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|Position = Minnesota House of Representatives, District 11A
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|Political party = Democratic
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}}{{tnr}}'''Mike Sundin'''  is a [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012]] [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012#District 11A|District 11A]] of the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]].  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Mike Sundin'''  is a [[Democratic|Democratic-Farmer-Labor]] member of the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]], representing District 11A.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  
==Elections==
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sundin served on the following committees:
  
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
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|Committee2 = Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries
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|Chair2 = Vice-chair
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|Committee3 = Transportation Finance
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|Committee4 = Transportation Policy
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2012====
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Sundin's website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://www.mikesundin.com/?page_id=59 ''Mikesundin.com'' "Issues." Retrieved July 4, 2013.]</ref>
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'''The Road Less Traveled (for good reason).'''
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*Excerpt: "The Highway 73 rebuild is the number one highway project needed in House District 11A. Everyday that road is left in poor shape, a minor tragedy occurs in Western Carlton County. That tragedy is the loss of productive time and economic opportunity for residents in that area. Hopefully, a life-ending disaster will never unfold along Highway 73. Nothing should be more important than the economic health and physical safety of our residents! We need invest in poor rural areas too, we need to do better now, for all of 11A , and for all of Minnesota."
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'''Proposed Voter ID Constitutional Amendment and Why it’s a Bad Idea for Minnesota.'''
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*Excerpt: "We have an imaginary problem, and a proposed solution that doesn’t even address the imaginary problem. That “solution” will cost the Taxpayers millions of dollars that we don’t have, and the only thing we know for sure is that it will be a burden to well more than 300,000 Minnesota voters. Do you think all of those people will go through all this added trouble to vote?"
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==Election history==
 
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:: ''See also: [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Sundin is running in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012|Minnesota House of Representatives]] District 11A. He defeated [[Bruce Ahlgren]] in the Democratic primary on August 14. Incumbent [[Torrey Westrom]] did not run for re-election. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. <ref>[http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us/CandidateFilingResults.aspx?county=0&municipality=0&schooldistrict=0&hospitaldistrict=0&level=1&party=0&federal=False&judicial=False&executive=False&senate=False&representative=True&title=&office=0&candidateid=0 ''Minnesota Secretary of State'' "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," Accessed June 18, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MN_State_Senate_0814.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP'' "Minnesota - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 14, 2012]</ref>
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Sundin won election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012|Minnesota House of Representatives]] District 11A. He defeated [[Bruce Ahlgren]] in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated [[Jim Putnam (Minnesota)|Jim Putnam]] (R) and [[Cory Pylkka]] (Independence) in the general election on November 6, 2012. <ref>[http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us/CandidateFilingResults.aspx?county=0&municipality=0&schooldistrict=0&hospitaldistrict=0&level=1&party=0&federal=False&judicial=False&executive=False&senate=False&representative=True&title=&office=0&candidateid=0 ''Minnesota Secretary of State'' "2012 State General Election Candidate Filings," Accessed June 18, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.sos.state.mn.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=11802 ''Minnesota Secretary of State,'' Official 2012 Primary Results]</ref>
  
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|candidate3 = Cory Pylkka
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|votes1 = 12610
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Sundin has made upgrading Minnesota's infrastructure one of his main goals. He opposes voter I.D. laws.<ref>[http://www.mikesundin.com/?page_id=59 ''Mikesundin.com'' "Issues," Accessed August 9, 2012]</ref>
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|link=<ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=1414216 ''Follow the Money'', "Sundin, Mike." Retrieved July 1, 2013.]</ref>
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|org1 = Public Fund
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|org3 = Carpenters Local 361 Pol Fund
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|org4 = Carlton County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
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|org5 = Painters Local 61 Political Action
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==Scorecards==
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===Taxpayers League of Minnesota===
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{{The Taxpayers League of Minnesota Writeup}}
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====2013====
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{{The Taxpayers League of Minnesota house scorecard 2013|name=Sundin|score=0|rank=78th}}
  
 
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*[http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=15418 Office website]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=140963 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=140963 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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Mike Sundin
Mike Sundin.jpg
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 11A
Incumbent
In office
January 8, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
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
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mike Sundin is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 11A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy
Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries, Vice-chair
Transportation Finance
Transportation Policy


Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

The Road Less Traveled (for good reason).

  • Excerpt: "The Highway 73 rebuild is the number one highway project needed in House District 11A. Everyday that road is left in poor shape, a minor tragedy occurs in Western Carlton County. That tragedy is the loss of productive time and economic opportunity for residents in that area. Hopefully, a life-ending disaster will never unfold along Highway 73. Nothing should be more important than the economic health and physical safety of our residents! We need invest in poor rural areas too, we need to do better now, for all of 11A , and for all of Minnesota."

Proposed Voter ID Constitutional Amendment and Why it’s a Bad Idea for Minnesota.

  • Excerpt: "We have an imaginary problem, and a proposed solution that doesn’t even address the imaginary problem. That “solution” will cost the Taxpayers millions of dollars that we don’t have, and the only thing we know for sure is that it will be a burden to well more than 300,000 Minnesota voters. Do you think all of those people will go through all this added trouble to vote?"

Election history

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sundin won election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 11A. He defeated Bruce Ahlgren in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Jim Putnam (R) and Cory Pylkka (Independence) in the general election on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 11A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Sundin 64% 12,610
     Republican Jim Putnam 30.1% 5,931
     Independence Cory Pylkka 5.9% 1,164
Total Votes 19,705
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 11A Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Sundin 57.6% 2,364
Bruce Ahlgren 42.4% 1,740
Total Votes 4,104

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sundin is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Sundin raised a total of $26,706 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 1, 2013.[4]

Mike Sundin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State House, District 11A Won $26,706
Grand Total Raised $26,706

2012

Sundin won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sundin raised a total of $26,706.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Sundin's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$4,596
11th Senate District Dfl New$575
Carpenters Local 361 Pol Fund$500
Carlton County Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$500
Painters Local 61 Political Action$500
Total Raised in 2012$26,706
Source:Follow the Money

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."[5]

2013

Sundin received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 78th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[6]

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Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 11A
2013- present
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