Joe Schomacker

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Joe Schomacker
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 22A
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader, Minnesota House of Representatives
2013 - present
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. In the 2013 legislative session, Schomacker served as an Assistant Minority Leader.

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

Comprehensive donor information for Schomacker is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Schomacker raised a total of $63,371 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[5]

Joe Schomakers's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 22A Won $38,148
2010 Minnesota State House, District 22A Won $25,223
Grand Total Raised $63,371

2012

Schomacker won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Schomacker raised a total of $38,148.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe Schomacker's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$2,679
Murray County RPM$1,250
Pipestone County RPM$1,250
Schomacker, Joe R.$1,165
Rock County RPM$1,100
Total Raised in 2012$38,148
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Schomacker won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Schomacker raised a total of $25,223.

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."[6]

2013

Schomacker received a score of 92% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 12th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[7]

2012

Schomacker received a score of 43% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 53rd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[8]

2011

Schomacker received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 27th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [9]

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