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Joe McDonald
Joe McDonald.JPG
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 29A
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday1966
Place of birthWatertown, Minnesota
ProfessionPhotographer/Business Owner
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joe McDonald (b. 1966) is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 29A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

McDonald earned his A.A. in Photography from Hennepin Technical College, master's degree in photography in 2003, and craftsman degree in 2008. His professional experience includes owning a photography studio.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Education Finance
Health and Human Services Finance
Legacy

2011-2012

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Joe McDonald endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Election history

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

McDonald won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 29A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Susann Dye (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 29A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe McDonald Incumbent 62% 13,002
     Democratic Susann Dye 38% 7,954
Total Votes 20,956

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

McDonald won election to the District 19B Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Christine Brazelton (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 19B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Christine Brazelton (DFL) 7,179 32.67%
Green check mark transparent.png Joe McDonald (R) 14,770 67.22%
Write-In 25 0.11%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McDonald is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, McDonald raised a total of $41,105 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[6]

Joe McDonald's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 29A Won $19,717
2010 Minnesota House, District 19B Won $21,388
Grand Total Raised $41,105

2012

McDonald won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McDonald raised a total of $19,717.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe McDonald's campaign in 2012
State of Minnesota Campaign Finance BD$3,357
Wright County Republican Party of Minnesota$1,000
Michele PAC Minnesota$500
Tom Emmer Gov. Committee$500
Roskowiak, Randy$500
Total Raised in 2012$19,717
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, McDonald received $21,388 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe McDonald's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$5,785
Wright County Rpm$4,000
Kalleberg, Philip$500
Minnesota Trucking Association$500
Roskowiak, Sandy$500
Total Raised in 2010 $21,388

Scorecards

Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[8]

2013

McDonald received a score of 77% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 57th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[9]

2012

McDonald received a score of 86% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 25th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[10]

2011

McDonald received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 37th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [11]

Personal

McDonald and his wife, Rachel, have three children. His father, K.J. McDonald, served in the House from 1977 to 1982, and from 1983 to 1990.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Duane Quam (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 29A
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Tom Emmer (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 19B
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Kathy Brynaert (D)