Board|
|1987 – 1990|
|Bachelor's||University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (1998)|
|J.D.||William Mitchell College of Law (1991)|
|Date of birth||October 6, 1965|
|Place of birth||South St. Paul, Minnesota|
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.
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.
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|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Atkins served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Regulatory Reform|
|• Higher Education Policy and Finance|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Atkins served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Commerce and Labor, Chair|
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.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 52B, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Joe Atkins Incumbent||66.1%||14,493|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 39B (2010)|
|Joe Atkins (DFL)||10,049||63.23%|
|Terry Pearson (R)||5,837||36.72%|
Joe Atkins raised $146,642 for his campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 39B (2008)|
|Joe Atkins (DFL)||16291||73.37%|
|Christian Rieck (R)||5876||26.46%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Atkins received $121,892 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Joe Atkins's campaign in 2010|
|39th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party||$6,000|
|Fine, Bianca M||$250|
|Total Raised in 2010||$121,892|
Listed below are the two largest contributors to Joe Atkins' 2008 campaign.
|39th Senate District Democrat-Farmer-Labor||$3,992|
Atkins is married with three children.
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- Office website
- November 28, 2012 snapshot of Atkins' campaign website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Joe Atkins on Facebook
- Joe Atkins on LinkedIn
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Atkins
- 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 Atkins' 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
Matt Dean (R)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 52B
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota State House District 39B
| Succeeded by|
Kathy Lohmer (R)
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