Rena Moran

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Rena Moran
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Minnesota House of Representatives, District 65A
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sSouthern Illinois University
ProfessionCommunity organizer
Office website
Campaign website
Rena Moran is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 65A. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Moran earned her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Southern Illinois University. Her professional experience includes working a Parent Leader Coordinator with Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota, and lead organizer with Urban Embassy.

Committee assignments


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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy
Education Finance
Health and Human Services Finance
Health and Human Services Policy, Vice-chair
Housing Finance and Policy


Campaign themes


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


  • Excerpt: "Rena plans to create jobs for community members and help get Minnesotans back to work. Having gone through periods of trying to raise her family on a minimum wage job, Rena understands the importance of creating and protecting family-sustaining wage jobs."


  • Excerpt: "Rena believes that every child in Minnesota deserves a great education, regardless of where they live and will fight to give urban school children the same quality of education that their peers in affluent suburbs receive."


  • Excerpt: "Rena supports a single-payer, universal healthcare system."

Public Safety and Justice

  • Excerpt: "We all deserve safe neighborhoods and a sense of peace as we go about our daily lives. Our law enforcement deserves the support of our full community. It is an incredible responsibility to keep us safe and protect our neighborhoods in the face of real danger. "

Public Transportation

  • Excerpt: "Public transportation is the wave of the future. It is environmentally friendly, reduces congestion, creates jobs and spurs local development."

Election history


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Moran won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 65A. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated Daniel Lipp (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 65A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRena Moran Incumbent 84.7% 13,263
     Republican Daniel Lipp 15.3% 2,387
Total Votes 15,650


See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Moran won election to the District 65A Seat in 2010. She defeated Democratic candidate Jeremiah Ellis in the August 10 Democratic primary. She defeated Paul Holmgren (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 65A (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Rena Moran (DFL) 5,149 79.31%
Paul Holmgren (R) 1,313 20.22%
Write-In 30 0.46%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Moran raised $35,111 in contributions.[4]

Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $6,551 to her campaign.


Moran and her husband, John Stewart, have seven children.

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Preceded by
Cy Thao (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 65A
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