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|Name = Ryan Winkler
 
|Name = Ryan Winkler
 
|Profile picture = Winkler.JPG
 
|Profile picture = Winkler.JPG
|Position = Minnesota House of Representatives District 46A
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|Position = Minnesota House of Representatives, District 46A
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
|Tenure =2007 - present
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|Tenure = 2007 - present
 
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 6, 2015]]
 
|Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 6, 2015]]
 
|Assumed office = 2007
 
|Assumed office = 2007
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|Profession = Attorney
 
|Profession = Attorney
 
|Religion = Lutheran
 
|Religion = Lutheran
|Office website = http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?district=44B
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|Office website = http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?district=46A
 
|Campaign website = http://www.ryanwinkler.org/
 
|Campaign website = http://www.ryanwinkler.org/
 
|Personal website =
 
|Personal website =
}}{{tnr}}'''Ryan Winkler''' (b. December 30, 1975) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic-Farmer Labor]] member of the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]], representing District 46A since 2013. He previously represented District 44B from 2007 to 2013.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Ryan Winkler''' (b. December 30, 1975) is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic-Farmer Labor]] member of the [[Minnesota House of Representatives]], representing District 46A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
  
Winkler is General Counsel of Nazca Solutions, Incorporated, and previously worked as an Associate with Smith Parker, Professional Limited Liability Partnership.  He earned his JD from the University of Minnesota and AB in History from Harvard University.
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==Biography==
 
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Winkler earned his A.B. in History from Harvard University and J.D. from the University of Minnesota. His professional experience includes working as General Counsel of Nazca Solutions, and an Associate with Smith Parker, Professional Limited Liability Partnership.<ref name=vs>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=67641 ''Project Vote Smart'' - Rep. Winkler]</ref>
Winkler is Founder/Chair of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Constitution Society, American Bar Association, [[sunshinereview:Hennepin County, Minnesota|Hennepin County]] Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, and the Saint Louis Park City Charter Commission.  He is married and has 2 children.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=67641 ''Project Vote Smart'' - Rep. Winkler]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
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===2009-2010===
 
===2009-2010===
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==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
 
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In 2010, Winkler received $26,676 in campaign donations.  The largest donors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MN&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions]</ref>
 
In 2010, Winkler received $26,676 in campaign donations.  The largest donors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MN&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2010 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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===Comment on Clarence Thomas===
 
===Comment on Clarence Thomas===
 
Following the [[judgepedia:United States Supreme Court|U.S. Supreme Court's]] decision to strike down Section 4 of the [[Voting Rights Act]] on June 25, 2013, Winkler posted a response on Twitter addressing Justice [[judgepedia:Clarence Thomas|Clarence Thomas]], who was part of the majority decision, as "Uncle Thomas," a play on the derogatory phrase 'Uncle Tom.'  Winkler later deleted the tweet, apologizing for using what he called "a loaded term that is offensive to many."<ref>[http://kstp.com/article/stories/S3078954.shtml?cat=7 ''KSTP'', "Statement from Rep. Ryan Winkler on Controversial Tweet," June 25, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2013.]</ref><ref>[http://kstp.com/news/stories/S3078826.shtml?cat=1 ''KSTP'', "Minn. Lawmaker Apologizes for 'Uncle Thomas' Tweet," June 25, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2013.]</ref>
 
Following the [[judgepedia:United States Supreme Court|U.S. Supreme Court's]] decision to strike down Section 4 of the [[Voting Rights Act]] on June 25, 2013, Winkler posted a response on Twitter addressing Justice [[judgepedia:Clarence Thomas|Clarence Thomas]], who was part of the majority decision, as "Uncle Thomas," a play on the derogatory phrase 'Uncle Tom.'  Winkler later deleted the tweet, apologizing for using what he called "a loaded term that is offensive to many."<ref>[http://kstp.com/article/stories/S3078954.shtml?cat=7 ''KSTP'', "Statement from Rep. Ryan Winkler on Controversial Tweet," June 25, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2013.]</ref><ref>[http://kstp.com/news/stories/S3078826.shtml?cat=1 ''KSTP'', "Minn. Lawmaker Apologizes for 'Uncle Thomas' Tweet," June 25, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2013.]</ref>
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Winkler is married with two children.  He was the founder of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Constitution Society, which he has also chaired, and has been a member of the American Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, and the Saint Louis Park City Charter Commission.<ref name=vs/>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
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*[http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=15271 Office website]  
 
*[http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=15271 Office website]  
*[http://www.ryanwinkler.org/ Winkler's website]
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*[http://www.ryanwinkler.org/ Campaign website]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=67641 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=67641 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=67641 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=67641 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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Ryan Winkler
Winkler.JPG
Minnesota House of Representatives, District 46A
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sHarvard College (1998)
J.D.University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2001)
Personal
BirthdayDecember 30, 1975
Place of birthBemidji, Minnesota
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Ryan Winkler (b. December 30, 1975) is a Democratic-Farmer Labor member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 46A. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Winkler earned his A.B. in History from Harvard University and J.D. from the University of Minnesota. His professional experience includes working as General Counsel of Nazca Solutions, and an Associate with Smith Parker, Professional Limited Liability Partnership.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Civil Law
Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy
Elections
Government Operations
Higher Education Finance and Policy

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Election history

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Winkler won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 46A. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and defeated John Swanson (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 46A, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRyan Winkler Incumbent 66% 15,249
     Republican John Swanson 34% 7,860
Total Votes 23,109

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Winkler won re-election to the District 44B Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Rick Rice (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 44B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ryan Winkler (DFL) 10,605 64,64%
Rick Rice (R) 5,788 35.28%
Write-In 14 0.09%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Ryan Winkler won election to the District 44B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Brad Kadue. [5]

Ryan Winkler raised $37,948 for his campaign.[6]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 44B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ryan Winkler (DFL) 14,524 66.80%
Brad Kadue (R) 7,162 32.94%
Write-In 58 0.27%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Winkler received $26,676 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ryan Winkler's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$8,675
Dorsey & Whitney$500
Dayton, Eric J$500
44th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party$500
Inter Faculty Organization$500
Total Raised in 2010 $26,676

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Ryan Winkler's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $9,583

Controversies

Comment on Clarence Thomas

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act on June 25, 2013, Winkler posted a response on Twitter addressing Justice Clarence Thomas, who was part of the majority decision, as "Uncle Thomas," a play on the derogatory phrase 'Uncle Tom.' Winkler later deleted the tweet, apologizing for using what he called "a loaded term that is offensive to many."[8][9]

Personal

Winkler is married with two children. He was the founder of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Constitution Society, which he has also chaired, and has been a member of the American Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, and the Saint Louis Park City Charter Commission.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Nelson (DFL)
Minnesota House of Representatives District 46A
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 44B
2007–2013
Succeeded by
John Benson (DFL)