Scott Dibble

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Scott Dibble
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Minnesota State Senate, District 61
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$96/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
2001 - 2003
Education
OtherUniversity of Minnesota
Personal
BirthdayAugust 27, 1965
Place of birthNew York, New York
ProfessionCommunity organizer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
D. Scott Dibble (b. August 27, 1965) is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 61. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Dibble served in the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2001 to 2003.

Biography

Dibble attended college at the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas. His professional experience includes working as a community organizer and as a staffer to Minneapolis Councilperson Dore Mead.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment and Energy
Finance
Transportation and Public Safety, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Same-sex marriage

On February 17, 2013, Dibble announced on a talk show that he would introduce a bill in the Minnesota State Senate to legalize same-sex marriage. Representative Karen Clark introduced a similar bill in the Minnesota House of Representatives, and Governor Mark Dayton stated his support for same-sex marriage. Dibble and other same-sex marriage supporters defeated the proposed Minnesota Same-Sex Marriage Amendment in the November 6, 2012 election.[1]

The legislation passed 75-59 in the House and 37-30 in the Senate; Dayton signed it into law on May 14, 2013.[2][3]

Debt negotiations

Dibble was a member of a bipartisan group organized by the National Conference of Legislatures called the Task Force on Federal Deficit Reduction (TFFDR). Consisting of 23 state lawmakers from 17 states,[4] the group went to Capitol Hill on September 21, 2011 to urge the Congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to cut the nation's debt but not impose severe budget cuts on the states.

TFFDR urged the Committee to consider new revenue as a possibility, instead of just focusing on budget cuts as House Speaker John Boehner proposed. The group specifically proposed passage of the "Main Street Fairness Act," which would haved allowed states to tax online retailers.[5]

Election history

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Dibble won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota State Senate District 61. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and was unopposed in the general election on November 6.[6]

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Dibble won re-election to the 60th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Scot Pekarek ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 60 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Dibble (DFL) 27088 79.81%
Scot Pekarek (R) 6782 19.98%
Write-In 70 0.21%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Dibble won re-election to the 60th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating Sam Adriaens (R).[7]

Minnesota State Senate, District 60 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Dibble (DFL) 29,770 82.58%
Sam Adriaens (R) 6,200 17.20%
Write-In 82 0.23%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dibble is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Dibble raised a total of $296,408 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[8]

Scott Dibble's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State Senate, District 61 Won $43,126
2010 Minnesota State Senate, District 60 Won $55,917
2008 Minnesota State Senate, District 60 Not up for election $11,520
2006 Minnesota State Senate, District 60 Won $68,682
2004 Minnesota State Senate, District 60 Not up for election $14,277
2002 Minnesota State Senate, District 60 Won $59,439
2000 Minnesota State House, District 60B Won $43,447
Grand Total Raised $296,408

2012

Dibble won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Dibble raised a total of $43,126.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Dibble's campaign in 2012
Minneapolis Firefighters Fraternal Association (f/k/a Relief Assn Pol Fund)$500
Teamsters Local 120$500
Mah Mah Wi No Min$500
Prairie Island Indian Community$500
Pohlad, James$500
Total Raised in 2012$43,126
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Dibble won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Dibble raised a total of $55,917.

2008

Dibble was not up for election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Dibble raised a total of $11,520.

2006

Dibble won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Dibble raised a total of $68,682.

2004

Dibble won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Dibble raised a total of $14,277.

2002

Dibble won election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Dibble raised a total of $59,439.

2000

Dibble won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Dibble raised a total of $43,447.

Personal

Dibble is married to Richard Leyva.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jeff Hayden (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 61
2013- present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State Senate District 60
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Kari Dziedzic (DFL)