Paul Marquart

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Paul Marquart
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 4B
Incumbent
In office
2001 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Dakota
Associate'sNorth Dakota State College of Science
Master'sTri-College University
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 9, 1957
Place of birthFargo, North Dakota
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Paul Marquart (b. January 9, 1957) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 4B. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Marquart served as Mayor of Dilworth from 1990 to 2000, and as a member of the Dilworth City Council from 1988 to 1989.

Biography

Marquart's professional experience includes working as a teacher at Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Education Finance, Chair
Education Policy
Taxes
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

  • Division on Property and Local Tax, Ranking Minority Member

2009-2010

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

Election history

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Marquart won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 4B. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 7 and defeated Paul Sandman (R) in the general election on November 6.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 4B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Marquart Incumbent 65.3% 12,637
     Republican Paul Sandman 34.7% 6,719
Total Votes 19,356

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Marquart won re-election to the District 9B Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Benjamin Grimsley (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 9B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Marquart (DFL) 8,876 61.85%
Benjamin Grimsley (R) 5,462 12%
Write-In 12 0.08%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Paul Marquart won election to the District 9B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Dayna Olson. [5]

Paul Marquart raised $29,459 for his campaign.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 9B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Marquart (DFL) 15,095 74.87%
Dayna Olson (R) 5,054 25.07%
Write-In 12 0.06%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Marquart is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Marquart raised a total of $189,033 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[7]

Paul Marquart's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota House, District 4B Won $16,570
2010 Minnesota House, District 9B Won $22,589
2008 Minnesota House, District 9B Won $29,459
2006 Minnesota House, District 9B Won $28,541
2004 Minnesota House, District 9B Won $28,845
2002 Minnesota House, District 9B Won $31,626
2000 Minnesota House, District 9B Won $31,403
Grand Total Raised $189,033

2012

Marquart won re-election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Marquart raised a total of $16,570.
Minnesota House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul Marquart's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$3,800
Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance$500
Inter Faculty Organization$500
Education Minnesota$450
Minnesota Multi Housing Association$300
Total Raised in 2012$16,570
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Marquart received $22,589 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[8]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul Marquart's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$4,732
Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance$500
Great River Energy$500
Inter Faculty Organization$500
Naiop Economic Growth Fund C/O The Harrington Co$500
Total Raised in 2010 $22,589

2008

Listed below are the two largest contributors to Paul Marquart's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $5,140
Paul Marquart $2,427

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."[9]

2013

Marquart received a score of 0% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 99th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[10]

2012

Marquart received a score of 0% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 122nd out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members.[11]

2011

Marquart received a score of 15% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 78th out of all 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members. [12]

Personal

Marquart is married and has two children. He has been a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, and Sportsmen Club.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Larry Howes (R)
Minnesota State House District 4B
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 9B
2001–2013
Succeeded by
Ron Kresha (R)