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Karin Housley

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Karin Housley
Karin Housley.jpg
Minnesota State Senate District 39
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$96/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
High schoolSouth St. Paul High School
Bachelor'sState University of New York
Place of birthSouth St. Paul, MN
ProfessionFounder, investment club for women/radio host/Realtor
Office website
Karin Housley is a Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 39 since 2013.


Campaign themes

Housley's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs & the Economy

  • Excerpt: "I want to help get this state back on track to being prosperous. Now, more than ever, we need to focus on growing our economy & improving our job climate. We need to keep our businesses here and we need to help to create more jobs. I will work diligently for job growth in our state by easing the taxes, high fees, & complicated state regulations."


  • Excerpt: "I will work with parents and educators to: Improve the quality of teaching, Address the student problems outside of the classroom, Hold schools accountable, Prepare ALL students for life after high school"

Health Care

  • Excerpt: "The ever-increasing cost of health care and outrageous cost of prescription drugs must be addressed. Opening our health care system to competition, increasing consumer-based decision-making in the process and providing greater incentives for those who purchase long-term care insurance are a couple cost-friendly approaches with promise."

Committee assignments


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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2012
State and Local Government



See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Housley ran in the 2012 election for Minnesota State Senate District 39. She was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Julie Bunn (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKarin Housley 50.7% 23,385
     Democratic Julie Bunn 49.3% 22,754
Total Votes 46,139

Minnesota State Senate, District 39 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKarin Housley 67.3% 1,941
Eric Michael Langness 32.7% 945
Total Votes 2,886


See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Housley was a Republican candidate for District 57 of the Minnesota State Senate. She was defeated by Katie Sieben (DFL) in the general election.

Campaign donors


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Political offices
Preceded by
James Metzen (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 39
Succeeded by