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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=38853 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
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* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110362 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=82317 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=75101 2004]
 
* Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=110362 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=82317 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=75101 2004]
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rep-John-Benson/357606610154 John Benson on Facebook]
 
  
 
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John Benson
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 44B
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMinnesota State University, Mankato (1968)
Master'sUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities (1972)
Personal
BirthdayJuly 30, 1943
Place of birthGlasgow, Montana
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Benson (b. July 30, 1943) is a Democratic-Farmer Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 44B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Benson's professional experience includes working as a social studies teacher at Edina Public Schools from 1966 to 1999; and President of Education Minnesota Edina from 1996 to 1999, the Edina Federation of Teachers from 1990 to 1996, and the Minnesota Federation of Teachers from 1987 to 1995.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Education Policy
Environment and Natural Resources Policy
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance
Health and Human Services Policy
Rules and Legislative Administration, Vice-chair
Taxes

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Benson served on the following committees:

Election history

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Benson won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 44B. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Mark Stefan (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 44B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Benson Incumbent 55.9% 13,754
     Republican Mark Stefan 44.1% 10,848
Total Votes 24,602

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Benson won re-election to the District 43B Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Brian Grogan (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 43B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Benson (DFL) 8,986 51.65%
Brian Grogan (R) 8,394 48.24%
Write-In 19 0.11%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Benson won election to the District 43B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Brian Grogan. [5]

Benson raised $39,261 for his campaign.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 43B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Benson (DFL) 12,372 55.53%
Brian Grogan (R) 9,872 44.31%
Write-In 34 0.15%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Benson received $29,905 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Benson's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$7,452
43rd Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$1,800
Minneapolis Federation Of Teachers Local 59$500
Afscme Minnesota Council 5$500
Education Minnesota$450
Total Raised in 2010 $29,905

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to John Benson's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $8,568

Personal

Benson is married with two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ryan Winkler (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 44B
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 43B
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Leon Lillie (DFL)