Joe McDonald

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Joe McDonald
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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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, McDonald received $21,388 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[6]


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)