|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 66B|
|2003 - present|
|January 6, 2015|
|Years in position||12|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 5, 2002|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Saint Louis University|
|J.D.||Hamline University School of Law|
|Date of birth||January 15, 1973|
|Place of birth||Brooklyn Park, Minnesota|
|Profession||Assistant City Attorney, City of Saint Paul|
Lesch earned his B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from Saint Louis University and J.D. from the Hamline University School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of St. Paul, a legislative intern for Representative Andy Dawkins, and an aide to St. Paul Councilman Chris Coleman.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Lesch served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Civil Law, Chair|
|• Judiciary Finance and Policy|
|• Public Safety Finance and Policy|
|• Rules and Legislative Administration|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lesch served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Civil Law|
|• Judiciary Policy and Finance|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lesch served on the following committees:
|Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Public Safety Policy and Oversight|
Lesch won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 66B. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Ben Blomgren (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 66B, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||John Lesch Incumbent||79.6%||11,504|
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 66A (2010)|
|John Lesch (DFL)||4,894||71.2%|
|Chris Conner (R)||1,952||28.40%|
Lesch raised $19,628 for his campaign.
|Minnesota House of Representatives, District 66A (2008)|
|John Lesch (DFL)||9,001||76.77%|
|Gilbert Higuera (R)||2,665||22.73%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Lesch received $14,239 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.
|Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John Lesch's campaign in 2010|
|66Th Senate District DFL||$1,000|
|Afscme Minnesota Council 5||$300|
|Multi Housing PAC||$300|
|Dorsey & Whitney||$250|
|Total Raised in 2010||$14,239|
Listed below is the largest contributor to John Lesch's 2008 campaign.
Lesch is divorced with one child. He has been a member of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local #3757, a Delegate for the Saint Paul Trades and Labor Assembly, and a founding member of the South Como Block Club.
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- Office website
- Campaign website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- John Lesch on Facebook
- John Lesch on Twitter
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Lesch
- Minnesota Secretary of State "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," Accessed June 18, 2012
- Minnesota Secretary of State – 2010 General Election Results
- 2008 General Election Results
- Follow the Money's report on Lesch's 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions
Alice Hausman (DFL)
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 66B
| Succeeded by|
|Minnesota House of Representatives District 66A
| Succeeded by|
Alice Hausman (DFL)
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