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Roger Chamberlain
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Minnesota State Senate, District 38
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$96/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sNormandale Community College
Bachelor'sMetropolitan State University
Military service
Service/branchArmy National Guard
Date of birthJanuary 14, 1963
ProfessionSenior Corporate Tax Accountant
Office website
Campaign website
Roger Chamberlain (b. January 14, 1963) is a Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 38. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Chamberlain earned his B.S. in Accounting from Metropolitan State University, and his A.A.S. in Law Enforcement at Normandale Community College. His professional experience includes working as a corporate tax accountant.

Committee assignments


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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013


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


Campaign themes


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

Economy - Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Most people understand that the government taking money away from hardworking Minnesotans means less money in their pockets to spend on other things. When the government takes money from hardworking taxpayers, this money cannot then be used for businesses to expand and hire more people."

State Government – Regulation, Spending, Taxes

  • Excerpt: "There is a place for government in our lives but over the years it has become a burden on hardworking taxpayers."

K-12 Education

  • Excerpt: "We all want the best teachers and education system for our kids. But the facts below show that money isn't the only solution."

Amendment, Voter ID

  • Excerpt: "This is a common sense solution to help ensure the integrity of our election system. Minnesotans will have the opportunity to debate the issue and vote on it on November 6, 2012."

Amendment, Definition Of Marriage

  • Excerpt: "This does change current law (see MN Statute 517.01 & 517.03). It is about who will decide this important cultural issue, seven judges or the citizens. People will be given the opportunity to debate the issue in the “public square” and the vote on whether the definition of marriage should remain the same."

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Roger Chamberlain endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Election history


See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Chamberlain won re-election in District 38 in 2012 due to redistricting. He was unopposed in the August 14 Republican primary and defeated Timothy Henderson (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Minnesota State Senate, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Chamberlain Incumbent 53.3% 23,817
     Democratic Timothy Henderson 46.7% 20,849
Total Votes 44,666


See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Chamberlain had no opponent in the primary. He defeated incumbent Sandy Rummel (DFL) in the general election.[5]

Minnesota State Senate, District 53 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Chamberlain (R) 18394 52.69%
Sandy Rummel (DFL) 16483 47.22%
Write-In 33 0.09%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Chamberlain is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Chamberlain raised a total of $80,110 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[6]

Roger Chamberlain's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State Senate, District 38 Won $40,358
2010 Minnesota State Senate, District 53 Won $39,752
Grand Total Raised $80,110


Chamberlain won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Chamberlain raised a total of $40,358.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Roger Chamberlain's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$8,171
Chamberlain, Roger C.$1,381
Elness, Ward$500
Hill, Louis F.$500
Hamilton, Eleanor E.$500
Total Raised in 2012$40,358
Source:Follow the Money


Chamberlain won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Chamberlain raised a total of $39,752.


Chamberlain and his wife, Anette, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ted Daley (R)
Minnesota State Senate District 38
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Sandy Rummel (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 53
Succeeded by
Susan Kent (DFL)