Steve Drazkowski

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Steve Drazkowski
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Minnesota House of Representatives District 21B
Incumbent
In office
2007 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$66/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedAugust 7, 2007
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin
Master'sUniversity of Minnesota
Personal
BirthdayNovember 27, 1964
Place of birthWinona, MN
ProfessionCo-Owner, Decor and Gift Shopping
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Steve Drazkowski (b. November 27, 1964) is a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 21B since 2013. He previously represented District 28B from 2007 to 2013.

Drazkowski is Co-Owner of Decor and Gift Shopping. He previously served as Minnesota Field Director for Whitetails Unlimited, Agriculture Educator at University of Minnesota Extension Service, County Extension Agriculture Agent for Hinckley, and a marketing employee for the Vision Design Group, Incorporated.

Drazkowski is a member of Ducks Unlimited, Frontenac Sportsmen's Club, Lake City Sportsmen's Club, Midwest Forage Association, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, National Future Farmers of America Alumni Association, National Rifle Association, Saint Felix Catholic Church, and the Southeast Minnesota Agricultural Alliance.[1]

He is married and has one child.

Issues

Campaign themes

Drazkowski's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Energy

  • Excerpt:"It is time for Minnesota to be a leader in establishing energy independence, not simply establishing an energy standard. Minnesota’s working families are paying more than ever before for energy – and there are no signs of that trend reversing."

Education

  • Excerpt:"State mandates threaten the ability of our schools to provide high quality education at reasonable funding levels. Steve strongly favors reducing state mandates for schools, simplifying the state’s funding formulas to make them easier for all to understand, increasing local school board control, and introducing performance pay for teachers."

Marriage

  • Excerpt:"Marriage is a time-tested and sacred institution between one man and one woman. Steve firmly believes that Minnesotans should be given the opportunity to vote upon the constitutional definition of marriage for our state."

Guns

  • Excerpt:"Steve highly values gun ownership, personal protection, and the second amendment. He believes that our right to own and bear arms shall not be infringed, period."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt:"Draz believes that personal choice and personal responsibility have been removed from our system, creating a government-driven momentum for health care price increases."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Operations
Judiciary Finance and Policy
Taxes

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Drazkowski won re-election in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 21A. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 14 and defeated Bruce Montplaisir (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 21B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Drazkowski Incumbent 58% 11,759
     Democratic Bruce Montplaisir 42% 8,511
Total Votes 20,270

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Drazkowski won re-election to the District 28B Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Mark A. Schneider (DFL) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 28B (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Mark A. Schneider (DFL) 5,160 34.77%
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Drazkowski (R) 9,669 65.15%
Write-In 12 0.08%


2008

On November 4, 2008, Steve Drazkowski won election to the District 28B Seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives, defeating Linda Pfeilsticker. [6]

Steve Drazkowski raised $33,422 for his campaign.[7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 28B (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Drazkowski (R) 10980 54.75%
Linda Pfeilsticker (DFL) 9050 45.13%
Write-In 24 0.12%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Drazkowski received $32,542 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below.[8]

Minnesota House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Drazkowski's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$4,254
Cummins, Robert & Joan$1,000
Roschen, Jim & Deb$500
Winona County Republicans 20158$450
Jones, Doug & Staughton, Mary$422
Total Raised in 2010 $32,542

2008

Listed below is the largest contributor to Steve Drazkowski's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Public Fund $5,417

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Torkelson (R)
Minnesota State House District 21B
2013-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Minnesota State House District 28B
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Gregory Davids (R)