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Roger Reinert
Minnesota State Senate District 7
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
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
2009 - 2011
Bachelor'sUniversity of Minnesota
Master'sMinnesota State University-Mankato
Military service
Service/branchNaval Reserve
Date of birthJuly 7, 1970
Office website
Roger Reinert (b. July 22, 1970) is a Democratic Farm-Labor member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 7 since 2011. He also served as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2009 to 2011.

Reinert has worked as a teacher in the Duluth School District and Lake Superior School District, served in the United States Naval Reserve, and was an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota Extension.

He is a member of the Asbury Methodist Church.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation and Public Safety


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Reinert served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Reinert served on these committees:



See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Reinert won re-election to the District 7 seat in 2012. He was unopposed in the August 14 primary, and defeated Republican Tyler Verry in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Reinert Incumbent 77.3% 32,684
     Republican Tyler Verry 22.7% 9,621
Total Votes 42,305


See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Reinert won re-election to the District 7 seat in the Minnesota State Senate in 2010, defeating Rilla Debot Opelt (R) in the November 2 general election.[3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 7 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Reinert (DFL) 19545 72.73%
Rilla Debot Opelt (R) 7268 27.05%
Write-In 60 0.22%


On November 4, 2008, Roger Reinert won election to the District 7 Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Allen Kehr and Jay Kohl. [4]

Roger Reinert raised $38,917 for his campaign.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 7 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Reinert (DFL) 13,364 72.96%
Allen Kehr (R) 3,648 19.91%
Jay Kohl (I) 1,259 6.87%
Write-In 47 0.26%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Reinert raised $51,431 in contributions. [6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $13,436
Roger (Reinert) For Duluth 7B $5,630
6th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party $2,000
7th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party $1,000


Listed below is the largest contributor to Roger Reinert's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $6,527

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Political offices
Preceded by
Yvonne Prettner Solon (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 7
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Minnesota State House District 7B
Succeeded by
Kerry Gauthier (DFL)