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|Position = Minnesota House of Representatives District 22A
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}}{{tnr}}'''Joe Schomacker''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]], representing District 22A since 2011.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Joe Schomacker''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]], representing District 22A.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
Schomacker is an independent public relations consultant, working with political and non-profit organizations and small town businesses.
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==Biography==
 
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Schomacker earned his bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Speech Communication and Political Science in from Southwest Minnesota State University, and his M.P.S. from George Washington University's online program. His professional experience includes working as an independent public relations consultant, and with political and non-profit organizations and small town businesses.
Shomacker graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall with degrees in Public Administration, Speech Communication and Political Science. Joe also earned a Masters degree in Professional Studies from George Washington University online.
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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Schomacker's website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.joeforhouse.com "joeforhouse," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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'''Jobs and Economic Development'''
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*Excerpt:"Continue the discussion between business and educators about the mismatch between skilled workers and the jobs available."
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'''Government Spending And Reform'''
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*Excerpt:"Minnesotans can’t afford state’s spending growth.  We need to reduce spending and cut back during lean times like this.  A slash and burn approach to reducing spending isn’t practical, either.  We need to have a thoughtful approach and honest debate about wants versus needs, and what taxpayers are willing to pay."
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'''Healthcare'''
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*Excerpt:"A focus on reforming how healthcare is provided in this state will not only provide better access to affordable care, but also drive the cost to the state down."
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'''Education'''
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*Excerpt:"A student is a student regardless of where they live or the size of their school.  The cost to educate students in small rural schools is similar to the Twin Cities, but these schools often lack the money to cover basic funding issues due to their small student population."
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Schomacker served on these committees:
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==Elections==
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Schomacker's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref name=website>[http://www.joeforhouse.com "joeforhouse," Official Campaign Website]</ref>
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'''Jobs and Economic Development'''
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*Excerpt: "Continue the discussion between business and educators about the mismatch between skilled workers and the jobs available."
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'''Government Spending And Reform'''
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*Excerpt: "Minnesotans can’t afford state’s spending growth.  We need to reduce spending and cut back during lean times like this.  A slash and burn approach to reducing spending isn’t practical, either.  We need to have a thoughtful approach and honest debate about wants versus needs, and what taxpayers are willing to pay."
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'''Healthcare'''
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*Excerpt: "A focus on reforming how healthcare is provided in this state will not only provide better access to affordable care, but also drive the cost to the state down."
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'''Education'''
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*Excerpt: "A student is a student regardless of where they live or the size of their school.  The cost to educate students in small rural schools is similar to the Twin Cities, but these schools often lack the money to cover basic funding issues due to their small student population."
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==Election history==
 
===2012===
 
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===2010===
 
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In 2010, Schomacker raised $25,223 in contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MN&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref>   
 
In 2010, Schomacker raised $25,223 in contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MN&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref>   
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==Personal==
 
Schomacker is single.
 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=15367 House website]
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*[http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=15367 Office website]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=123181 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=123181 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=123181 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=123181 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=129961 2010]
 
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=129961 2010]
*[http://www.facebook.com/joeforhouse Facebook profile]
 
 
*[http://twitter.com/joeschomacker Twitter account]
 
*[http://twitter.com/joeschomacker Twitter account]
  

Revision as of 10:15, 5 July 2013

Joe Schomacker
Joe Schomacker.JPG
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 22A
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
Education
Bachelor'sSouthwest Minnesota State University
Master'sGeorge Washington University
Personal
ProfessionOwner, Nexus Political Consulting
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joe Schomacker is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 22A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Schomacker earned his bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Speech Communication and Political Science in from Southwest Minnesota State University, and his M.P.S. from George Washington University's online program. His professional experience includes working as an independent public relations consultant, and with political and non-profit organizations and small town businesses.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Health and Human Services Finance
Health and Human Services Policy
Housing Finance and Policy

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Schomacker's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs and Economic Development

  • Excerpt: "Continue the discussion between business and educators about the mismatch between skilled workers and the jobs available."

Government Spending And Reform

  • Excerpt: "Minnesotans can’t afford state’s spending growth. We need to reduce spending and cut back during lean times like this. A slash and burn approach to reducing spending isn’t practical, either. We need to have a thoughtful approach and honest debate about wants versus needs, and what taxpayers are willing to pay."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "A focus on reforming how healthcare is provided in this state will not only provide better access to affordable care, but also drive the cost to the state down."

Education

  • Excerpt: "A student is a student regardless of where they live or the size of their school. The cost to educate students in small rural schools is similar to the Twin Cities, but these schools often lack the money to cover basic funding issues due to their small student population."

Election history

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Schomacker won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 22A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Eugene Short (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 22A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Schomacker Incumbent 59.1% 11,555
     Democratic Eugene Short 40.9% 8,006
Total Votes 19,561

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Schomacker won election to the District 22A Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Ted Winter (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 22A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Ted Winter (DFL) 5,807 43.27%
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Schomacker (R) 7,595 56.59%
Write-In 19 0.14%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Schomacker raised $25,223 in contributions.[5]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $3,547
Murray County RPM $1,800
Rock County RPM $1,500
Schomacker, Joe $1,000
Pipestone County RPM $1,000

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Preceded by
Doug Magnus (R)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 22A
2011–present
Succeeded by
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