Laurie Halverson

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Laurie Halverson
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 51B
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Laurie Halverson is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 51B. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Elections, Vice-chair
Health and Human Services Finance


Campaign themes


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

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "As your Representative, I will work to bring job growth back to Eagan by supporting small and growing businesses with lower property taxes and a plan to boost private sector investments in home-grown entrepreneurs."

Excellent Schools

  • Excerpt: "We should be focused on ensuring that every student has the opportunity to achieve their best and that Minnesota keeps producing a highly skilled workforce."


  • Excerpt: "We must continue the progress being made with transportation investments in our region. Roads, bridges, and transit go hand-in-hand to improve safety and reduce congestion."

Election history


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Halverson ran in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 51B. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated incumbent Doug Wardlow (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 51B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLaurie Halverson 51.9% 12,210
     Republican Doug Wardlow Incumbent 48.1% 11,298
Total Votes 23,508

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Halverson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Halverson raised a total of $39,780 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 17, 2013.[4]

Laurie Halverson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 51B Won $39,780
Grand Total Raised $39,780


Halverson won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Halverson raised a total of $39,780.


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."[5]


Halverson received a score of 15% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 63rd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Tillberry (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 51B
Succeeded by